FILMOGRAPHY

IMPETUS

A film by Jennifer Alleyn

Feature film, 2018

In the process of her ongoing film shoot in New York City, a filmmaker finds herself questioning the origin of Impulsion. 

With Jennifer Alleyn, Pascale Bussières, Emmanuel Schwartz, Esfir Dyachkov and J. Reissner


MY FATHERS'S STUDIO

A film by Jennifer Alleyn

Documentary, 2008

* Award for Best canadian work - 26th Festival of films on Art (FIFA)

* Jutra nomination for Best Documentary


TEN TIMES DIX

Documentary, 2011

An incursion in German painter Otto Dix’s sinister yet beautiful universe.

* ARTV Springboard to the World Award at FIFA


COSMOS

Directors : Jennifer Alleyn, Denis Villeneuve, André Turpin, Manon Briand, Marie-Julie Dallaire, Arto Paragamian.

Collective feature film, 1996

* Art and Experimental Cinema Award, Directors Forthkight, Cannes Film Festival

* Canada’s Selection for the Oscars


THE IMAGINARY LIFE OF JACQUES MONORY

A film by Jennifer Alleyn

Documentary, 2005

From his studio in Paris, the painter Jacques Monory presents the content of his next exhibition. In this very personnal portrait, the 70 year old artist, in peace with his artistic legacy, recalls his lifelong obsessions : monochrome images, philosphy and guns.


A FEW LOST WORDS

A film by Jennifer Alleyn

Video art, 2012

Inspired by the paintings of Edmund Alleyn , Canadian writer Nancy Huston composes, in 2011, a poetic monologue on detachment. In an experimental video, Filmmaker Jennifer Alleyn combines the words and the images of two artists who delt with linguistic exile, to find the « right image ».


SNAVOK (THE CALL)

A film by Jennifer Alleyn

Short fiction, 2005

Following his mother’s death, a man escapes in the countryside. Based on a dream, Svanok suggests a static journey, in which the camera captures the weight of time.

* Best short fiction, Quebec Association of Film Critics

* Best Short film genre Award, New York Intl Independent Film & Video Festival 2006


THE ROSSYS

Short documentary, 2002

The Rossy is the name of a department store chain, but it’s also and mostly the name of the couple behind it. The family business, managed by Michael and Celia Rossy, becomes an iconic brand in Quebec from the 50’s to the 80’s. Generations shoped and worked at Rossy. This company’s history is therefore closely linked to Montreal’s and the Province of Quebec’s contemporary history. However, when mega competitors like Walmart appeared, the Rossy had to use creativity to avoid bankruptcy. This movie is about them, their work and their unwavering love.