THE HEART THAT BEATS a film by Philippe Lesage

THE HEART THAT BEATS a film by Philippe Lesage

Documentary
82 min
Québec, Canada, 2010
Language : French/English
Production : Bruno Guay, Philippe Lesage - Pourrons-nous vivre ensemble

After requiring a heart procedure and spending four days in the emergency ward at Hôtel-Dieu hospital, Philippe Lesage decided to make a film there. Not because he wanted to reveal what we usually see in the media or on TV dramas, but because he was deeply touched by the dedication of the hospital employees who “never seem to sleep.” He spent several days filming inside Hôtel-Dieu. The result is a contemplative piece comprised of long takes showing something we never see: ordinary suffering and the work of the people who try to ease it.

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THE HEART THAT BEATS a film by Philippe Lesage

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    2012 Jutra Award winner for Best Documentary
    2011 Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) - CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE AWARD FOR BEST FILM FROM QUEBEC OR CANADA & QUEBEC/CANADA BEST HOPE AWARD.

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