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The last breath
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The Last Breath
Documentary, 72 minutes. e-st. 2017
Production :  Annabel Loyola and Jeannine Gagné.

Founded by Jeanne Mance in 1642 at the same time as the city, the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal is about to disappear, to be replaced by the new CHUM. The Last Breath immerses us in an enclosed world where life, death, love and friendship coexist in close proximity. This film is above all a tale of courage and resilience, the story of its final occupants. Like a story-within-a-story filled with humanity, a series of events both large and small unfold within the walls of the hospital during its final two years. For afterwards, nothing will ever be the same.

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Annabel Loyola
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Annabel Loyola worked for nearly twenty years in the cinema and television industry in Paris and Montréal before deciding to turn her hand to directing and producing her own projects. During her early career in Paris she worked as production assistant for La Géode Imax/Omnimax theatre and she became acquisitions and co-productions manager for Pathé TV channels Voyage and Télé Monte-Carlo (TMC).

In Montréal, she worked as production assistant for the Cirque du Soleil, director of sales and acquisitions for La Fête/FRV Media International production and distribution group, and head of the 2007 Canadian Tour of Rendez-vous
du cinéma québécois. A graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal in screenwriting, she has produced, written, filmed and directed several
short films.

In 2010, her first feature documentary  A Mad Venture, In the Footsteps
of Jeanne Mance, earned her the Médaille de la Société historique de Montréal.

Researched, Written & Directed by : Annabel Loyola
Camera : Tomi Grgicevic and Annabel Loyola
Sound : Catherine Van Der Donckt, Marco Fania, Mélanie Gauthier
Editing : Emma Bertin and Annabel Loyola
Sound editing :
Mélanie Gauthier and Claude Langlois
Original music : Fabienne Lucet
Hotel-Dieu de Montréal





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