Entre la mer et l'eau douce/Between Sweet & Salt Water

Entre la mer et l'eau douce/Between Sweet & Salt Water

Film Retrospective 2018-19: Nouvelle Vague, Revisited


Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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Entre la mer et l'eau douce by Michel Brault (Canada, 1967, 85 min.)

With Jean François Hould, Head of Quebec Government Office in Chicago - In French with English subtitles.

A folk singer leaves his aboriginal lover and the antique comforts of rural Quebec, saying goodbye with a bastard's shrug. It's getting cold. He and his guitar are headed for Montreal.  

Shot on location in diners, slaughterhouses and tenements, using available light and a 35-mm hand-held camera, Brault follows Claude (actor-singer Claude Gauthier), as he drifts from job to job, in and girlfriend to girlfriend (staying longest with a waitress, Geneviève, played by Geneviève Bujold).
Michel Brault’s debut film is informed by his camera work for Jean Rouch, the pioneer of cinema-vérité -- and let’s be clear : there wouldn’t be anything New about the French New Wave without cinéma-vérité…
 
As to Genevieve Bujold, she went on to work with Alain Resnais, Louis Malle and Philippe de Broca in France, David Cronenberg in Canada, and Brian de Palma in the US. She received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn.
 
“Entre la mer et l'eau douce” has the energy and restless curiosity that defined the best Quebec films of the period. – The Globe and Mail
 
Please note : Wine service at 6:00 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m.

Jean-François Hould began his term as Québec Government Delegate in Chicago on September 5, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hould has held the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie since April 2014. He also served as a member of various Québec ministers’ offices from 2003 to 2011, in particular as Deputy Chief of Staff and Political Advisor to the Minister of Culture. In 2011, he joined the public service, first as a Socio-Economic Planning Officer at the Ministry of Culture, and then as Cultural Director at the Québec Government Office in New York.

 

 

 

Film Retrospective 2018-2019

Nouvelle Vague, Revisited

Vintage cars and jazz music; love stories in black and white; reckless youth, smoke and style, so much style … Our new film series is all about the French New Wave with the films you know and love shown on Saturday afternoons, and weeknight screenings dedicated to the New Wave’s influence around the world and across generations—in the presence of our guest speakers.

Are you ready to be swept away? Here comes La Nouvelle Vague again!

 
Series curated by Aimée Laberge, and co-curated by Bailey Holtz and Randy William