The Woman Who Saw the Bear

The Woman Who Saw the Bear

Directed by Joannie Lafrenière

Genre Documentaire
Country Quebec
Year 2015
Length 17 min 1 s
Formats DVD
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Since 1980, Lucille Côté has lived in Laterrière, surrounded by more than 250 animals. With a silver mane and candid demeanor, Lucille practices a craft that has long been the exclusive domain of men: Taxidermy. Through various contemplative and country-flavoured tableaux, we meet a particular breed of taxidermist, living outside of the digital age, with enough skills to get by in the woods without a compass or a frying pan.

Themes

couple relationships
hunting and fishing
married life
marginalization
professional life
sex discrimination
taxidermy

Biography

Joannie enjoys the simple pleasures in life, like riding her bike down a hill and feeling the wind flow through her hair, line dancing in pleasant company, jigsaw puzzles comprised of less than 100 pieces, bawling her heart out at the movies, fawning over little dogs, mismatched chinaware and ostentatious headgear.


Distribution

Lucille Côté, Michel Lavoie

Team

Production Joannie Lafrenière (Les productions du Chat Coupé)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Joannie Lafrenière
EDITING Joannie Lafrenière
Sound Pierre Brouillette-Hamelin
Music Gervaise
Other Animation : Daniel Delisle, Benoit Le Rouzès

Awards

Festival Images en Vues |2015| En compétition * GRAND PRIX DU PUBLIC, Prix Prends Ça Court!, Montréal |2016| En compétition, *PRIX ENTREPRISES VIDÉO SERVICE, *PRIX PHI FILMS, *PRIX POST MODERNE

Festivals

Regard sur le Court Métrage, Festival Cinéma du Monde, Cinéma sous les étoiles, Tournée Coup de Cœur, Flickers : Rhode Island Int. Film Festival, Carrousel du Film de Rimouski, Festival du Film de la Ville de Québec, Festival Images en Vues, FICFA, Long Week-End du Court, Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone de Vancouver, Sundance Short Film Connection Market, Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Prix Prends Ça Court!, Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Short N’ Sweet au Centre Culturel Canadien de Paris, Festival Int. Du Film Ethnographique du Québec, Ciné-Club Caserne 45, Hot Docs, Cinéma Paraloeil, Dresden Int. Film Festival