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Félix Dufour-Laperrière – Archipelago #IFFR2021

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What turns a strip of land into a region?

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Félix Dufour-Laperrière, director of the film Archipelago.

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A conversation with Félix Dufour-Laperrière, director of the animated documentary Archipelago, presented at the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam. The animated documentary posits the question of what makes a strip of land a region (and community), with references to his native region of Quebec, Canada. Here, Dufour-Laperrière talks about the eclectic mix of animated styles that defines the movie, his interest in exploring the topic and the research it entailed and more.

Archipelago: “Follow me, I’ll take you to see them all”, a woman’s voice says. She is referring to the Saint Lawrence River and its thousands of islands – real and dreamt. “I’m a capricious guide”, she warns the man, her counterpart. With their dialogue in voice-over, Archipel expands into a semi-fictional odyssey through filmmaker Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s native province: Quebec, captured in a composition of surprising, creative animation using a wide range of techniques and a partly invented documentary.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Félix Dufour-Laperrière
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Archipelago
  • Festival section
    Big Screen Competition
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