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Over My Dead Body

Brigitte Poupart / Canada / 2014 / 78 ' / French / S.T. English

Credits

Jean Ranger & Alexis Landriault
Brigitte Poupart
Brigitte Poupart, Dave St-Pierre, Alexis Landriault, Richard Jutras, Jean-Marc Abela, Adam Thompson & Jean Ranger
Sylvain Bellemare
Misteur Valaire
Brigitte Poupart, Virginie Dubois & Stéphanie Morissette

Awards & Festivals

Winner, Jutra Award for Best Documentary, 2013
Nominated, Genie Award, Ted Roger's Best Feature Length Documentary, 2013
Official Selection, Hot Docs, Toronto, 2012
Official Selection, Raindance Film Festival, 2012

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A portrait of an artist facing death told through his danceworks, beautifully composed images, scenes from the hospital and operating room, interviews and text.

Synopsis

With masterworks like Pornography of the Soul and A Little Tenderness for Crying Out Loud!, queer Montreal choreographer and wild child of the international dance scene Dave St-Pierre has shocked audiences with raw aesthetics, violent physicality and the astonishing beauty of naked humanity, provoking comparisons to Pina Bausch’s theatre of cruelty. Now, only 34, St-Pierre’s health is seriously declining: his cystic fibrosis has worsened, plastic tubes connect him to an oxygen tank, and without a transplant he will die. As the months pass and he waits for the call about a donor that could save his life, director Brigitte Poupart—his “soul sister” and longtime collaborator—gathers stunning excerpts from his danceworks, beautifully composed images and tableaux, scenes from the hospital and operating room, interviews, graphics and text and brilliantly manipulates them into a portrait of an artist facing death and a powerful, immersive work of contemporary documentary cinema. 

 

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