Entre tu et vous
We believe that there are, inside social functioning, graduated conviction elements to maintain order with quiet oppositions; these elements include as well seduction as dialogue or reach thier peak in violence and contempt. Each one of these actions towards people causes a reaction from individual who will imitate the same graduated elements on his close circle: these elements will make individual’s well-being and overbearing power. This film shows it in the intimate man’s life facing a woman.
Gilles Groulx ( 30 May 1931, Montréal, Quebec, Canada – 22 August 1994) was a Canadian film director. He grew up in a working-class family with 14 children. After studying business in school, he went to work in an office but found the white-collar environment too stultifying. Deciding that the only way out was to become an intellectual, he attended the « École du meuble » for a time and was a supporter of Borduas’ automatiste movement. He also made 8 mm amateur films, which landed him a job as picture editor in the news department of the CBC. After three short personal films that confirmed his talent, he was hired by the National Film Board (NFB) at what was the beginning of the candid eye movement in 1956. His first film with the NFB was Les Raquetteurs (1958). Co-directed with Michel Brault, and including the important contribution of sound recordist Marcel Carrière it surpassed the candid eye approach, establishing for the first time in film history, the filmakers in the midst of the onngoing event. Seeking a truthful relation to the captured film reality, sound is also captured live. The film, not devoid of comical aspects, is also seen as an important step in anthropological cinematography. It captures without judgement, a social phenomenon that would have seemed unimportant in its archaism and triviality (a snowshoe convention on asphalt!), thus revealing with documental distanciation elements of popular Quebec culture that were previously disdained.
Born in Montreal, he is a director and a cameramn who made a name for himself working with lightweight camera. He worked at the national film office. He soon directed his own productions. Follower of direct cinema, he worked with various filmmakers from Quebec. His feature Les Ordres deals with October 1970 crisis events: Brault won the Grand Prize in Cannes film festival. Awarded and aclaimed, Brault worked on short films, documentaries and series. In 1986, he got the Albert Tessier award from government of Quebec. In 1996, he won an award from the general governor of Canada.