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让-马克·瓦雷 (Jean-Marc Vallée)

让-马克·瓦雷 (Jean-Marc Vallée)

| 4 min

A Chinese video club merchant is dedicated to selling VHS and DVD copies of films directed by a single filmmaker: Jean-Marc Vallée. For this connoisseur of cinema, Vallée is the director the entire world needs to discover. A tender and humorous portrait of a fellow filmmaker by Annie St-Pierre.

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 2015 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
    Jean-Marc Vallée
  • writer
    Annie St-Pierre
  • director
    Annie St-Pierre
  • script translator
    Kai Yin
  • performance
    Yi Jun Fan
    Aonan Yang
    Zhe Hui Sun
    Hai Peng Jiang
  • producer
    René Chénier
  • associate producer
    Jean-Marie Comeau
  • picture editing
    Elric Robichon
  • director of photography
    Mathieu Laverdière
  • sound recordist
    Guillaume Daoust
  • set decorator
    Yola Van Leeuwenkamp
  • set decorator assistant
    Élyse Bédard
  • production assistant
    Jonathan Moreau Cormier
    Nellie Carrier
  • picture editing technical support
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
    Pierre Dupont
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • translation
    Matthew Rankin
  • subtitling
    Matthew Rankin
  • sound conception
    Marie-Pierre Grenier
  • sound mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • administrator
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • research
    Michèle Houle
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
  • project coordinator
    Stéphanie Lalonde
  • project executive producer
    René Chénier


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Ages 15 to 18

Media Education - Consumerism
Media Education - Popular Culture

Ideal for essays and debates on mass media and celebrity culture. Why does the shopkeeper like Jean-Marc Vallée’s films? What does the shopkeeper identify as the essential qualities of film? Debate the international reputation of Canadian film. Why aren’t Canadian filmmakers celebrated in this way within Canada? Discuss how Canada could do a better job of promoting Canadian artists. Do a research project on a Canadian film director and give a presentation to your class extolling their virtues.

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