30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ordinary Tenderness Canada 1973 | 82 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Jacques Leduc

Jacques Leduc (*1941) worked until 1990 for the National Film Board of Canada, first as camera assistent, then as director. In 2008, he won the Prix Alter-Tessier for his work for Québec cinema.

rated for 0 + years
A man and a woman and their love for one another. From constantly changing perspectives, the film tells his and her experiences, impression and memories over the course of a few days. He, Jocelyn, was away from home for four months. Now he returns, travelling across wintry Québec, first by train then after a night in a hotel in the car of someone he met while travelling. By evening, only a river separates him from his wife, but he has missed the last ferry. She, Esther, is waiting for him on the other side. At first with a girlfriend, then night falls and she is alone. A poetic masterpiece.

Original title: Tendresse ordinaire
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jacques Leduc
Screenplay: Robert Tremblay
Cast: Esther Auger, Jean-Pierre Bourque, Jocelyn Bérubé, Claudette Delorimier, J.-Léo Gagnon
Producer: Paul Larose
Director of Photography: Alain Dostie
Music: Plume Latraverse, Jocelyn Bérubé
Production Design:
Editor: Pierre Bernier
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Arsenal– Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.
World Sales: National Film Board of Canada
Production: National Film Board of Canada


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