71 minutes, documentary, Canada, 2018
Directed byJean-Marc E. Roy
Produced byLBDP Films Inc. (La Boîte de pickup)

Film details

Des histoires inventées (Imaginary Tales) is a documentary feature best described as the portrait of an author about and with André Forcier. It is the story of an exceptional and undeniable filmmaker in our national cinema’s landscape and a pillar at the heart of its identity. It is a chance to revisit his body of work, known for its heavy dose of magical realism, through the re-enactment of scenes from throughout his filmography. It is a stroll through his world: appearing sometimes as a recollection, a footprint or a memory.


Director and screenplay : Jean-Marc E.Roy

Cinematographer : Alexandre Lampron

Editor : Philippe David Gagné

Sound : Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin-Gagnon, Simon Plouffe, Francois Pinet-Forcier

Sound mix : Christian Rivest

Sound editor : Christian Rivest

Originale music : Morti Viventear

Artistic director : Ariane Drapeau

Cast : Marie Tifo, Rémy Girard, Juliette Gosselin, Émile Schneider, Michel Barrette, Céline Bonnier, David Boutin, France Castel, Donald Pilon, Renaud Pinet-Forcier, Charlotte Aubin, Sandrine Bisson, Michel Côté, Gaston Lepage, Louise Marleau, Angelo Cadet, Marc Messier, Robin Aubert, François Forcier, Geneviève Brouillette, Roy Dupuis


This film is part of the SPIRA COLLECTION. For more information about SPIRA, please go on


Jean-Marc E. Roy

Jean-Marc E. Roy’s body of work oscillates between documentary and fiction. Since 1999, several of his films have been presented and received awards here and abroad. A numerous grants recipient, he was awarded the CALQ prize for creator of the year in 2015. He recently directed Bleu tonnerre (Blue Thunder) and Crème de menthe which both premiered at The Directors Fortnight (2015 and 2017). Roy is presently finishing his first feature-length documentary about filmmaker André Forcier (Des Histoires inventées / Imaginary Tales – 2018). He’s also working on a feature film called Bijou.