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Family Business

2012 26 min
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This short documentary presents an episode in the life of the owner of a general store in Pointe-Verte, New Brunswick. Nicole and Fabien, helped by their children, work 109 hours a week, never stopping. While the parents, now nearing retirement, have been holding the fort for over 30 years, their kids dream of a different future. The filmmaker, who grew up in a family grocery store, follows the daily events in this place of comings and goings, where life is all hustle and bustle. With scenes that are both funny and touching, the film pays tribute to these people who …

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This short documentary presents an episode in the life of the owner of a general store in Pointe-Verte, New Brunswick. Nicole and Fabien, helped by their children, work 109 hours a week, never stopping. While the parents, now nearing retirement, have been holding the fort for over 30 years, their kids dream of a different future. The filmmaker, who grew up in a family grocery store, follows the daily events in this place of comings and goings, where life is all hustle and bustle. With scenes that are both funny and touching, the film pays tribute to these people who have devoted themselves to their community, providing a reassuring presence at all times. In French with English subtitles.
  • participation
    Nicole Guitard
    Frédérick Guitard
    Flavien Guitard
  • director
    Justin Guitard
  • researcher
    Justin Guitard
  • writer
    Justin Guitard
  • picture editing
    Marie Hamelin
  • camera
    François Vincelette
  • consultant
    François Vincelette
  • camera assistant
    Martin Landry
  • location sound
    Georges Hannan
  • additional camera
    Justin Guitard
  • script consultant
    Carole Laganière
  • production coordinator
    Sylvie Desjardins
  • original music
    Marc Beaulieu
  • recording studio
    Studio Prélude Musique
  • sound design
    Chris Goguen
  • mix re-recording
    Chris Goguen
  • online editing
    Marcel Gallant
  • colour correction
    Blake Stillwell
  • titles
    Marcel Gallant
    Emmanuel Albert
  • credits
    Marcel Gallant
    Emmanuel Albert
  • sound editing
    Jonah Haché
  • digital editing technician
    The Postman Postproduction
  • transcription services
    Suzanne Beaulieu
  • subtitles
    Paula McKeown
  • still photographer
    François Vincelette
    Sylvie Desjardins
  • marketing manager
    Jean Saad
  • administrator
    Geneviève Duguay
  • production assistant
    Colette Allain
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    Luc Binette
    France Couture
  • producer
    Murielle Rioux-Poirier
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon

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