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Self(less) Portrait

Self(less) Portrait

| 1 h 38 min

In this feature documentary, 50 people decide to bare all about their personal lives and discuss a multitude of subjects on camera, ranging from funny anecdotes to heartbreaking experiences. From their stories emerges a human mosaic with which we can all identify, one that celebrates the diversity of human experience. This inventive, free-form ensemble film breathes new life into the documentary genre.

  • participant
    Josiane Baril
    Mathilde Bataille
    Andrée Beaudin-Lecours
    Gilles Bélanger
    Chantal Bergeron
    Mathilde Bergeron
    Nathalie Boisclair
    Johanne Bouchard
    Julie Bourdua
    Josée Brunet
    Julien Brunet-Schmidt
    Martin Bruyère
    Mélissa Caron
    Laurent Caron-Castonguay
    Valérie Carrier
    Claudine Douaire
    Isabelle Fleury
    Gabrielle Germain
    Alexandra Hofmaenner
    Marine Holub
    Yves Junior Joanette
    Patrice Lacoste
    Pierre Langevin
    Laurence Lavoie
    Linda Leduc
    Julien Lemay-Hardy
    Maggie D. Lépine
    Maxime Lévesque
    Nicole Lévesque
    Vincent Loiselle
    Riccardo Melfi
    Line Michaud
    Michelle Monette
    Virginie Paquet
    Daniel Parent
    René-Maxime Parent
    Caroline Paul
    Yannick Pavard
    France Poulin
    Karine Prégent
    Serge Provost
    Kim Rivard
    Steve Ruel
    Rachel Saintus-Hyppolite
    Stéphanie Thibault
    Annie Trudel
    Mélodie Vachon-Boucher
    Carolane Verreault-Côté
    Robin Villeneuve
    Jean-Pierre (Thien Man) Vu
    Kelly Vu
  • script
    Danic Champoux
  • direction
    Danic Champoux
  • producer
    Colette Loumède
  • editing
    René Roberge
  • animation
    Élise Simard
  • special effects
    Élise Simard
  • director of photography
    Jean-Pierre St-Louis
  • sound editing
    Benoît Dame
  • 1st assistant camera
    Ina Lopez
  • camera operator
    Ina Lopez
  • 2nd assistant camera
    Étienne Didelot-Pothier
  • location sound
    Stéphane Barsalou
  • production manager
    Virginie Léger
  • production assistant
    Marie-Ève Grignon
  • data management
    Félix Langlois
  • chief lighting technician
    Guy Beaudet
  • key grip
    Daniel Ouimet
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • still photographer
    Véro Boncompagni
  • additional animation
    David Barlow-Krelina
    Emmanuel Suquet
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley assistant
    Sylvain Robillard
  • assistant editor
    Myriam Léger-Bélanger
    Ariane Pétel-Despots
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Patrick Trahan
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • marketing manager
    Tammy Peddle
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Geneviève Bérard
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
    Johanne Dubuc
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Perrine Bral
    Sophie Dupuis
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier


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Ages 16 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Substance Use and Abuse/Addiction
Media Education - Documentary Film

Ideal for essays and debates on personal development and identity. How do we represent ourselves to the world? What are the stories in our past that make us who we are today? What unites all the speakers in this film? Why does the filmmaker use abstract imagery at points during the film? How do your feelings about the speakers change over the course of their stories? Make a “self(less) portrait” with a group of your fellow students.

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