|Director:||Terence Chotard, Raphael J. Dostie|
|Screenplay:||Terence Chotard, Raphael J. Dostie|
|Edition:||Terence Chotard, Raphael J. Dostie|
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Terence Chotard, Raphael J. Dostie
19' / 2014 / Canada
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 4.22
Settled on the edge of the St. Lawrence river in Quebec City, a century old building protects the fragile existence of 82 Catholic nuns. Confronted by the realization of their advancing age and the absence of committed successors, the sisters of Sainte-Jeanne-D'Arc have recently reached the decision that moving would be in the best interest of their congregation.
With the passing of each season and guided by the nuns’ shared community life, we witness the gradual deterioration of their previously well-established order.
Best documentary award - 19th Regard sur le court, Saguenay, Canada 2015
19th Regard sur le court - Saguenay, Canada, 2015 / 33rdRendez-Vous du cinéma Québécois - Montréal, Canada, 2015 / 43rd Festival du nouveau cinéma - Montréal, Canada, 2014
In 2011, we formed a collaborative duo of emerging Franco-Québécois directors, having met on university benches during our studies.
Our first co-directed documentary short, Un royaume déménage (2014), examines a closing down Québec City convent of isolated nuns and was granted funding from SODEC and the ONF/NFB as well as being awarded the ONF-Chaire René Malo prize for most promising documentary. In 2014, we received support from the Conseil des arts du Québec for two short fiction projects: MOLOK and NOTRE FAMILLE.
Our films are written, directed, and edited with no clear distinction between documentary and fiction. In our minds, poetic cinematic language matters above all else.