Une année avec mon ami Raoul Duguay
August 20, 2023
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
VOF with English subtitles
We all know the song “La bittt à Tibi”, one of Quebec’s most important. Yet, at 80, beyond this title, Raôul Duguay, the standard-bearer of the 70s, remains little-known. More than a biopic, this film, directed by his good friend Yves Langlois, sheds light on all Raôul’s dimensions. At the age of 80, he presents his philosophy, his music, his poetry and his paintings. With his friends, he reveals the secrets of inspiration. This intimate film, shot over more than a year, presents his life today and his unique and spectacular creative process.
Yves Langlois has been a filmmaker, screenwriter and editor for over 30 years. He holds a master’s degree in Communication and Psychosociology and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Information. His work combines content and formal research. He is known for his consciousness-raising documentaries. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Documentary Network of Quebec, as well as President of Le Vidéographe, and a member of several boards of directors, including those of the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ) and Mensa Montérégie, of which he was President.
It won the Grand Prix and Audience Award at the Handica Film Festival in Lyon, France, and the Special Jury Prize at the Lorquin Film Festival in France. It also received the Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, a Merit Award at the Superfest Film Festival in Berkeley, California, two Gemini Award nominations and an Honorable Mention in Calgary, Alberta. He was publicly honored in the House of Commons in Ottawa after receiving the Best Feature Documentary Award in Moscow and the Prix québécois for Best Engaged Documentary at the Montreal Human Rights Film Festival. He also received a Judith Jasmin Award, twice the Best Canadian Film on Africa Award, a Certificate of Merit in Toronto, a Silver Medal in Berkeley, California, a Silver Medal at the International Film and Television Festival of New York, a Special Jury Prize in Lorquin, France, a Special Jury Mention in Caen, France, and a Gold Medal in San Francisco, California.
Raôul Duguay first made a name for himself as a poet, literary critic, playwright and screenwriter. But it is above all as a singer-songwriter that he has made his mark in Quebec and abroad (over 3,000 shows). He is also a teaching artist. He leads singer-songwriter groups in vocal techniques and interpretation. He has also produced and staged several multimedia shows, concerts and galas de la chanson. Raôul is also a painter and sculptor. He has created hundreds of works of visual art.