Robert Marcel Lepage (born 5 July 1951) is a Canadian musician and film score composer.Born in Montreal, Lepage trained in music at the age of 20, and learned to play the clarinet and saxophone. He performed with René Lussier and Pierre Hébert during the 1980s and 1990s.He went on to write the scores for 150 films. He was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Score and the Jutra Award for Best Music for the 2008 film The Necessities of Life. Marc-André Lussier of La Presse positively reviewed Lepage's score for Iqaluit (2016) as "lyrical". In 2017, Lepage also received a Prix Iris nomination for Best Music for Before the Streets.In his personal life, he has three children, Félix; Étienne Lepage, a playwright; and Florence, an artist.
Movies & TV shows
As a civil war rages in the Quebec province of Canada, Valerie is the sole survivor of a mass execution. She and Gabriel are in a close relationship. At the Long Term Care Center where she works as an...
The lawyer, who is Jewish-Israeli, defends Palestinians from feminists to fundamentalists. She defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, she is an ally. The trial of a 13-year-ol...
Barnabé takes a look at a desperate man. He receives a visit from a bird during a night of drunkenness and is forced to rethink his life.
From Shock to Awe
Two combat veterans abandon pharmaceuticals in order to seek healing through drugs. There are substances that can help people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. Beyond the personal stories, ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Bluefin is a tale of epic stakes set in “the tuna capital of the world.” In North Lake, Prince Edward Island, filmmaker John Hopkins tries to shed light on a baffling mystery: normally wary bluefin tu...
Jack Kerouac's Road - A Franco-American Odyssey
Part documentary, part drama, this film presents the life and work of Jack Kerouac, an American writer with Québec roots who became one of the most important spokesmen for his generation. Intercut wit...
Terrorism: After 9/11
How the war on terror launched by the Bush administration after September 11 has worsened the threat of terrorism.
Carmen is in Iqaluit to tend to her husband, a construction worker who has been seriously injured. Trying to get to the bottom of what happened, she befriends Noah, the Inuk friend, and learns they sh...
An Eye for an Eye
A true story of hate, revenge, understanding, remorse and redemption as lived by Mark Stroman on the Texas Death Row.
Before the Streets
Menacing smoke rises over the forests of Manawan. Shawnouk has lost touch with the traditions of the Atikamekw people, and he struggles with daily life on the reservation. His mother's boyfriend is a ...
Pilots on the Way Home
Having suffered the loss of their plane, three pilots inexplicably find themselves stranded in the middle of the desert. While following the perilous and unpredictable course that will ultimately lead...
The Magic Snowflake
A young boy named Nicholas is about to become the next Santa Claus, but must first avoid a crisis that's threatening the magic of Christmas before he can succeed in his new role.
Two solitary people meet each other and form a bond in the back country of the Gaspe peninsula.
Even though her father wants nothing to do with her, a woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home.
Go in the Wilderness
GO IN THE WILDERNESS tells the story of Lilith, Adam’s rebellious first mate, and her guardian, as they forge an uneasy alliance on their journey back to Eden. Once in the Garden, they meet Adam and h...
Clouds over the City
Jean-Paul is tired of being a public servant. He feels out of touch with the times as a writer.
The Man Who Slept
A woman is living with her husband. She doesn't accept that this man is a memory.
Paris 1919: Un traité pour la paix
The last shots had been fired in the First World War — but peace had yet to be made. Inspired by Margaret MacMillan’s acclaimed work of popular history, Paris 1919 takes us inside the most ambitious p...
When considering taking a few weeks off, Dr. Rainville places an ad to find a replacement who would agree to take his place in Normétal, in Abitibi. Jeanne Dion from Montreal accepts the offer and goe...
The world's best documentarians reflect upon the unique power of their genre from Albert Maysles to Errol Morris. The creative process that goes into making non-fiction films is explored in Capturing ...
The Necessities of Life
Tivii, an Inuit hunter with Tuberculosis, and his family left their home in the northern part of the country to go to a sanatorium in Quebec City. He was far away from his family, unable to speak Fren...
Chez Schwartz takes us inside a year in the life of Schwartz's Deli - the unique 75-year-old landmark on Montreal's historic Main. Filmed through changing seasons, from the quiet of early morning prep...
The second film in Bernard Emond's trilogy of tranquility and numbness is SUMMIT CIRCLE. In it, Rejeanne and Gilles are a married couple whose devastating setbacks--she is laid off from her job and he...
Dans les villes
Four strangers are wandering through town. Fanny, a young woman who takes care of trees, will cross paths with three people along her way and offer them her help: Jean-Luc is blind, Joséphine has reac...
Ruzz and Ben
Searching for their lost kite among the grey buildings of the inner city, two street urchins stumble onto a hidden world where the four elements of nature coexist in perfect balance. They are terrifie...
Two men bond as one recovers from an attack and the other deals with the impending death of his grandmother.
Disaster at Chernobyl
The explosion at Chernobyl was ten times worse than the Hiroshima bomb and was due to a combination of human error and imperfect technology. An account of the sixty critical minutes prior to the explo...
The curtains of a theatre open onto a smaller puppet theatre presided over by Marianne. The ringmaster waves her baton at three shadowy acrobats that climb one by one out of her hat. Each performs his...
Zero Hour: Massacre at Columbine High
The final hour of the high school massacre is covered in this movie. On April 20, 1999, two boys from the high school in Colorado went on a massacre and killed 12 students, one teacher, and injured 21...
Juchitan, Queer Paradise
According to legend, God gave Vincente Ferrer, patron saint of Juchitan, a bagful of queers, and everywhere he travelled, he left behind a homosexual. But when he reached Juchitan, Vincente's bag came...
The film tells the story of three couples on the road between the Atlantic coast and the Northwest Territories in Canada.
Give Me Your Soul...
A snapshot of the porn industry in the San Fernando Valley focusing on a handful of people: Luke Ford, a reporter who breaks the industry's gentlemen's agreement and writes about actors who have HIV/A...
In the Shadow of Hollywood
Through interviews with experts in the film industry, In the Shadow of Hollywood looks at the assault on our senses.
Anne Hébert, 1916-2000
Jacques Godbout takes us into the world of Anne Hébert, a woman he considered his spiritual sister and who had only one raison d’être: literature. During the four decades of her creative process, this...
There is a strike at a sawmill in a small Canadian town. Marie-Lou, Piston's ex-wife and the band's former lead singer is not enthusiastic about the idea of resurrecting the band. Rose, an older woman...
Directed by Abdelkader Lagtaa.
Around the Pink House
One of the most popular Lebanese films of the late 1990s, Around the Pink House is a story that explores the changing urban landscape of Beirut after the Civil War. La maison rose (the pink house) is...
My Child, My Land
There is a film about antipersonnel land mines. Hundreds of men, women and children are wounded or killed by land mines every year. My Land condemns the use of this hideous weapon. It condemns the inv...
A little deaf girl who plays against an arrogant boy in a chess tournament is unaffected by his scorn but responds warmly to the attentions of a young poet. Based on article 23 of the United Nations C...
The Lost Garden: The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blache
A biodoc about the first female filmmaker and her relative disappearance from the history of cinema.
The Glass Ark
An enthusiastic group of scientists are working to transform an indoor cycle racing-track built for the 1968 Montréal Olympics into an ecological park. The tropics of the 3 Americas are contained in t...
The Clean Machine
Three children, Benot, Charles and Marie, make extra money by providing housekeeping services during the summer school vacations. When their small business is successful in the neighborhood, it goes t...
To See the World
A kindly old man sends his grandson off to see the world. From the window of the train, the child discovers the problems plaguing this planet and imagines solutions to promote the happiness of childre...
La Lettre d'amour
Such diverse modes of expression as dance, music, poetic narration and images drawn directly on film combine to tell the story of a letter and the joy it carries to its destination. In French, with En...
Alias Will James
This feature-length documentary tells the incredible story of Ernest Dufault, a.k.a. Will James, a French-Canadian man who became one of the most legendary cowboys of the American West. For over 30 ye...
The Persistent Peddler
Featuring a salesman and a consumer, this animated short is a humorous study of the patterns that define buyer-seller relationships. The Persistent Peddler is based on Claude Cloutier's hit comic stri...
Songs and Dances of the Inanimate World: The Subway
Filmmaker Pierre Hébert and musicians Robert Lepage and René Lussier worked together in their respective media in this animation film. The performance recreates the dehumanizing environment of the sub...