On the late edition of tonight's show, Louise Archambault joins George for a chat at the Debrief desk. The Montreal director is currently receiving high praise for her second feature, Gabrielle, which was singled out by TIFF as one of its top ten Canadian films of 2013 and selected as Canada's foreign-language Oscar entry. Her first film, 2005's Familia, was nominated for a Genie.
Archambault has also produced a number of short films. Lock, a 2010 NFB production, features members of Édouard Lock's dance company La La La Human Steps rehearsing and, at the end, performing a seemingly spontaneous number.
Archambault also contributed a short film to 2011's National Parks Project, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada by pairing Canadian directors with musicians and sending them to National Parks across the country. Archambault was paired with Ian D'Sa, Mishka Stein and Graham Van Pelt to make a movie about Kluane National Park and Reserve in the Yukon. As the excerpt below shows, the results are appropriately majestic. (You can watch the full film here.)
Catch George's conversation with Louise Archambault on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on January 8 at 11:30 p.m. on CBC.