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The Montreal World Film Festival


The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL) is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world. rates this festival in the top 10

The 2017 Festival edition will run August 24 - September 4

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Montreal offered the world premiere of "Pure Life"


The Montreal World Film Festival (August 21st to September 1st), will be presenting the world premiere of "Pure Life", the first feature film by French director Jeremy Banster. 
Produced by Cantina Studio, the film tells the true story of explorer Raymond Maufrais on his last expedition to the Amazon Rainforest in French Guyana in 1949.

The movie, an intimate adventure filmed in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, represented somewhat of a challenge taken by the director as is his first film. Much like the plot of the movie, the making of the film itself is a bold endeavour, an experience dedicated to giving its viewers a taste of adventure and travel all while spreading the idea that there is nothing greater than going after your dreams!

"Pure Life" directed by Jeremy Banster

With Stany Coppet, Aurélien Recoing, Daniel Duval, Elli Medeiros and Alex Descas




2014, Colour, France, First Films World Competition 


Production Team

Director : Jérémy Banster

Screenwriter : Jérémy Banster, Stany Coppet

Cinematographer : Rudy Harbon

Editor : Fabien Montagner

Cast : Stany Coppet, Aurélien Recoing, Daniel Duval, Alex Descas, Barbara Cabrilla

Music : Nathaniel Méchaly

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Jérémy Banster, Olivier Compère, Fabien Montagner, Cantina Studio, 21 des Peupliers, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt (France),,,




A French explorer on a solitary expedition in the Amazon forest in 1949 leaves behind him a diary about his life and encounters but leaves the mystery of his own disappearance unsolved. 



French actor, writer and filmmaker Jérémy Banster studied at the Paris Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and won the ADAMI prize for young talent at the 1997 Cannes Festival. He has played extensively on stage and screen and made his directorial debut in 1998 with a short, Les Portes blanches. The following year he showed Règlement de contes at the Buenos Aires Festival. Other shorts followed: La Pute (2004), Septembre et moi (2007). In 2011, he founded Cantina Studio, in association with Olivier Compère and Fabien Montagner, and adapted the book by Raymond Maufrais, Aventures en Guyane into the current film, Banster's first feature. 


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The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL)is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world.
2015 Coverage  includes 120 articles and interviews with winning producers and directors. It was provided by Musivision Films, Laurie Gordon Musivision (video interview), Tom Llewellin, Ken Fernandez,  Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic and Bruno Chatelin


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