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


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 | GRAND PRIX DU PUBLIC
Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie | 2015 | PRIX DU MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE CANADIEN
Prix Prends ça court! | 2016 | PRIX ENTREPRISES VIDÉO SERVICE, PRIX PHI FILMS, PRIX POST MODERNE


Festivals

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Festival Cinéma du Monde
Cinéma sous les étoiles
Flickers : Rhode Island International Film Festival
Carrousel du film de Rimouski
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Festival Images en vues
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Le long week-end du court
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone de Vancouver
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
Short N’ Sweet au Centre culturel canadien de Paris
Festival International du film ethnographique du Québec
Hot Docs
Festival international de court métrage de Dresde