Sessions

Can we fight or even overcome cancer in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility? Filmmaker Danic Champoux believes so and in his documentary, Sessions, he dispels many of the clichés associated with the disease, using empathy and humour to reveal the extraordinary resilience of human beings.

 

Shot over the course of a year in the common room of an oncology centre, where patients regularly meet when undergoing chemotherapy, the film invites viewers to look at cancer from a new perspective. Sessions chronicles the patients’ intensely emotional encounters, deftly capturing the love and joie de vivre that brighten their often stressful days. Never denying the distress of cancer patients, and that of their families and friends as well, Sessions is, above all, a work of deep humanity and a sensitive portrait of life’s mysteries. 

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Film Credits

director
Danic Champoux
participant
Jacques Bienvenue
Marie-Rose Bienvenue
Sandra Benoît
Alain Bernier
Mélanie Bockus
Nil Boily
Nathalie Boulais
Colette Bourgeois
Mathieu Bourgeois
Johanne Boutin
Laurraine Brien
Louise Brien-Maynard
Arthur Brulotte
Sophie Chalifoux
Denise Champoux
Line Cloutier
Micheline Cloutier
Yvon Côté
Élise Dalpé
Jeannine Daucourt
Jacques Deniger
Johanne Desgens
Élise Desjardins
André Deslandes
Murielle Dolbec
Robert Dolbec
Lyne Dumont
Sonia Dumont
Yvonne Dussault
Marilou Foisy
Gilles Gagné
Marie-Jeanne Gagné
Monique Gagné
Marie-Elaine Genest
Alain Gevry
Ida Gince
Pauline Gosselin
Katia Goudreault
Michel Grenier
Brenda Grubb
Lyndford Hadlock
Christine Hamel
Meggie Hamel
Deborah Hayes
Marie-Marthe Jalbert
Réjeanne Jalbert
Robert Jalbert
Patricia Jequier
Peter Koopmann
Hélène Lacroix
Léo-Paul Laflamme
Michael Laflamme
Jacques Lambert
Carole Lapalme
Lise Larivière
Chantal Ledoux
Michèle Lemaire
Annie Loignon
Lucienne Mathurin
Carl McKelvey
Melissa McKelvey
Manon Ménard
Véronique Messier
Yvon Messier
Maryse Nadeau
Marielle Paradis
Laura Pearce
Normand Pépin
Gilles Plante
Sylvie Pouliot
Jo-Ann Quartz
Priscilla Robert
Francine Rudd
Michel Saad
Marilyne Samson
Manon Savard
Linda St-Amant
Claire Tessier
Peter Tracy
Madone Truchon
researcher
Danic Champoux
writer
Danic Champoux
producer
Colette Loumède
editing
René Roberge
camera
Alex Margineanu
location sound
Stéphane Barsalou
sound editing
Benoît Dame
foley
Stéphane Cadotte
re-recording
Serge Boivin

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