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La Cinémathèque québécoise
335, De Maisonneuve Blvd East, Montreal, Quebec,

The NFB, in partnership with the Sommets du cinéma d’animation, is pleased to invite you to an artist’s talk with filmmaker Lori Malépart-Traversy.

After her smash-hit student short Le clitoris, the filmmaker is back in a big way with a five-part series of animated documentary shorts entitled Magical Caresses. The series was broadly adapted from intimate accounts published in the Caresses magiques books designed and managed by Sarah Gagnon-Piché and Sara Hébert. A skillful blend of humour and confession, these four-minute shorts offer a variety of female perspectives, taking a healthy and candid approach to demystifying masturbation. Using the tremendous creative freedom afforded by animation, Malépart-Traversy has crafted a bold and insightful original series about solitary sexuality.

During the event, she will discuss her artistic journey, her creative process, the complexities of creating during a pandemic, her documentary approach and her willingness to examine taboos.


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