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In the foosteps of Marguerite Yourcenar

Filmmaker : Marilú Mallet Québec, 2011 PRODUCTION : Ciné Qua Non, Les Films de l'Atalante, Domino Films
83'
French

About this film

Synopsis

Discover the life and work or Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987), the first woman named to the Académie française in 1980. Author of Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss, Yourcenar is the embodiment of erudition from another era. Like a road movie, the film invites us to discover the very places – European, North American, Egyptian or Indian – and people that left their mark on the writer and informed her process.


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Filmmaker

Marilú Mallet

Marilú Mallet is a seasoned filmmaker born in Santiago, Chile, and based in Quebec since the 1970s. She obtained her diploma from the Faculty of Architecture of Santiago, as well as a certificate in Film Studies. She completed a Master’s degree in Art History and a PhD in French Studies at Université de Montréal. Mallet began her career as a director at the National Film Board of Canada. Among her most well-known films are L'Évangile à Solentiname (1979), about Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, Les Borges (1977), an anthropological portrait of a Portuguese peasant family living in Montreal, and Journal inachevé (1983), an autobiographically based docu-fiction about exile. Her 2004 documentary La Cueca Sola was nominated for a Gemini award, received the Audience’s Award at the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and was awarded Best Canadian Documentary and Best Director at the International Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. In 2013, Mallet received the Trajectory Prize for her body of work at the International Film Festival in Valdivia, Chile. Her recent film, Chile, Personal Geography, was finished in December 2014.