Bernard Émond – Le Journal D’un Vieil Homme AKA The Diary of an Old Man (2015)

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Based on Chekhov’s revered novella, The Diary of an Old Man centers on a terminally ill emeritus professor of medicine who realizes how powerless he is to cure the unhappiness of his adopted daughter, whom he loves above all else. Continue reading Bernard Émond – Le Journal D’un Vieil Homme AKA The Diary of an Old Man (2015)

Bernard Émond – Tout ce que tu possèdes AKA All That You Possess (2012)

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Pierre Leduc leaves his job as a university lecturer in an effort to escape the world, only to have his plans thwarted as two family members reach out to him: first, his dying father, who wants to leave him a fortune of ill-gotten gains, and then the young daughter whom he abandoned years ago.

Québécois cinema has often explored the bonds that keep us together, but rarely has the subject been addressed so elegantly or so powerfully. An obsessed scholar attempts to withdraw from the world but finds personal ties drawing him back into the family he had left behind, in this novelistic, beautifully modulated drama from acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Bernard Émond. Tout ce que tu possèdes is characterized by a meditative style, a novelist’s eye for detail and startlingly beautiful grace notes. @Tiff Continue reading Bernard Émond – Tout ce que tu possèdes AKA All That You Possess (2012)