A FILM BY FÉLIX ROSE
DOCUMENTARY | 2014 | FILM: 82 MIN. | FRENCH

« He acts as if it’s in the bag. Well, he hasn’t crossed paths with me yet! » That, in a nutshell, was the reaction of singer-song- writer Vincent Lemay-Thivierge upon learning that Jacques Duchesneau, former head of the anti-collusion unit, was running for the CAQ in the Saint-Jérôme riding during the September 2012 Québec general election. A proud representative of Québec solidaire, backed by volunteers and former FLQ member Paul Rose, the musician went into politics to bring the discussion back to often-overshadowed issue of poverty, and to oppose his opponent’s less-than-local platform. A battle of experience against commitment?

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Team

Director Félix Rose
Producer Félix Rose
An original creation by Babel films
Cinematography Vincent Allard
Editing Félix Rose
Graphic Design Eric Piccoli, Alexandre Martin Ange Labbée-Dulude
Sound mix Alexandre Charrier, Sébastien Henault
Original music Vincent Lemay-Thivierge et Philippe Savoie-Lemay
Soundmen Félix Rose, Joe Karam

Cast

Vincent Lemay-Thivierge
Jacques Duchesneau
Paul Rose
Samuel Lalonde
Marcel Gosselin

Screenings and awards

Film festivals

  • Nomination Yolande Perreault Award – Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois (RCVQ) – 2014 (Montréal, Canada)
  • Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois (RCVQ) – 2014 (Montréal, Canada)
  • Cinéma Politica – 2014 (Montréal, Canada)
  • Festival du Film International de Saint-Sauveur (FFISS) – 2014 (Saint-Sauveur, Canada)
Press and reviews

« Under the keen eye of documentary filmmaker Félix Rose and heightened by Vincent Allard’s outstanding cinematography, the David and Goliath struggle that began on August 1, 2012 and ended when the ballots were counted, was not necessarily as disappointing as it seemed. » – Rendez vous du Cinéma Québécois