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Rose Brouillard, le film

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Rose Brouillard, le film

Jean-François Caron


Dorothée, a film director appointed by development firm Plumules Nord, makes a movie about Rose Brouillard, an old woman with a failing memory, so that she can reflect on her childhood spent on one of the river’s islands. From the top of the cliff, on the Isle of the Watcher, you can see Sainte-Marée de l’Incantation, villagers with their sleeves rolled up, fishermen on the docks, characters gardening in the foliage, tourists, and other islands as well, all the way to Montreal, all the way to Cuba on a clear day.

An archipelago of sequences, lines and stories, Rose Brouillard, le film follows remembrance to its place of origin in order to unravel the memories, even if it means inventing some of the pieces to connect all the others. Since, after all, who cares about the truth? What matters here are the stories we tell ourselves.

Publication: March 26, 2012
244 pages, 978-2-923530-42-0, Print edition $23.95, Epub/PDF $17.99,
Rights : World English

Praise for Rose Brouillard, le film

Jean-François Caron offers us one of the most successful novels of the season with Rose Brouillard, le film, a poetic work speaking of memory and of the stories we make up, but also of tourism, flowers and curd. … The writing is poetic, of course, but also funny and moving, precise and fluid, bright and gripping.

Josée Lapointe, La Presse

Driven by the clear and crystalline prose of Jean-François Caron, Rose Brouillard, le film dispels the doubt between what was and what never was.

Martine Desjardins, L’actualité

I choose my words carefully: Jean-François Caron just wrote a novel that puts him among the greats.

Yvon Paré, Le Progrès-Dimanche

Some novels are able to surround us, soothe us, live inside us long after their last pages have been read. Rose Brouillard, le film is of this calibre.

Valérie Lessard, Le Droit

It’s beautiful. Beautifully written. Here’s a book carried by a very special imagery and patois, all in nuances. It is suffused with light, with softness. It is tender, touching. And powerful.

Danielle Laurin, Le Devoir

 The author creates a sort of relayed narration, very beautiful and poetic, where each protagonist advances the story by using his or her perceptions.

Lisanne Rheault-Leblanc, 7 jours

Jean-François Caron confronts different voices, preoccupations and times in this second novel inhabited by a great narrative force.

Éric Paquin, Voir

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