Vaillancourt : Isn’t It Beautiful80min, documentary, Canada, 2019
Directed byJohn Blouin
Produced byCabina Obscura
Armand Vaillancourt is known for his sculptures. He tells his tale and reflects about the present, thus performing his life with a disarming authenticity.
Armand Vaillancourt is known for his sculptures, both artistically and socially, both at home and around the world. He is a giant as we rarely comme across. What gives him such creative force? This intimate documentary shows Vaillancourt as never seen before, telling the story of his life with a disarming authenticity.
Written and Directed by : John Blouin
Cinematography : Nicolas Bilodeau
Editing : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Music : Bernard Falaise
Sound Design : Mériol Lehmann
Sound Mix : Mériol Lehmann
Colorization : Marc Boucrot
Produced by : Cabina Obscura
Canada Council for the Arts
Conseils des arts et des lettres du Québec
Les Films du 3 Mars
During his studies, John Blouin became a projectionist at the NFB. He founded Cabina Obscura, a cinematic performance combining 35-16 mm projectors and digital, shadows and live soundtrack. He wanders by cities and festivals, from Montreal to Beijing. John is interested in another facet of the image by making short films including Change Over, Filmstripe and Gate, trilogy on the death of a cinema. LUX, a film installation, and Cap au Pire, a new performance cycle, are his latest works in circulation.
John Blouin is the new Commissioner of PHOS, a festival dedicated to the various spheres of today’s image.
Finally, after a 12-year-old cinematic epic with the famous sculptor Armand Vaillancourt, John launches his feature-length documentary in the fall 2019 : Vaillancourt, it’s beautiful
LUX / 2015-2019/ 30 min/ cinématic installation
Cap au pire/ 2017/ 20 min/ cinématic performance
Serpentine / 2015-2016 / 17 min/ ciné-dance performance
Lou, La vie! / 2015/5min41/ documentary-essay
El Paysan, 2014-2016 / 20 min / documentary performance
El Paysan / 2013/ 17min50/ documentary
Gate / 2013 / 4 min 20/ fiction
Filmstripe / 2012 / 17min / fiction / documentary
Change Over / 2011 / 5 min 29 / fiction
Mines de Rien/2009-2013/ 30 min/ cinématic performance
Cabina Obscura/ 2005-2012/ 40min/ cinématic performance