Join Green Initiatives' Womens' Day special screening of La Bolduc, a Canadian drama film, directed by François Bouvier released in 2018. The film is a biopic of Quebec folk singer La Bolduc, the film stars Debbie Lynch-White in the title role.
The film premiered at the Festival du film de l'Outaouais on March 23, 2018, before going into general release across Quebec on April 6. It topped the provincial box office in its opening weekend, and finished 2018 as the year's second highest grossing Canadian film. Film screening will be followed by short discussion. This event is made possible through the support of the Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai.
ABOUT THE FILM
This is the life story of Mary Travers also known by her stage name of La Bolduc.
Mary Rose-Anna Bolduc, née Travers, was a musician and singer of French Canadian music. She was known as Madame Bolduc or La Bolduc. During the peak of her popularity in the 1930s, she was known as the Queen of Canadian Folk Singers. Bolduc is often considered to be Quebec's first singer/songwriter. Her style combined the traditional folk music of Ireland and Quebec, usually in upbeat, comedic songs.
In the wake of the economic crisis of the 20-30s and the first glimpses of the beginning of the fight for woman's rights, the move follows the life of Mary Bolduc, her roaring career, difficult marriage, and the touching relationship she had with her eldest daughter, Denise, who played the piano on her mother's albums and dreamed of becoming a Hollywood actress.
19:00-19:15 Event introduction
19:15-20:58 Film screening (103-minutes)
20:58-21:15 Post-film discussions
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Background: Fei created a publishing house in Paris called Les Editions Fei and Fei Productions as well as a bookshop near the Seine, then joined the biggest French publishing group Hachette Livre as the General Manager of its joint venture with Hachette Phoenix, based in Beijing China. She has worked on the film adaptations of her publications such as Yaya (to be released in 2023) and Judge Bao as well as the famous Chinese Queen Pirate.
As an author, Fei wrote her first book, an autobiography story in French: “Petite Fleur de Mandchourie”, which was published by French publisher Editions XO. As an eco-advocate, Fei actively participates in the research and development of best practices to protect the ocean in the publishing industry.
We sincerely appreciate the Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai for sponsoring this event.