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Clémence Desrochers - Clémence Among the Gods

Clémence Desrochers - Clémence Among the Gods

| 6 min

Director Philippe Baylaucq captures Clémence Desrochers in total candidness, as she recounts her childhood and career as a writer, broadcaster, singer and actress. Inspired by life's most ludicrous aspects, her work has trampled barriers of decorum and tackled everything from menopause to suicide, all in the service of laughter and connection. This film was produced for the 2009 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

  • recipient
    Clémence Desrochers
  • writer
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • director
    Philippe Baylaucq
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • cinematographer
    Marc Gadoury
  • sound recordist
    André Boisvert
  • assistant director
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • 1st assistant camera
    Richard Gravel
  • makeup
    Joanie Leclerc
  • editor
    Yves Chaput
  • online editor
    Denis Gathelier
  • colourist
    Denis Gathelier
  • digital imagery
    Philippe Raymond
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • re-recording mixer
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music - performance
    Nadine Turbide
  • translation
    Paula McKeown
  • subtitles
    Paula McKeown
  • research
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • marketing officer
    Kay Leung
  • administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative team
    Dominique Brunet
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • producer
    René Chénier


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Ages 14 to 16

English Language Arts - Quebec Literature
Media Education - Popular Culture

Clémence Desrochers tells us that she is not afraid of being silly, and that laughter helps us keep things in perspective. Give students an opportunity to test her comments: choose a subject that is controversial these days, such as hypersexualization or overconsumption. Then ask them to write their own humorous monologues or documentary screenplays (scripts) without commenting on them yourself. The class will decide if the humoristic or documentary style is appropriate to gaining an understanding of the issues being discussed.

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