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  • Greek Title Μια Γυναίκα, Η Μητέρα Μου
  • English Title A Woman, My Mother
  • Original Title Une Femme, Ma Mère
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Essay-film
  • Country: Canada
  • Duration: 75’
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Claude Demers
  • Cinematography: Stéphanie Weber Biron
  • Editing: Natalie Lamoureux
  • Music / Score: Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
  • Sound: Patrice LeBlanc
  • Production: Les Films de l'Autre, K - Films Amérique
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Les Films de l'Autre, K - Films Amérique

Filmmaker Claude Demers tells the story of his search for his biological mother and their eventual meeting. He does this in voice-over, accompanied by images from Canada's national archives. The painstakingly selected and fluidly edited black-and-white clips build up, like the perfectly fitting pieces of a puzzle; an impression of his mother as he had imagined her. How she grew up, worked, loved and left him.


Claude Demers

Claude Demers (1962, Canada) is a self-taught filmmaker who experimented with short films for quite some years before directing his first feature, “The Invention Of Love” (2000). It was selected at various international film festivals. Cinémathèque québécoise, a film conservatory in Demers' native city Montreal, held a retrospective of his work in 2007. For his short “Mon dernier été” (2016), Demers received 17 awards in multiple countries and the majority of his work has been awarded at festivals worldwide. He describes his films as poetic and human.

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