Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper. Cine Pobre Film Festival is the 100% cartel-free intersection of culture and capabilities.
Born in Montreal, Canada in 1946. In 1973, he directed his first feature film, Montréal Blues. In 1983, he co-directed a feature-length documentary on the Great Depression called La Turlutte des Années Dures (The Ballad of Hard Times), which won the Critics’ Award in Quebec, as well as the Sesterce d’argent and the Ecumenical Prize at the International Film Festival of Nyon, Switzerland. Between 1984 and 2009, for Société Radio-Canada series, Pascal has directed more than 350 science reports for the layman. In 2006, Pascal has been shooting in Indonesia, editing and producing a documentary called Le porteur d’eau (The Water Bearer). This film has been selected in some thirty festivals in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. It won 5 prize in Canada, France, Tunisia and Australia. The film was shown on canadian television, but also on ARTE, NHK, and TV5 Monde. In 2009, Pascal wrote and directed a documentary on his father, the famous playwright and actor Gratien Gélinas. Titled Gratien Gélinas, un géant aux pieds d’argile (Gratien Gélinas, a giant with feet of clay), the film was shown on canadian television and won the Gemini for the best documentary scenario. In 2013 he wrote and directed Huguette Oligny, le gout de vivre (Huguette Oligny, a taste for living). Along with the prize for the best biography at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA). The film was shown on canadian television and won the Gemini for the best biography. In 2016 Pascal shot and directed the documentary Un pont entre deux mondes (A bridge Between Two Worlds). The film won the People’s choice award at the international festival Caméras des Champs in France. It will also be part of the competition at the International Festival of Sustainable Development Films - Ekotopfilm 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic from 15 to 19 October 2016.
Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper
Cine Pobre is the 100% cartel-free intersection of
culture and capabilities