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Happiness Bound

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This remarkable film sits at the crossroads of poetry and cinema. These two worlds merged when producer Michel Sarao suggested the idea to Monique Simard of Productions Virage. Happiness was the theme chosen for the project. In this cinematographic anthology put together by Philippe Baylaucq, 11 filmmakers bring to life 21 poems about happiness by Quebec poets of all ages, including Marie-Claire Blais, Claude Beausoleil, Nicole Brossard, Pierre Morency, Kim Doré and Mathieu Lippé. The result is an astonishing range of distinct worlds created by directors Geneviève Allard, Paule Baillargeon, Manon Barbeau, Philippe Baylaucq, Michel Brault, Marie-Julie Dallaire, André Forcier, Chloé Leriche, Kim Nguyen, Marcel Simard and Denis Villeneuve. In addition to joy and bliss, the film explores hope and despair, cries and whispers. Indeed, we must perhaps feel the absence of happiness before we can appreciate its company. But ultimately everyone's life is touched by joy. Happiness comes in many shades, and this film pays tribute to them all. In French with English subtitles.

2007, 91 min 09 s

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