With and Without You
Canada / 2007 / Maryse Chartrand / 90 and 60 mins
Stopping everything to get out of the rat race is what the Beaudry family did. Maryse, Samuel and their three kids left their comfortable middle class North American home with only their backpacks to travel the world. Destination: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, India, France and Italy.
For most of us, embarking on such a journey is something we only ever dream about. For the Beaudry’s, it was a dream come true, or was it? What secrets motivated this journey? Was it really a soul searching journey of discovery or a desperate escape from reality? And what if one of the family members was wrestling with hidden demons and harbouring a secret agenda. Try as we may to out run those demons they follow us wherever.
A year after the family’s adventure, Samuel decided to leave on another journey, one with no return. One that left the Beaudrys with so many shocking questions to answer. How could a life-loving person take his own life? How to make sense of it? How can a family survive a suicide and the many perils that lurk beyond the mourning.
With and Without You is one woman’s quest to understand and grow instead of breaking and sinking. An audacious, acclaimed first documentary that nourishes the soul of audiences by shining light into the dark corners of the soul. An astonishing and vibrating anthem to life.
Festivals: DOCircuitMTL - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal 07, Festival du film de Sept-Iles 08, La semaine du cin?ma qu?b?cois r?alis? par des femmes en Argentine 08
Awards: Gold Ribbon Awards in the category SPECIALTY/PAY/PPV FINALISTS DOCUMENTARIES / DOCUMENTAIRES , Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), Festival du film de Sept-Iles: Prix sp?cial du Jury 08, Prix G?meaux Meilleur texte: documentaire 2008 and a Prix G?meaux nomination for Best Documentary, Banff World Television Awards: Nomination Best Documentary in the category Social & Humanitarian Documentaries, Rendez-vous du cin?ma Qu?bec: Nomination in the category Best 1st Documentary
Broadcast: Canal Vie, Documentary Channel Canada, NOGA Israel
Original Language: French with English Subtitles
Format : AVI
Length : 700 MiB for 1h 32mn 16s 272ms
Codec : XviD
Source : PDTV
Video #0 : MPEG-4 Visual at 924 Kbps
Aspect : 432 x 320 (1.350) at 29.970 fps