As part of her exhibition at the MAC, artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar has curated a series of three films to be presented at the Cinémathèque québécoise on August 16, 17 and 19.
Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m.
La Chatte à deux têtes
Directed by Jacques Nolot
(France, 2002, 87 min., digital, in French)
Thursday, August 17, 8 p.m.
Ce vieux rêve qui bouge
Directed by Alain Guiraudie
(France, 2001, 51 min., digital, in French)
Saturday, August 19, 4:15 p.m.
Cyrille, agriculteur, 30 ans, 20 vaches, du lait, du beurre, des dettes
Directed by Rodolphe Marconi
(France, 2020, 85 min., digital, in French)
About the films
“The films I’ve chosen for presentation at the Cinemathèque bring together three French directors from different generations (Jacques Nolot, Alain Guiraudie, and Rodolphe Marconi) who explore representations of male homosexuality that are ‘outside the box’ and go beyond stereotypes, set in a heteronormative porn movie theatre (La Chatte à deux têtes), at the factory (Ce vieux rêve qui bouge), and on the farm (Cyrille…). With this selection I was looking for the ‘descendants’ of Pier Paolo Pasolini – of his vision of a homoeroticism that is manifested in the fringes of marginality, of the proletariat, and of the suburbs and the countryside.”
Jacques Nolot (1947-)
Jacques Nolot, born August 31, 1943, in Marcillac, France, is a well-known stage and character actor whose first feature film L’arrière pays (1998) won the First Film Special Distinction Award at the Montréal World Film Festival, and a FIPRESCI Special Mention Award at the Venice Film Festival, both in 1998. It earned a nomination for Best New Director of a Feature Film at the César Awards in 1999. He shot the short film Manège (1986) and also wrote several screenplays including J’embrasse pas (1991) and La Matiouette (1983), both directed by André Téchiné, and Guys in the Cafe (1988), directed by Paul Vecchiali. Jacques Nolot first appeared in Hôtel des Amériques (1981) and performed in many other films, including Viva la vie (1984), Scene of the Crime (1986), Les innocents (1987), and Nénette et Boni (1996).
Alain Guiraudie (1964-)
Alain Guiraudie was born July 15, 1964, in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, France. He is a director and writer, known for Stranger by the Lake (2013), That Old Dream That Moves (2001) and The King of Escape (2009).
Rodolphe Marconi (1976-)
Rodolphe Marconi was born on September 4, 1976, in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Stop (1999), Cyrille (2020) and Lagerfeld Confidential (2007).