Interview with Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre – JUTRA

RIDM Blog, Montreal, Quebec
November 2014

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra is a unique, poetic portrait made possible by the power of animation. Claude Jutra comes back to life before our eyes in this tribute to an exceptional artist. The filmmaker accepted to answer a few questions. (English version below).

I must feel something very strong, almost visceral, to choose to bring a person back to life through animation. Artistically speaking, I’m basically in love with the men whose portraits I create. Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra, Oscar Peterson—all these artists have produced works that I relate to and that touch me deeply.

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