Screenings-events in Montréal, Québec City and Sherbrooke
Gabor, the debut feature by Joannie Lafrenière, is an offbeat, intimate documentary that depicts the career and personal life of Gabor Szilasi, a photographer whose creative process is as fascinating as his life story. The film had its world premiere on the closing night of RIDM, before being selected by numerous festivals such as Hot Docs, Atlanta Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, and Vues sur mer, where it won the Special Jury Mention. Gabor will open in Quebec on May 27.
A special screening will take place on release day, Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at Cinéma Beaubien (Montréal), with the director and Gabor Szilasi in attendance. Other screening-events will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at Cinéma Le Clap Ste-Foy (Québec City), and Sunday, May 29 at 3:30 p.m. at La Maison du cinéma (Sherbrooke), hosted by Joannie Lafrenière.
A dialogue between director Joannie Lafrenière and Hungarian-born photographer Gabor Szilasi, this film paints a tender and colourful portrait of this humanist artist who has spent the last 60 years documenting the eloquence of daily life in his host country, Quebec. Through various confidences, encounters and stagings, Gabor bears witness to a singular look at photography as well as at life and old age, which he approaches with curiosity, resilience and optimism.