Basel, May 11, 2021
Félix Dufour-Laperrière's islands in the stream
Quebec's history and future are among the defining themes of French-Canadian filmmaker Félix Dufour-Laperrière, as are life as a couple or the free use of feature, documentary, animation and avant-garde film. Bildrausch is thrilled to host the young artist's first retrospective. His latest feature Archipelago will screen in the international competiton.
Born in 1981 in Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière is a director, screenwriter and producer. His work, which shows a constant tension between narrative and formal exploration, maintains a close connection with the visual and contemporary arts.
His films, among which the documentary Transatlantique, have been presented in numerous festivals, museums and events of importance, where they have won several awards.
Ville Neuve (2018), his first animated feature, drawn and painted entirely on paper, had its world premiere at the Mostra (Venice Days) and has since been released in theaters in Quebec, France and Japan.
His animated documentary essay, Archipelago, premiered in 2021 in competition in Rotterdam. He now works on its third feature animated film, Death Does Not Exist.
Félix Dufour-Laperrière will attend the Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel from June 17 to 20 and personally introduce his work to the audience.