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

Luc Durand Leaving Delhi

Canada | 2019 | 80 min
French, English, Hindi | Subtitles in French
Producer: Etienne Desrosiers
Director: Etienne Desrosiers


World Premiere - In attendance of the Director Étienne Desrosiers, March 22.
Event in collaboration with Heritage Montreal.
Public conversation with film director Étienne Desrosiers, Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Héritage Montréal, and François Renaud, Head of visual arts section and curator Diane-Dufresne Art Centre, Repentigny, Québec.

A portrait of the Canadian architect Luc Durand (1929–2018), who, after studying with Eugène Beaudoin in Switzerland, began his career in India. This period would be decisive for his career and would influence many of the projects he designed in Quebec, including the Quebec Pavilion at Expo 67, Place Dupuis, and the Olympic Village for the 1976 Olympic Games. Durand then decided to return to his roots in 2012, travelling from Montreal to Geneva, from New Delhi to Chandigarh. A portrait of an eminent figure in Quebec architecture.

This film will also be presented in Quebec City on March 23rd.


Etienne Desrosiers

Born in Vaudreuil in 1969, Etienne Desrosiers graduated in comparative literature and communication. He has directed eleven films screened in one hundred and sixty international festivals, including Kiev, Tokyo and Seattle. Several times awarded, they include "Roger D'Astous" (FIFA 2016) and "Mirrors" (2007). Independent Curator, he has presented several events here and abroad, including at the Max Mueller BhavanNew Delhi, Kino35mm in Moscow, and at the Australian Film Institute. He is the author of a video anthology about Istvan Kantor (2017) and two books on the architect Luc Durand, "Monuments" (2012) and "Itinéraire d'un architecte" (2008). He has curated a dvd boxset about the experimental filmmaker François Miron, wrote for the architecture magazine "Domus", and worked with Todd Haynes "(" I'm Not There ") and John Maybury (" The Jacket ") .
Filmography | Roger D'Astous (2016) ; Nexte Haltestelle (2013) ; Dimanche aux Bains (2011) ; Miroirs d’été (2007) ; Portrait de l’artiste en muse (2005) ; Erotographie (2002) ; Pot de colle (1998) ; Le 100e jour (1997) ; Le cinéma et la vie (1995) ; Le présent éclaté (1994)

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