71 min, documentary, Canada, Canada, 2017
Directed byBruno Boulianne
Produced byLes productions de l'Épaule inc.

Film details


A goose-hunting guide since his teens, Gilles Gagné lives on l’Isle-aux-Oyes and L’Isle-aux-Grues, in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. For years, he guided Jean Paul Riopelle on hunting trips, and their adventures led to the painter’s masterpiece L’hommage à Rosa Luxemburg. Today, Gagné leads the explorations of contemporary artist Marc Séguin (the subject of Bruno Boulianne’s previous film, Bull’s eye, un peintre à l’affût). Gagné is the wise keeper of a place and a time, of memory and nature. The perfect guide for passing down knowledge and discovering eternal beauty.



Script and Direction : Bruno Boulianne

Photography : Alex Margineanu, François Vincelette

Editing : Vincent Guignard

Sound Design : Martin Allard, Simon Gervais

Sound Mixing : Serge Boivin

Sound Recording : Stéphane Barsalou, Mélanie Gauthier

Production : Bruno Boulianne avec Les productions de l’Épaule inc.


With : Gilles Gagné, Marc Séguin, Gina Vézina


Financial Partners

Conseil des arts du Canada

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québéc


Crédit d’impôt du Canada




Bruno Boulianne

With a background in architecture and communications, Bruno Boulianne first got noticed on the Radio-Canada television program La Course Europe-Asie in 1990–91. He went on to direct the documentary Un cirque sur le fleuve, which won the Best Hope Award at the 1994 Rendez- vous du cinéma québécois. Fascinated by the relationship between people and their environment, he has made some fifteen films that have garnered several awards, including the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award for Le Compteur d’oiseaux (2004) at the 2005 Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement, and the NFB Award for Best Canadian Film at the 23rd Festival Vues d’Afrique in Montreal for Le prix de l’exode (2006), shot in Mali. His feature-length documentary Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch (2010), won the ARTV Springboard to the World Award, at the 28th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal.




L’homme de l’Isle (2017 / 71 min)

Claude n’est pas mort (2017 / 45 min)

Monsieur le maire (2014 / 52 min)

Un rêve américain (2014 / 91 min)

Ne touchez pas à mon église! (2012 / 63 min)

Le chant de la brousse (2011 / 46 min)

Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch (2010 / 75 min)

50 tonnes d’épinettes (2007 / 46 min)

Pompiers boréals (2006 / 44 min)

Le Compteur d’oiseaux (2004 / 52 min)

Des hommes de passage (2002 / 43 min)

Aviature (2000 / 48 min)

Un cirque sur le fleuve (1993 / 26 min)