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Tally Abecassis


  • Unlikely Treasures Bande annonce

    • Documentaire
    • 52 min
    • anglais
    • 2010
    Ils collectionnent avec passion des objets complètement inusités ou dont personne ne se préoccupe: des épingles à linge, des chaussures plateforme ou des étiquettes de sachets de thé… Les collectionneurs… Main theme: Art et culture, Secondary theme(s): Femmes, Société.
    Prix : Prix Gémeaux Finaliste dans la catégorie Meilleur montage: affaires publiques, documentaire - émission 2011
    Distribution : Informaction Films Inc.
    Diffusion : Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2011
    Sidewalk FIlm Festival, 2011
    Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2011
    San Francisco DocFest, 2011
    First Person Festival, 2011
    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2012
  • Small Wonders Bande annonce

    • Documentaire
    • 52 min
    • anglais
    • 2009
    Small Wonders est un film intimiste sur les gens qui dirigent les petites entreprises de nos quartiers. En suivant trois petits commerçants pendant dix ans, le film parle aussi de… Main theme: Économie, Secondary theme(s): Femmes, Histoire, Urbanisation.
    Distribution : Informaction
    Diffusion : Hot Docs, RIDM, RVCQ
  • Lifelike Bande annonce

    • Documentaire
    • 52 min
    • anglais
    • 2005
    Plus vrai que nature explore cet art fascinant et de plus en plus accessible qui consiste à naturaliser des animaux pour les conserver « plus vivant que jamais ». Au-delà des clichés… Main theme: Société,
    Prix : Nomination, Best Science/Nature Documentary, Gemini Awards
    Nomination, Best Photography – Documentary, Gemini Awards
    Nomination, Best Editing – Documentary, Gemini Awards
    Finalist, Pierre and Yolande Perrault Prize (Best emerging documentary director), RVCQ

    Distribution : InformAction Films Inc.
    Diffusion : CBC Newsworld, ARTV, RIDM, HOT DOCS, South by SouthWest Film Festival, RVCQ
  • Warshaw on the Main Bande annonce

    • Documentaire
    • 52 min
    • anglais
    • 1998
    Warshaw sur la Main, premier documentaire de Tally Abecassis, c’est la rencontre, filmée sur une période d’un an, avec ceux et celles qui vivent et travaillent à Warshaw, supermarché-bazar-magasin général… Main theme: Histoire, Secondary theme(s): Art et culture, Société.
    Distribution : Informaction
    Diffusion : CBC Newsworld, CFCF 12 Montreal, Festival Images du nouveau monde


Tally Abecassis graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, in 1996 with a specialization in Communications Studies. Her first documentary, Warshaw on the Main, a slice-of-life documentary about a group of cashiers working at a landmark Montreal supermarket, played on television around the world and at numerous festivals. Her second documentary, Lifelike (2005), followed participants at a taxidermy competition as well as a woman getting her beloved dog freeze-dried. Lifelike played at Hot Docs, SXSW and the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, among others, and was aired by several international broadcasters. In Small Wonders (2009), Tally filmed 3 small mom-and-pop store-owners for a period of ten years. It premiered at Hot Docs and toured the festival circuit. Unlikely Treasures, her fourth documentary, was about collectors of unexpected objects and their seemingly irrational passion. It had its world premiere at the Full Frame Festival in May 2011.
In addition to her film work, Tally published Barbershops with photographer Claudine Sauvé, a book about those slowly-disappearing temples of manhood. She also is the co-curator and co-host of This Really Happened, a popular live storytelling event.
Currently, Tally is the host and producer of First Day Back, a documentary podcast series that chronicles peoples’ comebacks.

  • Documentary
  • Feature films

[email protected]


Documentary First Day Back podcast website
Informaction director page
Warshaw sur la Main movie page
Warshaw on the Main movie page
Plus vrai que nature movie page
Lifelike movie page
Small Wonders movie page
Les collectionneurs movie page
Unlikely Treasures movie page

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