The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

À ciel ouvert, portrait d'un pavillon à Venise

Canada | 2020 | 24 min
French, English, Italian | Subtitles in French
Editing: Annie Leclair
Cinematographer: Katerine Giguère
Script: Katerine Giguère
Director: Katerine Giguère


Presented in Quebec city at the MNBAQ

Since 1958, the Canadian Pavilion at the Biennale in Venice has exhibited countless works by Canadian artists such as Jean Paul Riopelle, Geoffrey Farmer, David Altmedi, BGL, and ISUMA. The building itself is a work of art and this documentary, filmed during restoration work in 2018, shows us the vision of the Italian architects who imagined it and the importance of the pavilion for Canadian artists. An intimate portrait of the restored pavilion and its gardens.

This film will also be presented in Montreal on March 22nd.


Katerine Giguère

Katerine Giguère has been putting her many talents—as a director, producer, cinematographer and photographer—to good use for more than 20 years. Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice marks her third outing as a director. Seeds of Hope, her debut, won the Audience Award and Best Newcomer Award at the 2006 Portneuf Environmental Film Festival.

Besides contributing to the creative development of Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc, she’s been a cinematographer on more than 100 projects that have taken her all over the planet, including acclaimed productions such as Anticosti: The Hunt for Extreme Oil, Earth Keepers and, more recently, Humain+, My Mother’s Letters and My Daughter Is Not for Sale.

This multifaceted artist has expressed herself in a variety of forms, but it was through her work in documentary that she discovered her passion for direct cinema.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.

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