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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1994 - 30 July.6 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1994

Twelve-year old Camille lives with her mother and longs for the return of her father, Pierre, who moved to New York several years ago. The mother would like her to forget her father and Camille discovers why when he returns as Marie-Pierre, dressed as a woman and wearing make up.

Original Title Le sexe des étoiles
Italian Title Il sesso delle stelle
Category Out of competition
Section Shadowline
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 104
Production Year 1993
Nationality Canada
Directed by Paule Baillargeon
Screenplay Monique Proulx
Main cast Marianne Coquelicot Mercier, Denis Mercier, Tobie Pelletier

 regista paule baillargeonPAULE BAILLARGEON

Paule Baillargeon (born July 19, 1945 in Rouyn-Noranda) is a Quebec actress and film director. She won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, and was a nominee for Best Director for The Sex of the Stars (Le Sexe des étoiles). Her film roles have included August 32nd on Earth (Un 32 août sur terre), Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal), A Woman in Transit (La Femme de l'hôtel), Réjeanne Padovani and Days of Darkness (L'Âge des ténèbres).
Baillargeon received a classical education at the Ursuline Convent in Quebec City and at the École Sophie-Barat in Montreal. She left the National Theatre School of Canada in 1969 without graduating and, along with Raymond Cloutier and others, founded the experimental theatre group Le Grand Cirque Ordinaire. For several years she participated in writing and performing in its collective creations, which had a marked effect on the theatre of Quebec during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Le Grand Film ordinaire: ou Jeanne D’Arc n’est pas morte, se porte bien, et vit au Québéc, released in 1971, is a documentary based on its first performance piece. Although the collective disbanded after its second film, Montréal Blues, Baillargeon’s key 1980 film co-directed with Frédérique Collin, La Cuisine rouge, adapted Le Grand Cirque’s Brechtian style to a fractured narrative about sexual stereotyping.