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| 5 min

Combinant la musique de Chopin et l’animation numérique, ce court métrage documentaire révèle avec finesse l’empreinte de la pianiste Janina Fialkowska sur l’univers de la musique classique, et sur bien d’autres. Des particules de lumière canalisent l’intensité de l’interprétation de la pianiste dans une chorégraphie d’une beauté éthérée.

Produit par l’Office national du film du Canada, en collaboration avec le Centre national des Arts et la Fondation des Prix du Gouverneur général pour les arts et spectacles, à l'occasion de la remise des Prix du Gouverneur général pour les arts du spectacle 2012.

  • recipient
    Janina Fialkowska
  • script
    Patrick Doan
  • direction
    Patrick Doan
  • animation
    Patrick Doan
  • sound recording
    Carrie Haber
  • previsualization
    Patrick Doan
    Brian Li
    Diogo Nii Cavalcanti
  • computer graphic artist
    Mariangelica Forero
  • sound editing
    Don Ayer
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • head of coordination and project support
    Pierre Ferlatte
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • technical project coordinator
    France Couture
    Micheline Faubert
    Julie Laperrière
  • None
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
    Pat Dillon
    Isabelle Limoges
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
  • sound mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • transcripts
    Brenda Newman
  • translation
    Robert Paquin
  • marketing officer
    Jean Saad
  • publicity stills
    Patrick Doan
  • production coordinator
    Shiraz Janjua
    Christine Williams
  • program administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • supervising project manager
    Rachel Punwassie
  • delegate producer
    Shiraz Janjua
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din


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Ages 15 to 17

Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Music
Media Education - Film Animation
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

The film’s narrator comments that beauty (in the form of music) can “counterbalance… horror.” As a class, discuss examples of how people have used art to heal, or other activities that bring serenity or comfort in contexts of despair. Analyze images in the film and experiment with related techniques in visual art or film. Have students create multimedia projects superimposing beauty with horror, manipulating contrasts of sound, images, etc., to achieve a balanced effect. Discuss the projects as a class.

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