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Francis Leclerc


ABOUT THE ARTIST


Francis Leclerc was born in Quebec City in 1971. While studying communications, he began to develop an interest in film, and subsequently directed more than 20 short- and medium-length works during the 1990s. These include Bientôt Novembre (1985), L’Angle mort d’une hirondelle (1996) and Les sept branches de la rivière Ota (1997). He has been working in Montréal since 1995 shooting music videos for a variety of well-known Quebecois artists. His first feature, the critically acclaimed Une jeune fille à la fenêtre (Girl at the Window; 2001), was screened at numerous film festivals. Mémoires affectives is his second feature film.


PRESENTED WORK

TOKYO MAIGO, QUÉBEC, 1997

Outside his work for The seven branches of the river Ota, filmic work adapted from stage designer Robert Lepage’s play (1997), Francis Leclerc obtained impressionist pictures of the Japanese metropolis with dominating night vision and realized TOKYO MAIGO. By means of a game views and to panoramic jerky plans, Tokyo is transformed into a futuristic city. A voice out of the field anchors the furtive and fleeting pictures into a narrative which poetically underlines the city itself.