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Michèle Cournoyer

Available films

2 of Michèle Cournoyer films are available for viewing in this section.

Title: The Hat/Le Chapeau

Year: 1999

Length: 06 min 01 s

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Synopsis : A young woman works as an exotic dancer in a bar. She recalls an incident from her childhood in which she was physically abused by a male visitor. This inner journey brings back painful memories, including the obsessive image of a hat. Black-ink drawings, spare and rapidly executed, flow together in a succession of troubling and striking metamorphoses. The Hat is a tough, visceral experience. With naked honesty, animator Michèle Cournoyer invites the audience to share in the pain of a woman whose body is on display and whose soul is forever soiled. A film without words.


Title: An Artist/Une artiste

Year: 1994

Length: 05 min 15 s

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Synopsis : A girl is so carried away by her love of music that she forgets about her household chores. Her father tells her to finish the dishes. Instead of washing them, she turns them into musical instruments, and he finally recognizes her talent. Based on article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this film illustrates children's right to develop their talents and abilities to their fullest potential. A film without words.