Rachel, a 17 year old teenager, waits on the street-bench across the street from the women’s prison in east end Montreal. She is too lucid about the people around her, about what’s going on in general and it hurts. Her rage to live seems to be hurling from within her.
Inside the prison, Jeanne, a contemporary dancer, is purging a short sentence with steel-like good patience which she maintains by following an intense physical training program. She becomes friendly with Odile, a non-working mother whose break down precipitated a destructive rampage. She was imprisoned for the minor property damages done.
The day Jeanne is released from prison, Rachel, instinctively, follows her. Little by little she manages to become part of Jeanne’s life. Jeanne can recognize the fault line’s in the personality of the young woman and helps her with the only tool she knows : dance.
Jeanne and Odile can see that Rachel’s talent for dance allows her to transcend her depression ; contemporary dance, a dance where her revolt finds expression, opens her up to others, to her sexuality, to the first measures of self-fulfillment as an artist.
And just as Rachel is coming of age, at the moment she least suspects it’s presence, her destiny will have her confront violence once more. —unifrance
Carole Laure (born on August 5, 1951, in Shawinigan) is an actress and singer from the province of Quebec in Canada.
Throughout most of her career, Carole Laure primarily collaborated with Anglophone singer, songwriter, producer, and director Lewis Furey, whom she met in 1977 and who later became her husband. She debuted as a singer on the album Alibis in 1978.
In 1989, she devoted an acoustic-oriented bilingual album, Western Shadows, to country and western standards. The album featured cover versions of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man”, Phil Spector’s “To Know Him is to Love Him”, Roseanne Cash’s “Seven Year Ache”, and Leonard Cohen’s “Coming Back to You”. The video for “Danse avant de tomber” (a cover of Boris Bergman’s French adaptation of Doc Pomus’ “Save the Last Dance For Me”) featured dancer Louise Lecavalier of the internationally famous Québéc contemporary dance troupe La La La Human Steps.
For her 1991 album She Says Move On, she recorded a cover version… read more