The disappearance of our colleague Marc-André Lussier not only saddens the large family of The Pressshe leaves Quebec moviegoers to mourn.
His reviews were appreciated because they were intelligent, honest, and loaded with references accumulated over his long career. Inveterate enthusiast of the 7e art, collector always in search of a rare copy, Marc-André was a living encyclopedia to whom one could ask for a date, a name, a title… He always knew the answer.
A keen wit who knew how to wield irony, he had an elegance of heart that all his colleagues have witnessed over the years. His love for cinema and his great joy in communicating it have never weakened over time. He had just completed a real marathon: covering the Cannes Film Festival, during which he watched the 21 films in competition. And accurately predicts the three main prizes of the competition.
Marc-André Lussier’s curiosity extended well beyond the borders of cinema: passionate about American politics, which he liked to comment on with friends and colleagues, he was also a fan of musicals. A great lover of Paris and French culture, supporter of Quebec song (he himself had made it to the semi-finals of the Festival international de la chanson de Granby!), Marc-André has always demonstrated, throughout of his journey, of the humility of the great. His colleagues are losing a friend, Quebec culture, a landmark.