Nicolas Paquet

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The independent filmmaker Nicolas Paquet produced in 2011 his first feature-length documentary – La règle d’or. This was followed by the feature Ceux comme la terre and the short Les sucriers, presented at numerous festivals in Canada and abroad. In 2017, he launched Esprit de cantine, selected for the Rencontres internationales du documentaire. The film was shot in his home village of Saint-Alexandre de Kamouraska. His most recent film, Chef.fe.s de brousse, reveals the struggles of three chefs who propose a cuisine that is rooted in the land. His creations document rural realities with authenticity, safeguarding a speaking space for the resistance of today.


L'acte de la beauté (literally traduced. The act of beauty), 2022
Esprit de cantine (literally traduced. The canteen spirit), 2017
La règle d'or (literally traduced. The Golden Rule), 2011



Ten years after the opening of the gigantic Malartic open-pit gold mine, the hoped-for economic miracle is a mirage. Main Street is not prospering, with no demographic gain. Director Nicolas Paquet exposes an opaque decision-making system that excludes citizens.