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Denis Gagnon, fashion designer, is putting the final touches on his latest collection. Confined to his basement, now turned into his studio, he instinctively assembles materials (glitter, jersey, leather and silk). Later on, Denis returns to his hometown of Alma (Lake Saint-Jean) where he lived until his early twenties. During this visit home Gagnon discusses his concerns, inspirations and perceptions as a creator. Known as the enfant terrible of Québécois fashion, Gagnon becomes the subject of this cinematic tableau. Rather than solely focusing on chronicling a fashion icon, My name is Denis Gagnon is an intimate portrait of a complex character, of the man and artiste behind his enormous dark glasses. Gagnon reveals himself to the spectator in his own way. He knows he is being observed and takes part in the showing. 

Original or Alternative Title

  • Je m'appelle Denis Gagnon

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  • 2009

Screening Formats

  • HDCAM,
  • Digibeta,


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  • Les Films du 3 Mars logo