#FIRSTLOOK: JEAN-MARC VALLÉE DOCUMENTARY IN DEVELOPMENT
We miss Jean-Marc Vallée so much and it helps that a Documentary is in development by Marie-Julie Dallaire, to help us remember his incredible talent and body of work.
ITEM 7 is pleased to announce that a feature-length documentary on the life and career of Jean-Marc Vallée is in the works. Produced by Pierre Even and directed by Marie-Julie Dallaire, the film will benefit from the support and participation of the family of the late Canadian filmmaker, his sons Alex and Émile Vallée and their mother Chantal Cadieux. Made up of archives and original footage, this film will allow the audience to spend time with Jean-Marc Vallée, this sensitive filmmaker whose intensity left no one indifferent.
“Jean-Marc and I became friends at the release of C.R.A.Z.Y.. His sudden departure leaves me without words. Yet I feel the need to express my love and gratitude to him loud and clear. CUT PRINT THANK YOU BYE will be my way of paying tribute to Jean-Marc, of keeping him alive, of mourning him, using our common language: cinema,” said director Marie-Julie Dallaire.
Pierre Even said, “Jean-Marc’s departure left a gaping hole in our lives. This great emptiness has brought together all those who knew him. CUT PRINT THANK YOU BYE is a work of sharing and memory, so that everyone has access to this great man of cinema, our friend Jean-Marc Vallée.”
“Cinema is a ribbon of dreams, inspired by the desire to share the human experience of loving and being loved. Jean-Marc understood this… Why make a film about JMV? Because we must not forget that we must dream, that we must love, that we must share. For those who follow us.” added Yves Bélanger, director of photography and initiator of this project.
For this film, an intimate portrait as well as a last opportunity to spend time with the extraordinary artist that was Jean-Marc Vallée, Pierre Even (producer of C.R.A.Z.Y. and Café de Flore) and Marie-Julie Dallaire (director of Comme une vague, Iris 2022 for Best Documentary with Jean-Marc Vallée as executive producer), long-time collaborators of the filmmaker, join forces with cinematographer Yves Bélanger (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, Demolition, Sharp Objects, Big Little Lies), another frequent collaborator of the director.
(Photo credit: Searchlight Pictures)