François Péloquin

Director, Le bruit des arbres

François Péloquin is a French Canadian filmmaker whose first feature film Le bruit des arbres (The Sound of Trees – 2015) chronicles the summer of a teenager caught between the river and the forest, dreaming of a better life, away from the family sawmill and his native village of Gaspésie, Quebec.

It was by embarking on La Course autour du monde 97-98 as a videographer for Radio-Canada that François fell in love with a trade where he has and will continue to direct documentary series, music videos, commercials, visual designs for the stage and short films. Some of his past works include L’amour domestique, Les derniers jours de juin, and L’or du silence.

Anthropologist at heart, with a deep love for people and their ordinary ways, François Péloquin creates powerful images that reflect his obsession for truthful details.