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Making Movie History: Pierre Patry

Making Movie History: Pierre Patry

| 4 min

It was Claude Jutra, always keen to work with friends, who brought Pierre Patry to the NFB, inviting him to assist on Les mains nettes (1958). Patry would direct a dozen films of his own, including Petit discours de la méthode ( 1963). He left early, dreaming of directing features--and by the tim he was 30, he had founded Coopératio and attained his goal. His first film, Trouble-fête (1964), was a box-office hit, announcing a new dawn for Quebec's movie industry. Patry went on to produce other features, including Michel Brault's Entre la mer et l'eau douce. Joining forces with industry peers, he helped establish the federal funding agency Telefilm Canada, but did not benefit himself. Following Les colombes (Jean-Claude Lord, 1972), his final film, he quit feature-film production and turned to the world of educational TV.

This interview is part of Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts.

  • original idea
    Denys Desjardins
  • researcher
    Denys Desjardins
  • interviews
    Denys Desjardins
  • direction
    Denys Desjardins
  • editing
    Denys Desjardins
  • producer
    Johanne Bergeron
  • coordination
    Marion Duhaime-Morissette
  • photographic research
    Marion Duhaime-Morissette
  • rights clearances
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Sylvia Mezei
  • archives
    Yvon Larocque
    Claude Lord
  • conservation
    Richard Cournoyer
    Johanne St-Amant
  • laboratory
    Richard Cournoyer
    Johanne St-Amant
  • sweetening
    Luc Papineau
  • original music
    Luc Papineau
  • additional editing
    Babalou Hamelin
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • image treatment
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • marketing manager
    Geneviève Bérard
  • marketing assistant
    Catherine Benoît
  • studio administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
    Manon Provencher
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Dominique Brunet
  • administrative assistant
    Perrine Bral
    Sophie Dupuis
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • director of the French Program
    Monique Simard


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