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Pour l’amour de Thomas

Pour l’amour de Thomas (VOF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
April 22nd, 2021
Duration
105 min
Cycle
Claude Gagnon, A singular view

A filmmaker who is utterly unique in Quebec’s cinematic history. Starting in the 1970s, he expressed his singular perspective by travelling to Japan to direct Keiko, the story of an arranged marriage in parallel with a gay love story. He has built a coherent filmography, bringing fully realized directorial skills to explorations of marginal and complex situations, exposing social issues seldom seen in our films, including Indigenous issues (Visage pale, 1985) and the lives of people with disabilities (Kenny, 1987). Discover the work of a filmmaker who is still working, and in tune with our time.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director

Pour l’amour de Thomas
Directed by
Claude Gagnon
Language
VOF
Actors
Brigitte Fossey, Matthieu Rozé, Marie Tifo, Claude Gauthier, David La Haye
Origins
Canada, France
Year
1995
Duration
105 min
Genre
Drame
Rating
G
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A young HIV-positive man returns to his birthplace in Québec and tries to live life as fully as possible, rejecting self-pity and alienating his over-protective mother.

Pour l’amour de Thomas

Claude Gagnon

Claude Gagnon (born 1949 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and producer, who frequently works in both Canada and Japan. His most noted films include Keiko (1979), Kenny *(1988), *The Pianist (1991), Kamataki (2005) and Karakara (2012). He won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1979 for Keiko. (Wikipedia)

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Rencontrer Claude Gagnon pour discuter de son cinéma est une occasion de retraverser quatre décennies d’engagement ininterrompu derrière la caméra...

Full Cast
When they told me about the scenario [...] I suggested to the French that they isolate the young man on an island, where he was born. Captive also in the sense that we are there at the mercy of the tides. They liked it. For French telephages, the Île Verte will seem very exotic.
Claude Gagnon (1994)
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