RIDM+ presents LA SOCIOLOGUE ET L'OURSON (EST)

RIDM+ presents LA SOCIOLOGUE ET L'OURSON (EST)
For its March film, the series crosses the ocean to delve into a bitter debate that has stirred passions in France for a decade. For several months in 2012-13, the country was locked in a struggle over a marriage equality bill introduced by the Hollande government. During the debate, sociologist Irène Théry, one of the architects of the proposed law, appeared in public frequently, to communicate the intent of the reform as clearly as possible. Her son Mathias and his creative partner Étienne Chaillou seized the opportunity to film Irène in her daily routine, secretly recording her phone conversations with Mathias, and shooting documentary footage as well as reconstructions – using teddy bears. The result is a film as playful as it is political, as intimate as it is universal, that delivers a measured, intelligent reflection on a major social issue. It is a touching, funny and unforgettable portrait of a mother-son relationship, and a thoroughly original chronicle of a pivotal moment for modern France.

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.

Distributed by Diffusion Multi-Monde, The Sociologist and the Bear Cub (La sociologue et l’ourson) opens on April 7 at Cinéma Beaubien in Montreal and Cinéma Le Clap in Quebec City.
Genre :  Documentary
Year :  2016
Length :  77 min.
Director :  Étienne Chaillou et Mathias Théry
Country :  France
Release date  07 April 2017

En attente de classement
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French
subtitled in English

Upcoming screenings 

Mar 29th 20:00
2017-03-24 03:30:03

Q&A with the directors on Skype

Wednesday 29 March  20:00