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

Une tour sur la montagne, l'architecture d'Ernest Cormier et sa vie avec Clorinthe Perron

Canada | 2019 | 52 min
Music: Daniel Scott
Narration: Pascal Gélinas
Cinematographer: Robert Cornellier
Director: Paul Carvalho


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World Premiere

The man behind Université de Montréal’s iconic main building, a majestic structure characterized by its strong lines, architect Ernest Cormier built some of Canada’s most important buildings. A maverick and gifted creative mind, Cormier mastered the art of creating unique interior spaces that remain true architectural jewels. This journey into the distinguished architect’s world reveals a unique and profoundly creative man who flouted convention.

A talk after the screening of the film will take place with the participation of Dinu Bumbaru, policy director of Heritage Montreal, architect Louis Brillant, director Paul Carvalho and Aliki Economides, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Laurentian Univertsity.

A film by Paul Carvalho and Aliki Economides.


Paul Carvalho

Paul Carvalho is a Montreal-based film-maker. Through his independent film company, Perception Films, he has had key creative input in nearly twenty hour-long documentaries over the last decade. Locations span from Harlem to London, from Rome to Rio, from the heart of Africa to Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. Among broadcasters that have exhibited Paul’s films are France’s ARTE, PBS, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio-Canada.

Between 2010 and 2017 Paul Carvalho directed and produced, for Radio-Canada, five one-hour documentaires about the city of Montréal, on the occasion of its 375h anniversary celebrations. Carvalho has also profiled Canadian personalities Margaret Trudeau, Olympic champion Sylvie Frechette, native painter Norval Morrisseau, Florentine stained-glass artist Guido Nincheri and former Quebec premier Paul Sauvé. Black Wave, The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (co-writer, co-producer with director Robert Cornellier of Macumba Films) was broadcast on the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (March 2009.) It was nominated for two Gemini and two Gemeaux awards and won a Gemini for best director, Robert Cornellier.

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