DES ADIEUX / LOS ADIOSES

SOME FAREWELLS

By Carole LAGANIÈRE

FRANCA GONZALEZ CINE / FILMS DEL VIENTO BLANCO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Des Adieux is an in-depth look at a hospice, the Maison Michel-Sarrazin in Quebec City, that shows the last moments, both beautiful and heartbreaking, of those who are about to die.

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Ventana Sur 2014
Latam
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 63 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carole LAGANIÈRE
    • Writer(s)
    • Carole LAGANIÈRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Carole LAGANIÈRE (Les Productions Sous Zéro), Franca GONZALEZ (Franca Gonzalez Cine)
    • Synopsis
    • Michel Sarrazin mansion is a place where people go to die. Patients spend there their last days trying to recover the dignity that illness once stole from them. Blankets are all handmade, baths are fortifying and morphine has the power to drown even the most wicked of pains. Nobody is alone and, in summer, one is allowed to sleep under the moonlight. The sensitive point of view according to Carole Laganière picks up the gestures that bond toghether both life and death. The helplessness and surrender of the ones who stay next to the affectionate struggle of those who painfully anticipate their farewell.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2011
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