Opening Movie

The 41st edition of the International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue will present the Quebec film Tu te souviendras de moi, Saturday October 29, 2022. This is a film directed by Eric Tessier, scripted by Eric Tessier and François Archambault (at dialogues) and produced by Christian Larouche. This dramatic comedy, starring Rémy Girard, Julie Le Breton, Karelle Tremblay and France Castel, is an adaptation of a play by François Archambault. A scenario that is both authentic and moving, which presents a duality between two generations.

Édouard (Rémy Girard), a retired history teacher, has to learn to live with a loss of memory that is slowly getting the better of him. It is then that he is placed under the wing of Bérénice (Karelle Tremblay), the daughter of his son-in-law, when no one else can take care of him. With her, he will share what remains of his memories, in the hope of being able to anchor himself in the present moment. A touching film, which waltzes between dialogue and flashbacks, in order to illustrate the fragility of human memory.


Closing Movie

Recipient of the Diamond Valois for best film at the 2022 Angoulême Festival and the Un certain regard Prize at the 2022 Cannes Festival, the French film Les Pires, by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret will have its Quebec premiere on November 3, 2022, at the Théâtre du cuivre in Rouyn-Noranda.

This film, which required long immersion work on the part of the directors as well as meeting with hundreds of children, features a film shoot in Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the north of France. During the casting, four teenagers, Lily, Ryan, Maylis, and Jessy are chosen to play in the film. Everyone is astonished in the neighbourhood: why did they only take “the worst”?

Having both worked in casting and coaching children for the cinema, Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret were inspired by their own experience in the field to create this film that skilfully navigates between reality and fiction. The directors explain their approach: “We believe the film starts with a raw, almost documentary feel, and then gradually opens up the field to fiction, as if it were going from life to film. We wanted the film, through its rhythm and movement, to gradually develop in emotion, scope, and transcend the framework of this story, we hope, to touch on the universal.”

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A Little Taste of the 41st Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue!

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2022 Poster

Put on your bowler hats, we’re finally unveiling the 41st edition of the Festival. This year, we are honouring the international artist and great Swiss film buff Nicolas Party.

This year’s poster is an adaptation of Face to Face, featuring two characters wearing bowler hats. We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with this extremely popular artist.

Having left graffiti art to study film, new media, and visual arts at a school in Basel (Switzerland), Nicolas Party is known for his phantasmagorical, bewitching, and colourful worlds. He is also honoured for sharing one of his works with a festival for the first time.

“Nicolas Party is an artist in great demand at the moment. He has had a meteoric rise as a pastel master internationally. We reached out to him, and we are very happy to have received a positive response from him.” ( Jacques Matte, President.)

Stéphanie Cloutier, graphic designer at LEBLEU Communication humaine, has once again adapted Nicolas Party’s work to design the 41st Festival poster.