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PRESENTS

IN SHORT No. 2

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Nov 
25

ALLEZ VOUS FAIRE FOUTRE

Julie Lassonde | 2020 | 10 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

This short film is based on a true story. It explores my experience of attempting to have a francophone Black man released from jail, a man who has been detained in Toronto for over six years for immigration reasons. The short film denounces the fact that Canada did not yet establish time limits for immigration detention, even when a person has never been found guilty of a crime in Canada.

DISTANCIATION  -  World Premiere

Nicole Blundell | 2020 | 3 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

One day I woke up and everything had changed... and that was way before the lockdown of march 2020.

GRAFFITI CORPOREL

Alexandre Forgues | 2019 | 7 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated | 18 and over

 

Short documentary on tattoos in an era where the means of communication are endless.

  • Cinéfranco (2019)

IMELDA 2 : LE NOTAIRE

Martin Villeneuve | 2020 | 13 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Québec) | Unrated 18 and over

 

Imelda, the amused and incorruptible old lady, is back! This second film takes place eleven years before the first one, in the Fall of 2001 in the village of Gentilly, where Martin Villeneuve and his older brother Denis grew up. Martin takes up once again the role of Imelda, his paternal grandmother, at age 90. Robert Lepage plays the notary, Imelda’s son. Inspired by real letters that Imelda used to pen to her son, the filmmaker re-imagines a conversation.

  • Quebec City Film Festival (2020)

IMELDA 3 : SIMONE

Martin Villeneuve | 2020 | 15 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Québec) | Unrated 18 and over

 

In this third opus, Martin Villeneuve reprises the role of Imelda, his 90-year-old paternal grandmother, opposite Ginette Reno who plays Simone, his maternal grandmother. The filmmaker envisions how the two old ladies, lifelong adversaries, might have made peace before the end. In addition to the comical, anecdotal aspect, we are given insight into these poignant characters who both reflect upon a rich life led.

KARIM HUSSAIN AND THE REVIVAL OF GENRE CINEMA IN CANADA

Joanne Belluco | 2020 | 8 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

Karim Hussain is Director of Photography. Inhabited from an early age by a devouring passion for genre cinema, his singular self-taught career and his collaborations with filmmakers like Brandon Cronenberg and Jay Baruchel make him the proud representative of the vitality of a hard-hitting and uncompromising Ontarian genre cinema.

LIVING WITH A MONSTER

Joffrey Saintrapt | 2017 | 4 min | Silent film | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

After losing his wife and son, John became a recluse alcoholic haunted by his past. One night, a Monster pays him a visit.

  • Best director and Best experimental madness: Horror-Rama International Film Festival (Toronto, 2018)

  • Rising Star Award: Canada International Film Festival (Vancouver, 2019)

  • Honorable mention: Yes! Let's Make A Movie Film Festival (Montreal, 2018)

  • Award of Commendation: Canada Shorts Film Festival (2017)

  • Bengaluru International Short Film Festival (India, 2018)

  • SS  Shiver International Film Festival  (Smiths Falls, 2018)

  • Regina International Film Festival (2018)

  • Forest City Film Festival (London, Ontario, 2018)

  • Alternative Film Festival (2017)

  • Pendance Film Festival (Toronto, 2017)

MADE IN MONTREAL

Joffrey Saintrapt | 2016 | 10 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

The French invade Montreal. They are everywhere, in the streets, in parties, they become your roommates. For Olivier who is Québécois, it's an invasion. So begins for him a journey through the issue of racism.

  • Best cinema of Canada: Canada Diversity Film Festival (Toronto, 2016)

  • Award of excellence: Canada Shorts Film Festival (2016)

  • Open World Toronto Film Festival (2016)

  • London International Filmmaker Film Festival (UK, 2018)

  • Canada World's International Film Festival (2017)

  • Yes! Let's Make a Movie Film Festival (Montreal, 2017)

  • Chacun son Court, La Cigogne Enragée (Strasbourg, France, 2017) 

  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival (Spain, 2017)

  • Digital Griffix Film Festival (Montreal, 2016)

MATIN ECCHYMOSE

Émilie Peltier| 2020 | 8 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (New Brunswick | Unrated 18 and over

 

Deaf people from Quebec City meet Acadian poet Monica Bolduc and, using the Quebec sign language, interpret some poems she wrote during her residency at the Maison de la littérature in early March 2020. The film is the result of this encounter, between read texts and their appropriation by Karl Normand, Élisabeth Rhéaume, Maritza Côté and Josée Villeneuve, with powerful visual, incorporated and poetic echoes.

NOUS, ENCORE ET ENCORE (US, AGAIN AND AGAIN)

Izabel Barsive | 2019 | 3 min | French (No English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

In the silence of a bare, underground space, resonate the heartfelt words of Daniel Groleau Landry's poem that he declaims in the voice of the resistance which echoes the struggles of Francophones living in a minority situation.

We are not the spectators of the film. Rather the characters are the ones who search our souls by pointing their insisting eyes at us.

"Them" is part of the "we" at the same time, present and future in our "we" universal Franco identity.

  • Cinéfranco (Toronto, 2019)

PRENDRE SON ENVOL (TAKING FLIGHT)

Quitterie Hervouet | 2019 | 9 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

From difficult beginnings to early successes, Taking Flight paints an intimate portrait of two Francophone immigrant women in Toronto. Behind their entrepreneurial status lie two free and passionate women who work hard to find their place in their adopted countries.

  • Franco-Canadian award: Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada (2019)

  • Oregon Documentary Film Festival (2019)

SUR LE BORD (ON THE EDGE)

Jean Marc Larivière | 1993 | 6 min | French (English subtitles) | Canada (Ontario) | Unrated 18 and over

 

Film adaptation of Sur le bord du lac Ramsey (On the Shores of Lake Ramsey), a poem by Robert Dickson, recipient of the 2002 General Governor’s Award for French.

  • Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois

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