The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

L'avenir du passé, Pierre et Yolande Perrault

France | 2019 | 61 min
French | Subtitles in English
Composer: Caroline Desbiens, Vincent Hamel
Director: Mina Rad


Presented in Quebec City at the MNBAQ

World Premiere

What does an Iranian woman do in Île-aux-Coudres, more than 14,000 kilometres from her native culture? In search of her past, it was paradoxically in her new home that she found her answers. The story of this film is that of the encounter of a film director with one of the pillars of documentary film, Pierre Perrault. Despite the cultural difference, she was struck by her discovery of the work and world of the Quebec filmmaker, who was able to put the cultural identity of a territory into images – a culture that had followed its own path within the borders of Quebec. Having met Yolande Perrault, who still embodies on a daily basis the vision of the world borne by her husband’s films sixteen years after his death, the director of this film imbued her work with an intuition that reflects the emotions of the unforgettable artist.

This film will also be presented in Montreal on March 23 and 26.


Mina Rad

Filmography | Pour moi le soleil ne se couche jamais (2012); Jean Rouch Regards Persan (2017) ; Contes Persan, Jean Rouch en Iran (2018)

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