It's Alright Michel

Canada, 2017, HD, 70', col.

director:

Marie-Pierre Grenier

It's Alright Michel

In 2010, director Marie-Pierre Grenier asked Michel, an 80-year-old transgender person, to talk about his life on camera. In 2012, the documentary Je les aime encore was presented at the festival. Seven years later, Grenier returns to film more first person accounts from Michel who, after all these years, has maintained his bright spirit and his willingness to share his memories of a troubled, intensively lived life. Alternating between nostalgia and humor, sitting in a rocking chair, smoking a cigar, and holding a glass of wine, Michel talks about his past, spent chasing women, a passion that he has never hidden, up to his last disappointment in love. A stream of consciousness which, in its mixture of private confessions and shared memories, tracks the path of the Canadian LGBTQI community, as all the moments of the past come back to life in the words of Michel.

screenplay

Marie-Pierre Grenier

editing

Natacha Dufaux

photography

Marie-Pierre Grenier, Stéphanie Weber-Biron, Olivier Laberge

costume design

Marie-Claude Labrecque

sound

Marie-Pierre Grenier, Lynne Trépanier

music

Vincent Hamel

producer

Marie-Pierre Grenier

 

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Marie-Pierre Grenier

Biofilmography

Canadian Marie-Pierre Grenier has worked since the late 90s in cinema and television as sound editor and foley assistant and has collaborated on more than thirty projects, including shorts, feature films and serials. Always passionate about documentaries, she studied filmmaking at the Institut National de l'Image et du Son (INIS) in Montreal. In 2010 she received the prestigious NBS/INIS prize for Documentary Filmmaking. In 3012 she attended to TGLFF with Je les aime encore (2010), which got developed in It's Alright Michel later.