According to the three pillars of the film Festival, Jacques Matte, Louis Dallaire and Guy Parent, moviegoers will experience the whole range of emotions. The films were selected with care.
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The Festival du cinéma international in Abitibi-Témiscamingue has unveiled its complete program on October 12 at the Cabaret of the last chance.
Moviegoers will be, once again, served well with the programming of the 36th edition of the film Festival. Thirty-six first will take place during the eight days of the Festival, including 11 world, 8 north american, 8 canadian and 9 in quebec. There are 25 countries that will be represented by the various works of film projected.
Throughout the Festival, people will travel, reflect, laugh and cry.
“We received 1243 films for pre-selection. Since April, we’ve all looked at it and I can assure you that we do not need a subscription to Netflix,” blagué Louis Dallaire.
“We have had to refuse some films of people we knew because of the quality of the films that has been submitted to us this year,” added Jacques Matte.
The hockey in honour
The 28th October will be devoted to the world of hockey. In the afternoon, the movie Referees of Danic Champoux, it was written by Mathias Brunet will be presented. In the past few years, Mathias Brunet has participated in the documentary Brawlers inc. and Parents inc..
The film will be preceded by the presentation of the making of the film Major Junior. All will be moderated by the director rouynorandien Martin Guerin. It will be surrounded by guests.
At the official opening which will take place in the evening, festival-goers will be able to view the first world of Major Junior Eric Tessier, filmed in part in Rouyn-Noranda. “We already know that there will be 18 people from the production who will be present at the first, made know Jacques Matte. It is a film that is attached to the region.”
Partick Loonie will be the guest speaker at the brunch-conference, October 29. The comedian, actor, director, animator, director and producer, will share their diverse experiences with all the verve for which he is known.
His wife, the singer Anik Jean, will also take part in the Festival with the “Ciné-concert” Lost Soul”. Anik Jean, surrounded by his musicians, will play the film’s soundtrack live during the screening of the film, as in the days of silent cinema. It will be possible to share with her and Jean-François Bergeron, its co-director, later.
Not to be missed
The short Space will be the 15th edition. Presented on 26 and 27 October at the Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda, eight short films in quebec will compete to win a $1,000 scholarship.
Space off will also be presented at the Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda. Ranging from 30 October to 1 November, there is a component out-of-competition and out-of-standard that could destabilize you. The head of this stream, Carol Courchesne, ran out of words to describe the works that will be presented.
The movie of Francis Leclerc recounts the life of his father Felix, barefoot in the dawn, will be presented on 30 October. “The work is a classic and it is a trip back in time and into the universe of the great poet that is Felix Leclerc,” said Jacques Matte.
Remember that the closing film, presented on 2 November, will be Hochelaga, the land of the souls of François Girard. The latter has confirmed his presence at the Fesetival. This movie is the finalist of Canada in the Oscar race.
The tickets and passports are on sale beginning October 13, from 12: 30 pm. To view the complete schedule, go to www.festivalcinema.ca.