A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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Paule Baillargeon's In Pieces available on DVD and online as of October 16

Press release


Montreal, October 10, 2012 – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) announces the release of Paule Baillargeon's In Pieces on DVD, and via download to own and video on demand at nfb.ca/digital-boutique, on October 16. The film will also be available for purchase by phone at 1-800-267-7710.

The film

In this unusual documentary, Paule Baillargeon tells her own story. It is the story of a woman, a filmmaker, a mother, a feminist, an artist—and of an actress too, who delivers a powerful narrative that is both soothing and unsettling. The film's 30 tableaux, which at times come alive before our eyes, reveal a portrait of a life that is at once rebellious and gentle. Is this film an autobiography? Rather, it is an authentic tale, as unpredictable and unique as any life.

The filmmaker

Paule Baillargeon received the Albert-Tessier Prize in 2009 and was appointed that same year as a filmmaker-in-residence for two years at the NFB. Her distinguished career both behind and in front of the camera spans more than 40 years. Born in Abitibi, Quebec, she moved to Montreal to take up a career in theatre with Le Grand Cirque Ordinaire. She then became a film and television  actress. Baillargeon began to direct and write screenplays for dramas and documentaries starting in the 1970s. Her films include Anastasie oh ma chérie, La cuisine rouge (co-directed with Frédérique Collin), Sonia, Le sexe des étoiles, Claude Jutra: An Unfinished Story and Jean-Pierre Perreault: Giant Steps. She completed her residency at the NFB in 2011 with In Pieces.

In Pieces is produced by the NFB.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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Marie-Claude Lamoureux, Publicist, NFB
Telephone: 514-283-9607
Cell: 514-297-7192
E-mail: m.c.lamoureux@nfb.ca

Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
Telephone: 514-283-3838
Cell: 514-296-8261
E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca