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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

De Mere En Fille

Fortnight 1969, Feature film,

Synopsis

Can a woman fully achieve self-realization while at the same time giving herself to the role of wife and mother? This is one question raised in this film documentary. Introspective, partly biographical, the film delves into the emotions of joy, anticipation and anxiety that a young mother experiences during the last several weeks before the birth of her second child. There is some footage from Czechoslovakia concerning maternity: a natural childbirth in a hospital delivery room and state nursery care for the children of working mothers.

Director

Anne-Claire Poirier

She was born in Quebec. She studied Law and theater; she was also interested in cinema. She became one of the most famous cinema director in Quebec. She started working for radio and was an actress, she made interviews at Radio-Canada. She was a script. She entered the National Film Board to wok as an assistant editor and as a director. Afte many short films, she made feature films. She directed a serie, Ent tant que femmes, and worked on feminist themes. She received many honors like the Jutra-Tribute of La Grande Nuit du Cinéma.