Viola Léger, Together

Viola Léger, Together

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This short film pays tribute to Acadian actress Viola Léger. One of the brightest stars in Canada’s artistic firmament, Léger is best known for her role as La Sagouine in the play of the same name by Acadian writer Antonine Maillet. She has performed it more than 2,500 times, winning rave reviews for her authentic and engaging portrayal. In this film, an in-depth interview combined with archival photos and videos captures the passion and vitality of a woman who, at the venerable age of 82, is ever willing to take on the roles still being offered to her.

Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2013 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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Credits
  • writer
    Rodolphe Caron
  • director
    Rodolphe Caron
  • director of photography
    Marcel Gallant
  • sound recordist
    Georges Hannan
  • picture editing
    Marcel Gallant
  • original music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • sound design
    Daniel Toussaint
  • research
    Edith Brideau
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine

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