Waiting For Spring80 min., documentary, Québec, Canada, 2013
Directed byMarie-Geneviève Chabot
Produced byInformAction (Ian Oliveri & Ian Quenneville)
During the long winter season in Northern Québec, Berny and his neighbors live peacefully, chopping wood, fishing on the ice and getting ready for a rally. Former miners, they decided to stay in the region despite the closure of the mines and the departure of their relatives. This winter at the end of the world is their home.
Waiting for the Spring is a story made of snow, wind, rock and resistance, told with the poetry of vast silences and words cut with chainsaw.
It is the meeting of a mythical land, where the outdoors still shelter men who are both free and tied to their land. Exhausted but beautifully alive men.
Written and directed by Marie-Geneviève Chabot
Produced by : Ian Oliveri et Ian Quenneville
Executive producer : Nathalie Barton
Cinematography : Karine van Ameringen
Editing : Natalie Lamoureux
Sound Design : Martin Allard
Sound mixing : Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
Music : Freeworm
Sound Recording : Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier
Participants : Bernard Bizier, Alain Dallaire, Jean-Yves Fournier
Script advisor : Carole Laganière
A native of Montreal, Marie-Geneviève Chabot has worked as an artist and filmmaker for the past 15 years. Following her studies in arts and cinema at UQÀM, she has wracked up an impressive list of experiences in the cultural field, including working as a videographer (Télé sans frontières, Parole citoyenne), as an instructor (Wapikoni mobile) and behind the scenes on various theatre productions (Les Deux mondes, La Maison théâtre).
Since making Bonne chance (ONF, 2005), her first feature-length film which was shot in Africa, she has directed several award-wining documentaries, including Le peuple de bronze, which won the Young Talent award at the Vues d’Afrique festival, and Le bout du monde, winner of the PVP Group award at the Percéides festival. Inspired by her years in Northern Quebec, her critically acclaimed film, En attendant le printemps (InformAction, 2013), won the Jutra for best feature-length documentary.
Waiting for Spring (En attendant le printemps), 80 minutes, documentaire, 2013
Le bout du monde, 22 minutes, documentaire, 2013
Le peuple de bronze, 24 minutes, documentaire, 2011
Passages, 77 minutes, documentaire, 2011
Les mètres carrés oubliés, 48 minutes, documentaire, 2008
Bonne chance, 76 minutes, documentaire, 2005