A documentary on the Montreal writer and photographer Serge Emmanuel Jongué
Les Films du 3 Mars and Les Films de l’Autre are pleased to announce the new theatrical release date of Jongué, A Nomad’s Journey directed by Carlos Ferrand. Narrated by writer Christian Campbell, this documentary is a road-mind movie that immerses us in the fascinating world of photographer-writer Serge Emmanuel Jongué. Born in France to a Polish mother and a Guyanese father, Jongué was passionate about images, writing and graphic novels. His arrival in Montreal in 1975 enriched his reflections on the identity and the memory of colonized peoples. Today, his work marked by socially aware poetry continues to echo current struggles.
Presented as a world premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) in the National Feature Film Competition section, Jongué, A Nomad’sJourney will open on July 24 at Cinéma Moderne (in French or English version) and at Cinéma du Musée (in French version). A discussion with the filmmaker will take place on July 24 at the Cinéma du Musée, following the screening.
To reach a wider audience, Jongué, A Nomad’s Journey will be available to rent online across Canadafrom July 31, for a limited time. The film will be hosted on the online platforms of Cinéma Moderne and Cinéma du Parc, in French and English versions.
SYNOPSIS: A film about photographer and writer Serge Emmanuel Jongué. After immigrating to Quebec to escape his family’s shadows, wounds and silences, he spent his brief life exploring his multiple origins. Jongué’s life is told through his own texts, images and talismans, from his birth in Aix-en-Provence until his untimely death in Montreal.
About filmmaker Carlos Ferrand
Carlos Ferrand was born in Lima, Peru. From Lima to Brussels, Paris and Vermont, he spent several years wandering about, but with film always at the core of his interests. For more than 40 years, he has worked as a screenwriter and director, and has collaborated as director of photography on more than fifty films, both in fiction and documentary. His filmography includes the notables Cimarrones (1982), Cuervo (1989), The Man Who Talks with Wolves (2001), Casa Loma log book (2002) and Americano (2007), which has been selected in 25 festivals and awarded several times. His most recent works are 13, A Ludodrama about Walter Benjamin (2017) and Jongué, A Nomad’s Journey (2019).
JONGUÉ, A NOMAD’S JOURNEY
Documentary. Quebec / Canada. 2019. 81 minutes. Original French or English version.
Written and Directed by Carlos Ferrand
Director of photography: Carlos Ferrand | Editing: Guillaume Millet | Sound design: Catherine Van Der Donckt | Sound mix: Benoît Dame | Original music: Claude Rivest | Sound recording: Guillaume Mollet, Catherine Van Der Donckt | Narrator: Christian Campbell (English version), Joël Des Rosiers (French version) | Production: Les Films de l’Autre | Distribution: Les Films du 3 Mars