Marie-Soleil Togas and Jean-Claude Luzon died in the last century. Twenty-five years passed and everything changed.
Kids at the time only had one child for Zoé, this pre-teen rebellious girl from the series Banana peel Broadcast by Télé-Métropole. In no time, Marie Sully, who personified it with a singular truth, became one of Quebec’s greatest, if not the greatest, stars. The series ended, followed by another series, then another and another until the last, Ent cadieuxwhose rehearsal ended in June, a few days before she left on vacation with her lover Jean-Claude Luzon.
After the rehearsal, at his request, I ate with Marie Soleil. She has just resumed living with Jean-Claude for the thousandth time. Their love was tumultuous. Although I loved Jean-Claude like a son, having known him several years before during the filming of the Bombardier Company, I had advised Marie Soleil to put an end to this relationship. “This love is so hard, it will end up devouring you.”
A good soul and a heart of gold, Marie Sully still wanted to give him one last chance. I won’t see her again.
Every Quebec is in mourning
It was a time when our TV stars were the ones to stand out. Netflix and other streaming screens haven’t broken Quebec’s tightly knit audience. Télé-Métropole has topped the ratings, and ambitious Canadian radio is still on its heels.
On the evening of Sunday, August 10, 1997, when news broke of Marie Soleil’s death in a Jean-Claude seaplane crash, the whole of Quebec had a hard time closing its eyes.
By the next day, all the media was covered in black and playing sad music. The tone of the funeral painters was. From Montreal to Gaspey, from Rouen to Sherbrooke, the name Marie Soleil has been on everyone’s lips. The mourning was patriotic. As was the case ten years ago for former Prime Minister Rene Levesque.
I am not exaggerating anything.
Few Quebecers know Jean-Claude Luzon. his first feature film, Zoo at nightwon the Genie Award for Best Canadian Film, but his second film, yulu, left the jury at the Cannes Film Festival cool. At most, his film won the Genie Award for Best Screenplay and Best Costume.
List of the 100 best films
and lo Decline of the American Empire It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1986, and this century was not the century of Quebec cinema. The public still avoids it. And what about Luzon? He was just drooling, rebellious and poorly brought up. Didn’t he tear up, live, the $100,000 check that SODEC just gave me Zoo at night ?
however, yuluHis second and final feature film, it ended up appearing in the list of the 100 greatest films of all time, created by famous magazine critics. timeRichard Schickel and Richard Corliss. But Jean-Claude did not know anything about her. It was 2005 and he died eight years ago. Maybe he tore up the magazine time Because it took him so long to recognize his talent!
A documentary not to be missed
Today, can an exceptional and assertive film director like Jean-Claude receive a check from the public treasury?
Can a free and transparent woman like Marie Soleil date a ruthless, ruthless and impulsive man?
Maybe, but only if it is as generous and genuine as Micheline Begin describes the girl Marie Sully and Jean-Claude, Beyond the Stars, the wonderful documentary just completed by director Jean-François Poisson. Micheline, Marie Sully’s mother, holding back tears and crying humbly, was the most touching witness to the film we can see from today on Videotron’s Vrai stand.
Marie Sully and Jean-Claude were from another century, but it will be a long time before we forget this luminous and so endearing young woman who managed to put handles around the neck of this fiery director we thought was indomitable.