Fri, Mar 03|
Films by Martin Rodolphe Villeneuve
Symbolic Realism, the films of Martin Rodolphe Villeneuve, in person from Chicoutimi, Qc.
PIX FILM Gallery
Mar 03, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Toronto, 1411 Dufferin St Unit C, Toronto, ON M6H 4C7, Canada
Screening of work by Martin Rodolphe Villeneuve
On Friday March, 3 at 7pm
PIX FILM Collective in Co-presentation with Le Labo
Supported by the Petman Foundation - Artist Studio Immersion Program
HAUT-FOND PRINCE 43:00 - HD 2011
QU'EN CE JOUR JE MEURE / On this day I die 18:00 - HD 2017
Éleonore 31:00 - HD 2018
Chants de L’aube 12:00 - HD 2021
The films of Martin Rodolphe Villeneuve play between autobiographical passages of and spaces in the Québécois countryside. Reminiscent of his time spend in “his terroir” and the poetic life within, his films want to transmit the memories of his past and the life surrounding with a symbolic realism. Invested in the documentary style, Martin filmmaking is contemplative to give his characters the time to grow in the picture.
About the artist:
Born in Rivière-du-Moulin, Saguenay, Martin Rodolphe studied painting in several studios in Chicoutimi, alternating between charcoal and acrylic. He gradually abandoned painting and enrolled in 1996 in the interdisciplinary art program at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) - concentration in film and video. He has taken several training courses at the National Film Board (NFB) and has also participated in writing workshops as part of Telefilm Canada's "Écrire au long" program at the Institut national de l'Image et du son (INIS). Trained as a screenwriter and documentary filmmaker, he directed several works in different genres, including film studies and essays, before finding his true niche: dreamlike drama. In 2009, he undertook a perilous shoot on the Haut-fond Prince lighthouse located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. Selected by several festivals, this film entitled Haut-fond Prince (2011) earned him the Bourse de création at the Regard international sur le court métrage festival in Saguenay in 2012. In the same poetic vein, he directed Notre-Dame-des-Monts, Qu'en ce jour je meure, Éléonore, Chants de l'aube and Et si tu m'entends. He is currently preparing his first feature film De profundis.