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  • DirectionPhilippe Baylaucq
  • ResearchPhilippe Dubé
  • PhotographyGilbert Ferron, André-Paul Therrien, Philippe Baylaucq
  • Sound RecordingGilles Corbeil
  • Edited byBernard Labelle
  • Sound EditingMarie-Claude Gagné
  • Sound MixDany Ouellet, Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
  • MusicEric Longsworth
  • Produced byNathalie Barton, Philippe Baylaucq, Françoise De La Cressonnière

Produced by


Produced with the financial help of

SODEC Société de développement des entreprises culturelles – Québec (Programme d'aide aux jeunes créateurs)

Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry - Telefilm Canada : Equity Investment Program

Québec Film and Television Tax Credit - Gestion SODEC

Government of Canada The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

and the collaboration of


TV5 Québec Canada


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FIFA 1998 (Montréal) Telefilm Canada Award

Gémeaux Awards 1998 (Montréal) Finalist for Best Documentary on Arts

Statement of intent

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Short summary

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Fifty years ago, a young painter, Marcel Baril, left Canada for Paris. The art he produced there is in fact a diary in which he recorded his thoughts, memories, dreams and desires. His paintings deal with childhood, love, women, the mal de vivre, death, and life as a multi-coloured, extraordinary spectacle. A cross between naïve art, surrealism and fantastic art, his work defies categorization. The Hidden Easel by Philippe Baylaucq explores the art of a man who has resisted trends and well-trodden paths, remaining true to himself.