BGL FANCY

83 min, Documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2017
Directed byHogue, Benjamin
Produced byBenjamin Hogue
LanguageFrench
Short description

A documentary portrait on contemporary art trio, BGL.


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(BGL Fancy) is a documentary which showcases the latest art work of the Québécois trio. Focused on their last three large scale projects, this film is the perfect excuse for those who wanted to know more about them. Montreal Rampage

Film details

Synopsis

After a twenty-year-long career, the contemporary art group BGL (Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière) was offered the mission to oversee three important projects. The task is a colossal challenge: create two monumental public art pieces – one in Montréal and the other in Toronto – and represent Canada during the 56th Biennale in Venice. What better moment than to shine the spotlight on this immensely creative trio, thereby allowing us to take a retrospective look on their prolific and disconcerting legacy? In this fairy tale like documentary, humour, extravagance, oneirism and camaraderie become deeply entangled.

 

 

Credits

Screenplay and direction : Benjamin Hogue

Image : Benjamin Hogue et Alexandre Berthier

Editing : René Roberge

Sound conception: Patrice LeBlanc

Music : Simon Bélair

Sound recording : Benjamin Hogue

Sound mix : Jean Paul Vialard

Producer : Benjamin Hogue (La Soute)

 

Financial partners

SODEC

Conseil des arts du Canada

Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec

ONF – Aide au cinéma indépendant

Director

Hogue, Benjamin

Active in documentary filmmaking for the past fifteen years, Benjamin Hogue is particularly fascinated by creators who, each in their own way, manage to unhinge art forms and build bridges between art and society. Some of his co-productions include: Lemoyne (2005), a look at the life and works of Quebec painter and performance artist Serge Lemoyne and Death Laid Off (2009), a portrait of Québec poet, Claude Péloquin. He also produced the documentary feature Godin (2011).  Fancy BGL (2017) is a feature film documentary about the contemporary art trio, BGL, and is also his first solo production. Benjamin Hogue is director of the Observatoire du documentaire.

 

Filmography

 

BGL fancy (2017 / 83 min)
Death Laid Off (2009 / 68 min)
Lemoyne (2005 / 80 min)

Screenings archive

Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée
Thursday 04 April, 2019 MONTREAL
Maison de la culture de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Wednesday 01 May, 2019 MONTREAL