The Cabinet of Doctor Ferron

The Cabinet of Doctor Ferron

| 1 h 21 min

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This feature-length documentary focuses on acclaimed novelist, playwright, essayist, political gadfly, and practicing doctor, Jacques Ferron. Using a combination of fiction and biography, the filmmaker takes viewers on a pilgrimage into the life and fictional world of the prolific author. The film reveals a complex and appealing man who was a Quebec nationalist, an ironic polemicist, and an anguished humanist devoted to social and political justice.

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The Cabinet of Doctor Ferron, Jean-Daniel Lafond, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • script
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • director
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon
  • director of photography
    Michel La Veaux
  • sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • participation
    Madeleine Lavallée-Ferron
    Martine Ferron
    Robert Millet
    Jacques Prince
    Paul Ferron
    Marcelle Ferron
    Madeleine Ferron
    Pierre Cantin
    Raymond Caron
    Marc-André Forcier
    Pierre Nepveu
    Ray Ellenwood
    Betty Bednarski
    John Grube
    Jean-Claude Germain
    Paul Sidoun
    Denise Champagne
    Juan-Carlos Negrete
    Pierre L'Hérault
  • cast
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
    Valérie Apollon
    Laurent Pichette
    Rosalie Vangyseghem
    Martin Bourassa
    Pierre A. Lebreux-Richard
    Richard Durocher
    Stéphane Mayer
    Diane Lefrançois
  • researcher
    Babalou Hamelin
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • picture editing
    Babalou Hamelin
  • sound editing
    Martin Pinsonnault
    Claire Pochon
    Anton Fischlin
  • production manager
    Alain Thériault
  • assistant director
    Babalou Hamelin
  • assistant camera
    Luc Lussier
    Ugo Brochu
  • head gaffer
    Marc Bonin
  • gaffer
    Julien Brisebois
    Martin Dupuis
    Martine Guillard
  • sets
    Alain Cadieux
    Nadjia Vranjes
  • scene painting
    Alain Cadieux
    Nadjia Vranjes
  • canoe manager
    Mario Marchand
  • horse handler
    Laurent Pichette
    Line Béland
    Guy Grandchamps
  • generator operator
    Yves Ouimet
  • location manager
    Gilles Dubuc
  • production assistant
    Bénédicte Laflamme
    Maxence Bradley
    Claude Thériault
    Éric Savard
    Benoît Thériault
    Claude Filion
  • additional director of photography
    Serge Giguère
  • additional location sound
    Diane Carrière
  • additional camera assistant
    François Tessier
    Mylène Girard
    Pierre Lachapelle
  • additional gaffer
    Luc Dupont
  • mini-DV camera operator
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • additional production manager
    Sylvie Lapointe
    Anne-Marie Tougas
  • still photographer
    Michel La Veaux
  • narrator
    Jean-Daniel Lafond
  • narration recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley
    Simon Meilleur
  • translation
    Fred A. Reed
  • subtitles
    Christine York
  • editing technical support
    Martine Chamberland
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
    Denis Gathelier
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • titles
    Louise Overy
  • computer graphics
    Louise Overy
  • marketing officer
    David Boisclair
    Joanne Carrière
  • administrator
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative staff
    Hélène Regimbal
    Lise Lévesque
    Marie-Christine Guité
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • line producer
    Johanne Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon