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THE 37th ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

Rouyn-Noranda, October 11, 2018– Now in its 37th year, the Abitibi-Témiscamingue International Film Festival is very proud of its film program, showcasing films from around the world. By including a Short Film section, an impressive array of short, medium and feature films will be presented during the 8 days of this great film festival.

A moving view of the world, striking works, sincere laughter, and precious moments: that’s what the Festival is all about. 17 feature films will be presented during the event to the joy of filmgoers including 48 medium and short films and 19 animated films from 19 countries: Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Lebanon, Qatar, Russia, Switzerland, and Ukraine. Among the films in competition, this 37th Festival is pleased to present 17 award-winning films and 32 premieres: 15 world, 3 North American, 5 Canadian and 9 from Quebec.

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MEDIUM AND FEATURE LENGTH FILMS

WORLD PREMIERES:

L’AMOUR
Marc Bisaillon (Canada)
Premiering, Saturday October 27, 8pm

À TOUS CEUX QUI NE ME LISENT PAS
Yan Giroux (Canada)
Sunday October 28, 6:30pm

TERRITOIRE ISHKUEU TERRITOIRE FEMME
Claude Hamel (Canada)
Tuesday October 30, 1pm

L’INITIATION (VERSION RESTAURÉE)
Denis Héroux (Canada)
Wednesday October 31, 1pm

 

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES:

MON KET
François Damiens (Belgium)
Sunday October 28, 6:30pm

UN HOMME PRESSÉ
Hervé Mimran (Finland)
Wednesday October 31, 6:30pm

 

QUEBEC PREMIERES:
DILILI À PARIS
Michel Ocelot (France)
Sunday October 28, 1pm

BINGO
Daniel Rezende (Brazil)
Tuesday October 30, 1pm

BITTER FLOWERS
Olivier Meys (Belgium)
Thursday November 1st, 1pm

EN LIBERTÉ !
Pierre Salvadori (France)
Closing night, Thursday November 1st, 6: 30pm

 

GREAT QUEBEC FILMS:

WOLFE
Francis Bordeleau (Canada)
Monday October 29, 1pm

HAPPY FACE
Alexandre Franchi (Canada),
Featuring the Val-d’or native Robin L’Houmeau

Monday October 29, 6:30pm

GENÈSE
Philippe Lesage (Canada)
Tuesday October 30, 6:30pm

DÉRIVE
David Uloth (Canada)
Wednesday October 31, 6:30pm

 

INTERNATIONAL MUST SEES:

WOMAN AT WAR
Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland/France/Ukraine)
Sunday October 28, 9am

CAPHARNAÜM
Nadine Labaki (Lebanon)
Monday October 29, 6:30pm

SOFIA
Meryem Benm’Barek
Tuesday October 30, 6:30pm

In collaboration with Cinémania

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SHORT FILMS

World Premieres of short films: CULTURAT, by Dominic Leclerc (Canada), MAL DE CŒUR, by Franie-Éléonore Bernier (Canada) and UN CHAT ASSIS, by Christian Beauchemin (Canada). Including World Premieres of 5 short films where the NFB worked with 5 regional Film Directors: MAMIE ET MIA, by Émillie Villeneuve, LA CHARGE MENTALE POUR LES NULS, by Jessy Poulin, LES ENFANTS DES NOMADES, by Évelyne Papatie, ORTEILS TALONS ORTEILS TALONS, by Gabrielle Cornellier and DÉLIA DE 9 À 5, by Délia Gunn.

North American Premiere, the short film: UNO, by Javier Marco (Spain) will be presented.

Canadian Premieres, TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, by Step Cheung (Hong Kong), FUGAZ, by Herminio Cardiel (Spain), LES ÉGARÉS, by Maria Castillejo Carmen, Maëlle Grand Bossi and Elisabeth Silveiro (France), RAYMONDE OU L’ÉVASION VERTICALE, by Sarah Van Den Boom (France) and EUSEBIO80, by Jesüs Martinez and Ivan Molina (Spain)

And, Quebec Premiere, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR (ZOOTHÉRAPIE), by David Fine and Alison Snowden (Canada), LE CHAT QUI PLEURE, by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol (France), GUAXUMA, by Nara Normande (France/Brazil) VEUILLEZ NE PAS TENTER D’OUVRIR LES PORTES, by Baptiste Martin-Bonnaire (France) and EL NINO QUE QUERIA VOLAR by Jorge Muriel (Spain).

Not to be missed: MON BOY, by Sarah Pellerin (Canada) in Block 5.

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Ciné-muffin

We’ve moved to the Petit Théâtre in Old Noranda

The traditional Ciné-Muffin Family Morning Matinée has moved this year to the Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda! Children will have the pleasure of watchinganimated films sitting on comfortable cushions while eating breakfast, while parents will be able to enjoy a coffee during the presentation! Come in pyjamas (or even Halloween costumes!) and discover the Peruvian culture through the magic of the film PACHAMAMA and meet with Abitibians born in Peru and sample food appetizers from this country.

More Films at Théâtre du cuivre

Dimanche 29 octobre à 9 H 00, les plus grand pourrons visionner le très grand film WOMAN AT WAR, du réalisateur Benedikt Erlingsson (Islande) prix SACD de la semaine de la critique du Festival de Cannes, une oeuvre qui restera longtemps dans la mémoire des festivaliers grâce à ses sublimes images de décors naturels islandais et au récit magnifiquement fignolé et interprété avec brio.

Sunday October 29 at 9am, older adolescents can watch the great film WOMAN AT WAR, from Film Director Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland) SACD Award Critics Week at the Cannes Festival, a film that will remain long in the memory of festival-goers thanks to its sublime images of natural Icelandic scenery and a beautifully told and performed story.

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Relève Desjardins

The Best Abitibi-Témiscamingue Student Films on the Bill

As part of the Relève Desjardins Section, the Festival provides a platform for students by screening a selection of four short films on Monday October 30 in the afternoon. From the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue: GROS TAS DE MARDE, by Dider Belzile, Vincent Fawaz, Alix Jeannin, Ambre Lapauw, Thomas Payet and Sébastien Trahan and RÉFLEXION, by Cyprien Jeancolas. From Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue : COMME DU VENT, by Charles Allen-Bédard, Lisandre Fleury and Brigitte Larouche and JE DÉTESTE MA VIE, by Shany Lanoix, Adam Moreau and Simon Roberge.

In keeping with its commitment, Desjardins will offer two $500 Relève Desjardins scholarships. A scholarship will be awarded to the Jury’s favorite film from the 2017-2018 Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue collection and a second scholarship will be awarded for 2017-2018 productions from students in New Media Creation at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

In addition, UQAT will highlight the work quality of college-level graduates by offering a $500 scholarship. The scholarship for the university-level winner will be increased by $500 from the Part-Time Instructors’ Union at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The value of the two Relève Desjardins scholarships will total $2,000.

The Desjardins Jury, composed of Rosalie Chartier-Lacombe, Yves Dumulon and Jessy Poulin, will determine the winners of both Relève Desjardins scholarships.

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Volet Numérique

117 North: Highway History

For the 5th year, the Festival has joined forces with the New Media Creation Department at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue to develop an innovative and eclectic digital project! Turning this time to the past, present and phantasmagorical history of Highway 117, the stereoscopic capsule project will take you on a tour from Montreal to Rouyn-Noranda that borders on fiction and archival documentary. Through the eyes of 2 characters, spectators will meet, visit places and learn more about the facts and myths surrounding this long highway. 117NORD: HISTOIRES DE GRAND CHEMIN will forever change the way you view the long distance that separates the metropolis from the region.

Professionals are supervising 31 undergraduate and graduate students in new media creation and capsule creation.

Please note that a different capsule will be screened each evening. 117North: Highway History, Blocks 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12.

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