Animated sequences, documentary and fiction intermingle in constant interplay with reality in this film diary telling the story of a 40 years old student in Paris. A fanciful yet acurate view - blending irony, tenderness and gravity - of a mid-life assessment.
"Undertaken in the year 2000 as a “diary of doubt” and shot bit by bit until 2006, Following Catherine was initially a documentary, almost a family film: like a means of experiencing the world through the whims of a searching gaze (see Amalgames). One day, the editor (and filmmaker) Fernand Bélanger suggested squeezing reality to bring out the juice of fiction. I spent an extraordinary summer with him, in the countryside, editing the film. Sometimes, we ended our day on a wonderful cinematic problem. The next morning, he’d arrive with an unexpected solution, full of inventiveness. I had the impression that he never rested." - Jeanne Crépeau
Grugeau, Gérard. « La vie mode d'emploi », Revue 24 images, no 136, hiver 2007-2008.
Gendron, Nicolas. « Doux plaisir de la découverte », Cinébulles, vol 26, no 3, été 2008.