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Directed by Catherine Martin
Canada, 2001 (fiction, 95 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "Marriages", "Matrimonios"

Film Description:
"Quebec, late 19th century, summer. Yvonne is 20 years old, an age of possibility, of absolutes—and emotional confusion. She is torn by her intense feelings for the natural world around her, and her obligation to repress these feelings and passions, as required by the strict moral code of Victorian society. That summer, Yvonne's world is turned upside down as the result of a dream, her passionate desire for a man, and the strange 'return' of her mother, who had died giving birth to her. A confusing turn of events soon follows. Yvonne becomes resolutely aware of her body and the strength of her desires. Despite the challenges she faces—or perhaps because of them—Yvonne discovers who she really is and forges her own destiny."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Catherine Martin
Produced by: Lorraine Dufour
Principal Cast: Marie-Ève Bertrand, Guylaine Tremblay, Hélène Loiselle, Mirianne Brulé, David Boutin, Markita Boies, Raymond Cloutier
Cinematography: Jean-Claude Labrecque
Film Editing: Lorraine Dufour
Music: Robert-Marcel Lepage
Production Company: Les Productions 23

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Notes about Mariages


Quote about Mariages [in French]

"Dans le film [Mariages], la cinéaste [Catherine Martin] accorde une grande importance à la mise en scène des espaces naturels. Dès les premières scènes, la forêt devient un refuge, un lieu de recueillement, mais aussi de liberté pour le personnage principal. Après s'être fait gronder par sa soeur, Yvonne trouve l'apaisement dans la forêt avoisinante. Elle caresse les arbres, sent les feuilles, se baigne nue dans la rivière. Nous pouvons même percevoir une érotisation de la nature dans certains plans."
-- Julie Ravary-Pilon (source)

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