Isabelle Lavigne (Canada)

After turning 30 and becoming a mother, Isabelle Lavigne turned her attention to a women’s world, making La nuit, elles dansent (At Night, They Dance). She remains as interested as ever in the intersections between social order and difference, observing a family of belly dancers who – by simply making a living – transgress against moral order.

Thanks to the time she invests and the trust she builds with her subjects, Isabelle Lavigne’s films take us inside dramatically rich microcosms, which she patiently explores in great depth. The result is real-life narratives that resemble fiction.


  • **2011** La Nuit elles dansent
  • **2008** Retour en Amérique
  • **2008** JUNIOR
  • **2002** Le 4125, rue Parthenais
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