31. January 2016 · Comments Off on #52filmsbywomen #CdnTwist 3 – The Altruist (director: Micheline Lanct√īt) · Categories: #52filmsbywomen, Feature Films · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
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This year, I joined thousands of other film fans who have taken on the challenge to watch 52 films directed by women in 2016. ¬†It’s part of a campaign using the hashtag #52filmsbywomen. ¬†I’m throwing in an additional twist and making them all Canadian films.

My selection for week 3¬†is the film The Altruist¬†(2015) by director Micheline Lanct√īt.

“On a bitingly cold winter night, Lucie, an introverted young woman, offers shelter to Eloi, a homeless man on the verge of freezing to death in the streets. This charitable gesture will entwine the two of them in a complex relationship and help them to find fresh hope, each in their own way.” —¬†iTunes

Micheline¬†Lanct√īt was born in Frelighsburg, Quebec. Her post-secondary education was in music, fine arts and theatre at Coll√®ge J√©sus-Marie in Outremont, and in art history (at the Universit√© de Montr√©al and the √Čcole des Beaux-Arts de Montr√©al) before switching to film animation, which she did originally at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and then at Gerald Potterton’s studios, Potterton Productions, where she remained for four years. More »