Canada / 2012 / colour / french and english, japonais with french subtitles
1 hour 18

Frédéric Back

Of all the creative talents living today, Frédéric Back is one of the greatest. A visual artist and animation filmmaker, he has produced an immense body of work that imparts an essential message. With their luminous poetry, their freshness and emotion, his films are both universal and eternal.

In striving to depict the beauty of the earth, Frédéric Back was one of the first, and most persuasive, environmental activists. Grandeur nature follows his exceptional career, tracing the sources of his inspiration, from his early childhood and growing up in Alsace and Brittany, to the beginning of his career and the love and life he found in Quebec.

The two-time Oscar winner – for Crac! and The Man Who Planted Trees– has now reached a wise old age but has lost none of his passion, or the wonder or outrage that has always moved him. Frédéric Back is, and remains, an inspiring model for us all.

Phil Comeau

Cécile Chevrier

Bernard Fougères

Georges Hannan

Marie Hamelin

Original Music
Claude Fournier

Original Idea and Research
Phil Comeau

Cécile Chevrier

Additional Images
Rénald Bellemare
Michael Goldberg
Brian O’Connell
James Lavrakas

Additional Sound
André Boisvert
Richard Lavoie
J.E. Jack
Tomoo Kitani

Online Editing
Marcel Gallant

Sound Editing
Paul Goguen
Yves Clément

Sound Mixing
Chris Goguen

Visual Effects
Blake Stilwell

A production of Phare-Est Média