My Father, the King

My Father, the King

How does a man suddenly abandon his family in favour of an isolated life in a monastery? What is the legacy of Léonard's father's sudden departure? Mon père, le roi captures the painful memories of the son and ex-wife of a man turned “king” of a religious cult. Together with the filmmaker, they take to the road to visit the man who abandoned them 45 years ago. For Léonard, it is also a return to the prison where he spent part of his childhood, after having been abducted by his father.

This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.

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  • participation
    Léonard Douziech
    Anne-Marie Douziech
    Marc Paquette
    George Paquette
    Monique Lavergne
    Sue Shepard
  • director
    Marie-France Guerrette
  • writer
    Marie-France Guerrette
  • researcher
    Marie-France Guerrette
  • script consultant
    Georgette Duchaine
  • sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • director of photography
    Philippe Lavalette
  • editing
    Jane MacRae
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • original music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon