Italian genre cinema is always present in your work. What aspect of that cinema attracts you the most? Tell us a little about your first short film, Ecce Homo? What memories do you have of shooting and of the first public screening for this film? It is a brave cinema as well. My first was Count Dracula in the television series Sesame Street. Do you ask actors to scream during their auditions? His screams immediately got my attention.
I prefer not to think about it; it makes me too angry. It is something that I adore in Martin. You act in the film under the pseudonym Elizabeth Bathory. I have very good memories of the shooting despite two incidents: Ecce Homo tells a story through video clips of a young nun who is raped by Christ. Can you name a few examples of pieces of junk that you are fond of? Her career is truly a manifestation of tenacity and courage.
This will be my first Asian screening ever! They have often little means and yet go big, I also admire them for this. A very important place.
Grohdin personally had the privilege of collaborating with her on the program Sexxx: The Films of Robert Downey, Sr. What can we expect from this new short? There are not many things that the Italians have not explored in their cinema.
How do you prepare for shooting? Mostly, the genre in itself. The reception was beyond my expectations.
Q&A: Quebecois Filmmaker Izabel Grondin on Her Extreme Cinematic Art | FANGORIA®
When he screams, it is visceral, we hurt for him. In gorndin column, we discover your love for Z-movies. This very box eventually almost burned in murky circumstances… For me, this film is damned.
Most of the geondin, it is a place that inspires a subject for me. Art direction is very important to me, it is a character of its own. What memories do you have of shooting and of the first public screening for this film? It sounded at once European and a little older, I was immediately hooked. I have to izzabel this location, be interested in it and ask myself what could have happened there.
The scream always occupies an important role in your films. So when I approached him, he said: I had to struggle to make a place for myself and even after being expelled from my program after the second year of my bachelors, I continued to fight to return. We often talk of the gore and provocative aspects gondin your films, unfortunately we often leave undiscussed your constant care for the choice of location and artistic direction of your films. The other incident happened while Patrick Lauzon and Martin Plouffe were practicing.
One big piece of news: It is also my film which has played in the most film festivals, more than twenty over four continents. We shot the film in an old chapel which was at one time the practice space for the circus troop Les 7 Doigts de la Main. I mention that because I was a bit intimidated being in the same contest with masters such as Andrzej Zulawski. You act in the film under the pseudonym Elizabeth Bathory.
Can you name a few examples izabeel pieces of junk that you are fond of? Elizabeth is my favourite feminine name. A break which was hard to catch up on since this was at the end of the semester. There are tons of standard films made to comfort everyone with used-up subjects. I prefer not to think about it; it izabwl me too angry. What space does this film occupy in your filmography? His screams immediately got my attention. Where was this short shot? Otherwise, the movie has gone to many festivals here in Canada, but we are awaiting answers from many international fests.
It was a short that was quite unfocused since, like many debuting filmmakers, I had a lot of ideas in mind and wanted to include them all in this first film. Do you ask actors to scream during their auditions? His girlfriend answers, she tells us that he is in the hospital and in quarantine for an undetermined period…No more monster, no weapons and no more kung-fu coach….
Izabel Grondin + Maud Michaud | Fantasia International Film Festival | Flickr
In fact, Patrick Lauzon who played the demon had his contact lens stuck in his eye for a good while. I find that iaabel is a resolutely more brutal cinema, more organic, more sexual, addressing adults more than teenagers.
The irony, if there is any, is that during my expulsion, the jury had not liked that my next film was to be more macabre and more sexual in nature. For purely financial reasons. After several tries we have to give up and shoot nothing on Day 1.
I love working on this column! What aspect izabek that cinema attracts you the most? In the end, I won my case and was able to finish my bachelors. I see and feel things differently. A fiasco that I had to sort out with the head of operations. The film seems to unfold in an improbable basement with never ending hallways.
TouTV saw the film and wanted it, and we signed a contract. The day was infernal and the FX torso never worked.