Due to the weather forecast, the Bleu soir opening party at the Livart is rescheduled to Thursday June 27, 7:00 PM.

Cinépistolaire

Ten Canadian filmmakers. Five filmed correspondences.

Cinéma Public is proud to present Cinépistolaire, our very first original creation. During the 2021 confinement, we commissioned five series of short epistolary films from Canadian filmmaker duos: Caroline Monnet and Carol Nguyen, Lina Rodriguez and Jorge Lozano, Trevor Anderson and Eva Cvijanović, Shannon Walsh and Julien Elie, and Nour Ouayda and Rhayne Vermette. From these exchanges of filmed letters, a unique cinematic space is born, where each person’s voice and gaze simultaneously listen to the other and unveil the self. All episodes are available to view for free. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Past program


Cinépistolaire à l’affiche

Cinépistolaire is making the jump to the big screen! This festive evening will be an opportunity to experience Bleu soir completely free of charge and to meet some of the filmmakers of the series.

Various filmmakers
Canada

language: French, English, Anishinaabemowin, Vietnamese, Spanish
subtitles: English

60 min

Cinépistolaire


Épisode 1

In the first episode of Cinépistolaire, Carol Nguyen and Caroline Monnet respond to the themes raised by their pen pal (language, identity, belonging) while stylistically challenging each other. An exemplary case of artistic dialogue.

Carol Nguyen, Caroline Monnet
Canada

language: English, French, Anishinaabemowin, Vietnamese
subtitles: English or French

21 min

Cinépistolaire


Épisode 2

Through a series of quiet, poetic flashes, Jorge Lozano and Lina Rodríguez articulate a compelling reflection on cinema. A fascinating object that mixes self-portraits, anonymous home movies and images shot in different South American countries.

Jorge Lozano, Lina Rodríguez
Canada

language: Spanish, English
subtitles: English or French

43 min

Cinépistolaire


Épisode 3

Neighborhood tour, car ride, improvisation and animation lessons, making-of, botanical contemplation, commentary on precarity in the arts… Eva Cvijanović and Trevor Anderson offer us quite a program in their playful and friendly correspondence.

Trevor Anderson, Eva Cvijanović
Canada

language: English
subtitles: French

25 min

Cinépistolaire


Episode 4

In Mexico, Julien Elie is busy shooting his next film. In British Columbia, Shannon Walsh is grieving the loss of a loved one. While assuming distinct modes of expression (travelogue, remix of personal archives), they find links between their respective experiences.

Julien Elie, Shannon Walsh
Canada

language: French, English
subtitles: French or English

25 min

Cinépistolaire


Episode 5

Between Winnipeg and Beirut, Rhayne Vermette and Nour Ouayda take it in turns to create the images of a silent ritual — one through the medium of silver film, the other through video. Are they trying to summon this mysterious lynx, which they both evoke?

Rhayne Vermette, Nour Ouayda
Canada

language: English
subtitles: French or English

16 min

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