Garneau / Bori, the film: a film that takes its time
A scene from the shooting of Bori / Garneau, the film, with Edgar Bori in the foreground.
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Mélanie Noël La Tribune Leaving the Garneau / Bor i show, presented at the Outremont Theater in 2018, directors Jean-Pierre Gariépy and Benoit Pilon were convinced that a film had to be produced. Filmmaker Denys Arcand, who attended one of the following performances, was of the same opinion. There was consensus.
“This is a film and not a recording of the show,” says Edgar Bori. We shot at the theater and in the streets of Rosemont, my neighborhood. We made up a story. That of the author who is imagining his play in a room without spectators. He thinks, goes outside, speaks out loud. And everything is brilliantly put together. “
The shooting of Garneau / Bori, the film has just ended and a first cut is already ready. Directed by the same Jean-Pierre Gariépy, an old friend of Bori's, the film is a film adaptation of the show created by Edgar Bori and directed by Michel Bruzat, from the Théâtre de la Passerelle, in Limoges, France. It was the latter who had the idea of mixing the words of Michel Garneau with those of Edgar Bori.
Until 2017, the two men of letters did not know each other, even if they had left, 15 years apart, the same classical college in Outremont at the age of 15, well before the end of the program. . They had the same French teachers before turning their backs on their bourgeois world to embrace that of written, read and sung poetry.
“At one time it was a cardinal sin to say the word breast. Then there was a rebellion of poets and of the word. Michel Garneau was one of the many first to use Quebec words and often believed in his texts, ”says Bori, who notably appropriated Garneau's La chanson d'amour de cul.
“When I poke your buttocks or when I plant you, I plant in the sun and happiness with it”, he hums at the end of the line.