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The “Lie” of the English Teacher and His Students

The “Lie” of the English Teacher and His Students

Cinema at Mille Roches College

  • Posted on April 23, 2024 at 11:10 am

  • Updated on April 23, 2024 at 11:16

“Le lie” is a film entirely conceived and produced over two years by English teacher Patrick Olot, two of his colleagues and his students from the College Mille Roches in Saint-Andre. The film will premiere this Friday, April 26, 2024 at the Cinema Cristal in Saint-Benoit. The film deals with the theme of addiction, especially alcohol, and highlights the effects on the individual and those close to them (Photo:

“Le Mensonge” is the second film directed by Patrick Olot who is interested in cinema. He already dealt with video game addiction through the movie “Second Chance”.

The teacher started his second project two years ago. On a voluntary basis, he trained his students in using a camera and microphone, operating a film set and making a film. The first year was devoted mainly to script writing.

A film workshop was held during school hours during lunch break. Audrey Picot, who is also involved in the project, says, “We took stock of what else to do, how to work the script, and the shooting schedules.

The English teacher and her students were able to count on the support of the Interdisciplinary Movement to Combat Drugs and Addictive Behaviors (MILDECA) to finance the film.

-“Real investmentFor two years –

For shooting, an hour a day during breaks is not enough. So outside the college, in Saint-Andre, most of the scenes were shot.

“We had to take care of all the authorizations, so there was a lot of administrative paperwork. We filmed with minors, so we needed parental consent, we were filming in Saint-Andre, so we had to notify the city. It's a real investment” , explains Audrey Picot.

Some students acted out the scenes, while others were behind the camera, looking after the sound or managing the technique. Then they exchanged functions. “We want to point out that there are almost no cinematographers in our film,” Audrey Picot underlines.

Some of the reunion cast members from the series were involved in some scenes. But to find out the names, the film team is meeting the public on Friday, April 26, at the Cinema Crystal in Saint-Benoit, the evening of the preview.

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