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FNC reveals Focus sections with 17 features from Quebec and Canada

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17 FEATURES FROM QUEBEC AND CANADA – FOCUS 2012   The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the films for the Focus lineup (Quebec/Canada), including the opening film Mars et Avril by Martin Villeneuve to be screened on October 11 at the Cinéma Impérial. This year, the section highlighting the wide-ranging Quebec and Canadian film industry will feature 10 films in competition and six out of competition. Martin Villeneuve’s sci-fi-tinged fable Mar...

Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

Ecumenical prize in Berlin to Familiar Grounds, en terrains connus

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  PRIZE OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY - Forum section FAMILIAR GROUNDS (En terrains connus) a film by Stéphane Lafleur (Canada) "This film is structurally original in showing how "accidents" can alter human relationships.  It is innovative in drawing warm and human comic moments out of an alienated world where relationships are fragile. Its dialogue is sparse and well-controlled, and the soundtrack integrates very effectively with the film's visual imagery....

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

Louis Bélanger Returns To Montreal Spotlight

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  Celebrated Quebec writer/director Louis Bélanger makes a triumphant return to the Montreal World Film Festival, which opens this evening with the director's latest film ROUTE 132. The film is making its World Premiere in the Competition Section of the event. In this highly dramatic caper drama, two old friends and small-time crooks embark on a crime spree, but take an unexpected detour that could lead them down the road to redemption. The film, co-written by the director ...

French Canadian Film To Open Montreal World Film Festival

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  ROUTE 132, directed by Montreal filmmaker Louis Bélanger, will open the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival, and will inaugurate its official competition. The film is making its world premiere at the Festival, one of North America's largest, which runs from August 26 to October 6, 2010. Written by Bélanger and Alexis Martin, ROUTE 132 was produced and by Fabienne Larouche and Michel Trudeau for Aetios Productions and by Denise Robert and Daniel Louis for Cinémaginaire. The film...

Canadian Oscar Winner Opens Outdoor Film Series

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE, an award-winning French Canadian film, opened the outdoor screening series on the central Market Square in Wroclaw for the 9th edition of the Era New Horizons International Film Festival. The film is the touching tale of an Inuit man who is relocated to Quebec City in the 1950s to cure his tuberculosis, provoking a culture clash between the native sensibilities and the Anglo-Saxon world view....

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CANADIAN FRONT 2008 At Museum of Modern Art

  Wednesday, March 19------In a bitter twist of irony, Americans know far more about the film culture of Europe and Asia than they do about their neighbor to the north. Canadian cinema, which has flourished for decades, makes an occasional dent in the United States in an unfair balance of trade that sees American films flooding the Canadian market (as they do everywhere else in the world).  Well, for the past week, the Museum of Modern Art has attempted to redress this imbalance with thei...

Fantasia festival highlights

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Fantasia festival is ready to celebrate its 11th edition. From July 5th to July 23rd, the public will be able to discover a diversified programming originating from the four corners of the globe. Notably made possible by the addition of a third theatre of 400 seats (Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre), the festival will present this year an increased number of films, more than 120 feature films, 10 documentaries, 22 programs of short features (of which, ten devoted to the Quebec movies) totalli...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: a sneak peek on the program

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is providing a sneak peek at some of its programming, and is pleased to announce that Philippe Falardeau’s Congorama, Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Palme d’Or, Cannes 2006), and Pedro Almodovar’s Volver will all be shown as part of the 35th FNC. Congorama will open this milestone edition, which runs from October 18 to 28. Congorama, directed by Philippe Falardeau and produced by Luc Déry and Microscope, will be distributed in Quebec by Chri...

The Rendez Vous unveils its 24th edition

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From February 16 to 26, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois invites you to its 24th edition, the largest gathering of devotees of Quebec cinema, presented by the SAQ. This year, the Rendez-vous will show more than 190 films at the Cinémathèque québécoise, NFB theatre, Cinéma Beaubien and the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec. Raymond Bouchard, the event’s spokesman, accompanied by over 150 directors, actors and skilled professionals from our film industry, will gather for this 10-day eve...

Cinéma du Québec in Paris, film, docus and rencontres

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The 9th edition of Cinéma du Québec will be held in Paris from November 23rd until the 29th. The event is being presented by l’ARP (Civil Society of Authors – Directors – Producers), in collaboration with SODEC (Société de développement des entreprises culturelles of Québec) and the Délégation Générale du Québec in Paris. Québec cinema is now enjoying unprecedented success with the domestic box office. Québec films captured 15% of the domestic box office market in 2004 and ar...

C.R.A.Z.Y., by director Jean-Marc Vallée Atlantic audience choice

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MEDIA RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseOscar® Contender, C.R.A.Z.Y., Wins People’s Choice at the 25th Atlantic Film FestivalThe 25th Atlantic Film Festival presented C.R.A.Z.Y., by director Jean-Marc Vallée, with The Movie Network People’s Choice Award. The Movie Network People’s Choice Award was chosen by the audience and presented at the The Movie Network Closing Night Party on September 24.“This is the third time a French-language film has taken the coveted audience prize,” said Lia Ri...

New Montreal FilmFest professional meetings program

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The New Montreal FilmFest announces its first professional meetings with noted film personalities from the local and international scenes. Presented by Technicolor in collaboration with Astral Media, these meetings will discuss scripts, short films, film criticism, cultural diversity and encounters with filmmakers. The New Montreal FilmFest, presented by Toyota Canada in collaboration with Vidéotron, will show 175 films from 40 countries at its inaugural edition, September 18 to 25, 2005.Seven ...

Robin Spry to be Honoured Posthumously by The New Montreal FilmFest

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Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Robin Spry, who died in a car crash in March, will be honoured with a retrospective including five of his early films during the Festival’s inaugural edition, September 18-25, 2005.One of the most important documentary directors of the National Film Board in the late 1960s and early 70s, Spry went on to become a fiction director of considerable repute with such political and social dramas as Prologue (1969), One Man (1977), Drying Up the Streets (1978) and Suzanne ...

Artist Portraits: meet Paule Baillargeon and Pierre Houle

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The Fine Art of Doing Artist PortraitsScreening and discussion with filmmakers Paule Baillargeon and Pierre Houle8 pm, NFB Cinema1564, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, tel. (514) 496-6887Montreal, January 10, 2005—Docu-Mondays opens the new year with a look at how documentarians create portraits of artists. Guests at the January 17th screening and discussion will be filmmakers Pierre Houle and Paule Baillargeon, who will talk about the difficulties of trying to do justice to the work and personalit...

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