Du 31 October au 5 November 2015
Matinée familiale IGA | Cinéma Paramount
Birds of Passage
For Cathy, it is not always easy to be born on February 29th, especially when for her birthday, her father gives her an egg to hatch. But it is probably less difficult than to be suffering from myopathy as her best friend Margaux...
When Julián (Ricardo Darín) receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend Tomás (Javier Cámara), the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion, their first meeting in many years, will also be their last. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián has decided to forgo continued treatment and instead focus on putting his affairs in order: distributing his possessions, finalizing his funeral arrangements, and, most importantly, finding a home for his beloved dog, Truman. It's this final task that is causing him the greatest heartbreak.
Bloc 2 - Matinée familiale IGA | Théâtre du cuivre
Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It's delicious.
Belle et Sébastien 2, l'aventure continue
It's September 1945, the war is over. Sebastien is 10 and still lives with Belle and Caesar at the cottage. They are all waiting impatiently for the return of Angelina, but she does not come. She disappeared during a plane crash above the alpine forest. They are now the only ones to have hope of finding her. Caesar knows a man who could help them. Belle and Sebastian will face new dangers, through new tests and face a secret that could change their lives forever.
Bloc 3: IGA
Guida, a sweet lady who has been working as a courthouse archivist for 30 years, decided to change her mundane routine when she sees a newspaper ad about life drawing classes at a cultural center.
Ma crise cardiaque
At the crossroads of documentary and animation sits Sheldon Cohen’s latest film, the story of “a nice Jewish boy with Buddhist inclinations” who should have been the last person in the world to need open-heart surgery. Narrated by Cohen himself, this totally true but completey unbelievable tale traces the events that led up to the filmmaker’s recent heart attack and the difficult recovery that ensued. If there’s comedy to be found in a heart attack, Sheldon is the man to find it. It all started with a panicked phone call from a dog park, followed by a rollercoaster of a ride filled with wry humour and philosophical musings. While everybody is trying to save a dog undergoing cardiac arrest, Cohen suspects that he might be having a little heart attack of his own. And true to every stereotypical portrayal of married life, his wife is actually annoyed with him.
Two lonely strangers jump off a building to end their lives, but meet in mid air and discover that it is never too late to fall in love
La nuit autour
A young woman recalls an affair she recently had while her husband was away, traveling.
Western Quebec, Temiscaming. François keeps his head above water, thanks to his work as a scrap dealer. He meets up with Camille, a friend he hasn't seen for the last few years. Their unlikely encounter set in a winter wild west landscape will shake their convictions.
La crise du cinéaste québécois
In this fiction that is in part a tribute to Québec cinema, director Claude Ouimet has to face his girlfriend and the ghost of a famous director from Québec before giving a challenging interview in Paris.
Hôtel La Louisiane
Some fifteen years ago, while in Paris, Michel La Veaux found himself having by chance to spend a night at the Hôtel La Louisiane. At that moment, he had the distinct feeling of having "arrived" somewhere – in a place much more than a simple layover in any hotel. He had rarely felt such pleasure and comfort, in this place that had welcomed great names then and now.
Jean-Paul Sartre sought refuge there, fleeing his mother's cold apartment when the coal rations were too austere. It was there also that Simone de Beauvoir penned "Le Deuxième Sexe", her major work. Singer Juliette Gréco and jazz musician Miles Davis lived their love affair there. La Louisiane, however, is not solely a resting place for the ghosts of the past. It remains a favourite hangout for modern creators who are still very much alive, such as Olivier Py, Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Lepage.
Bloc 4: IGA
In Deep Waters
In their mother's womb, developing twins create strong bonds from the moment of their conception. But what happens when only one of them is brought to term? A feeling of profound mourning forever haunts the surviving twin.
Everything would be fine. Maurice had made up his mind. He had made a list: pick a date, announce his retirement, sell the car, see old friends, and empty the garage. Then, die with dignity.
Là où Atilla passe
Atilla, a young reclusive man of Turkish origins, is adopted at an early age by Quebecer couple Michel and Julie. He reconciles with his roots and his past thanks to his encounter with Asya, a foreign student in Quebec.
Loin des hommes
Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee together across the Atlas mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide to confront the unknown. Together they fight to gain their freedom.
Winter 1940. The Second World War sow devastation in Europe, but in Montreal, in Saint-Henri district, hope reborn. The war announces the end of the economic depression that plunged the area into poverty. Florentine Lacasse works at the "Quinze-cents" restaurant. Her salary contribute to sustains her too large family. Jean Levesque won Florentine, but her poor condition doesn't fit a young ambitious who finaly try to push her into the arms of a friend, Emmanuel Létourneau. On the background of the life of the Lacasse family, the film tells the passionate story of the love triangle.
Bloc 5: DESJARDINS
A trapper finds an unusual creature in the woods. His natural sense of hospitality tells him to bring the creature home and feed it, but can hospitality go too far?
Henry passes away on his deathbed. He expects to go to heaven. When Walburge the angel responsible for the post-mortem administrative procedure appears, she wants to send him for a 1000 years of purgatory first. Henry doesn't agree. Will he convince the angel to change her mind or will he be doomed for the next 1000 years?
Routine, solitude and depression are what the inhabitants of a block of flats have to face every day. They all bump into each other without really knowing each other. Further on, in a fancy neighborhood, a young film director is preparing a conceptual film. The film crew will then enter the block... And rush everyone 's destiny.
Le Moule de la société
Two adults with learning difficulties demonstrate their schooling.
A young man is invaded by its thoughts.
A girl try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies.
Vie et mort d'un objet usuel
The life of a common object, as seen through an uncommon perspective.
In 2025, a war begins between humans and robots. The robots are wiped out. Around 2045, the few surviving robots, rejected by humans, have to hide in order to survive. One of them does not understand that fact and is going to risk it all.
Le rang du lion
Alex, a young man in his twenties seeking a future, wants to lead a meaningful life. Disillusioned, he leaves school, his friends and his parents to follow beautiful Jade, his new love. He follows her to a remote countryside, to another way of life. To a place where community life, harmony mind and body and the search for one’s own truth are key. Are law.
Bloc 6: DESJARDINS
All the workers in a factory have been instructed to paint stripes on the boxes. The work is getting done in the usual mundane way, until one of the workers decides to paint the boxes differently.
You look like me
I passed you by, I only passed you by, on the street, in the subway, or rather I saw you, I only saw you, on television, in the newspapers, I read the story of your life, I saw photos of you, I saw you passing by, only passing by, but I could’nt forget your eyes, they said to me :“Little brother, little sister, you look like me.”
This woman needs help. A very short comedy about regret.
QUE LA NUIT SOIT DOUCE
8-year old Alice and her brother, the 5-year old Lucas accompany their parents to visit their beloved grandfather in the hospital where he is to be dying. All baffled, they observe the adults wearing each other down about a situation that seems so evident to the children. They decide to take matters into their own hands...
While a series of kidnappings of young boys is raging in Montreal, Felix, 10, finished school in Old Longueuil, an ordinary suburb of peaceful appearance. Imaginative and sensitive, Felix, like many children, is afraid of everything: the possible divorce of his parents, who seem to go through a crisis; maniacs who prey on little boys; shady neighbours, and even AIDS. Little by little, the childhood imaginary demons is mixed with the demons of a disturbing reality.
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.
Le tout nouveau testament
God exists. He lives in Brussels. He is rude to his wife and daughter. Much has been made of his son, but very little of her daughter. I am his daughter. My name is Ea and I am ten years old. For revenge I sent death dates of everyone by SMS...
Bloc 7: FONDERIE HORNE
Tigres à la queue leu leu
An extremely lazy boy is scolded by his mother who can no longer bear to watch him do nothing but eat and sleep all day long. He finally decides to get a job and reveals unexpected sources of imagination, creativity ans perseverance.
Once the first rush of love in a relationship has passed and the daily routine has set in, the point comes where you want to feel free again. Theo lives just such a dull routine in his allotment shed, his passion for his wife Barbara long gone. In secret, he imagines what it would be like to get away from this bleak, empty existence with Barbara.
Is a foray into the lives of four Quebecers "stars" who left their marks between 1960 to 1980, having helped shape the cultural and artistic heritage of Quebec.
Although they are no longer in the spotlight, these artists are still just as passionate about their work as before!
Being an artist... it's a life commitment!
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Bloc 8: FONDERIE HORNE
On a winter morning, a little girl goes out to collect some firewood. As she wanders away from her house, she comes across a bloody trail... so she follows it.
A drop of blood
If my daughter did not keep the honor of the family, this bullet gives the right to her husband to take her life, the first night of the wedding!
Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15 year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.
Freely based on the books by Fatima ELAYOUBI
«PRIÈRE À LA LUNE» and «ENFIN, JE PEUX MARCHER SEULE»
Victoria, a young Spanish woman, dances through the Berlin scene with abandon. She meets Sonne and a bunch of friends outside. They quickly get chatting. Sonne and Victoria take a fancy to each other and slip away from the group at the first opportunity. But their tender flirting is rudely interrupted by the others because, for these pals, the night is far from over.
Projection spéciale - Parents inc.
Unfortunately, a good proportion of the tens of thousands of young hockey players in Quebec is used to living the dream of their parents.
A documentary that will break several myths and tend to show that despite everything, the minor hockey industry is not always the unhealthy environment that some like to portray.
The High Sun shines a light on three love stories, set in three
consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred. It is a film about the fragility – and intensity – of forbidden love
Bloc 9: BELL MEDIA
The story of Percival Pilts
While playing on stilts, Percival Pilts declares that he'll «never again let his feet touch the ground!» He keeps his promise and builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society.
In the distance
It's calm and peaceful above the clouds. But there's a war in the distance and chaos is creeping closer every night.
Hédi is a taxi driver in Tunis. One evening he drives to the hospital a pregnant young woman who is going into labor. This brief encounter will bring a series of random, tragic and unexpected events, leading to a life-changing experience both of them.
In 1966 the Chilean government evacuated the population of Pedro de Valdivia, a little town in the middle of the Atacama desert, due to the pollution of a near saltpeter plant. Benito Paften decided to stay in town, alone, for 13 years, with the sole company of a portable radio. The extreme loneliness evoke feelings on the elder, imaging invisible worlds to escape from reality.
Martin et les Dragons
Martin and the Dragons follows the challenges Martin Dusseault, a social worker, faces with whom we could call our school system “lost causes”, with the program Bien dans mes Baskets, a preventive psychosocial development program that uses basketball as a tool for intervention.
Aerobics: A love story
A feel good love story taking place in the suburbs of Stockholm. Janne (Victor Von Schirach) is a depressed and obsessive wannabe TV show producer. He is not in touch with reality. Maria (Marina Nyström) lives with her sister Helen (Madeleine Martin) and her few-worded bodybuilder boyfriend Thomas (Niklas Holmgren). Maria is mentally disabled but has started net dating, using her sister’s picture on her profile.
It is the story of Janne and Maria, who meet through net dating and whose lives are instantly transformed...
Bloc 10: BELL MEDIA
Filmmaker and comic strip artist Claude Cloutier has made a striking satire on big oil, a musical where cars sing and dance while the planet falls into despair.
Mynarski Death Plummet
A completely hand-made historical micro-epic about the final minutes in the life of Winnipeg’s doomed Second World War hero, Andrew Mynarski (1916-1944). Combining wartime aviation melodrama with classical and avant-garde animation techniques (including stop-motion, silhouettes, bleaching, scratching, hand-painting and rubbing letratone patterns directly on the celluloid) Mynarski Death Plummet is a psychedelic photo-chemical war picture on the theme of self-sacrifice, immortality and jellyfish.
A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at an unexpected revelation.
Dad in mum
The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door. Two young sisters are asking questions...
Bruno, in his thirties and in desperate need of a purpose, ends up homeless after a breakup. Without despairing and under the watchful eye of his motherly big sister, this sawmill worker will find the drive to put his beloved blue suit back on and to rekindle an old flame.
Les êtres chers
This film follows the destinies of David and his daughter, Laurence. The story starts in 1978, in a Lower St-Lawrence village, where Guy's tragic shakes the Leblanc family. For many years, the cause of his death is hidden from certain family members, notably his son David, who, in time, goes on to start a family of his own with Marie, his wife. He raises his children, Laurence and Frédéric, with all his love, but he bears a persistent melancholia. "Les Êtres Chers" is a film about family love, secrets, transmission, and redemption.
Three windows and a hanging
In a traditional village in Kosova, a year after the war (2000) when people are rebuilding their lives, the female school teacher Lushe is driven by her inner conscience to give an interview to an international journalist, telling her that she and three other women from the village were raped by Serbian forces.
An insightful portrait of a Balkan village, of a patriarchal microcosm, and of its mayor who desperately wants to control the village life.
Margherita is a director shooting a film with the famous American actor, Barry Huggins, who is quite a headache on set. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together, despite her mother's illness and her daughter's adolescence.
Bloc 11: VILLE DE ROUYN_NORANDA
A man takes a photo of himself and prints it on the wall.
A zombie girl called Piao Piao lives in a forest. One day morning, Piaopiao goes out to collect mushrooms as usual. However, she falls in love with the boy called Xiaojie who is collecting flowers. To get along with the human boy who has completely different appearance from her, she decides to pursue the true love by transforming herself.
A black sun rises on Leman Lake. In a surrealist backlit scene, swimmers and birds witness the spectacle of the dawn, hypnotized by the music of a cellist.
Who to love?
Primo and Jeanne are playing tennis in the sun beside the sea, but Jeanne's mind is not on the game. In a small apartment under the rooftops of Paris, Jeanne and Jules make love... In Paris and on the Riviera, a seagull follows the love life of this young woman, her doubts and her solitude.
Elu Herman H. Rottiga
Herman H. Rott is a punk rat who lives alone in his messy apartment. One day, a small bourgeois cat sees drunk Herman returning from a bar, finds him charming and decides to move in.
A man is telling how his childhood insights guided him to achieve a life dream.
A mother and daughter start out from downtown Athens and head to the northern suburbs of the city. Nina thinks she's going on a walk.
Black Like Snow
An unregistered car appears at the Canada-US border in a regional park. Believing its owner to be in danger, Mathieu, the park warden, sets off to look for him. On his way, he meets a fleeing kidnapper.
On three October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sunk off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. More than 360 people drowned. Abraham, one of the survivors, walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks and vividly remembers the nightmarish experience. Meanwhile, chaos breaks loose at the harbour, whilst hundreds of coffins are being loaded onto a military ship.
Alice is determined not to spend her 61th birthday alone and depressed, so she decides to turn to an at-home party service. This is where Dany, a 16 year-old teenager, enters the scene, dispatched to Alice’s home, dressed up as giant rabbit. Dany Lapin is the improbable encounter between two individuals standing at a crossroad in their lives.
David Miller is so ill that he has decided to end it all. But despite his best efforts to choose the place, the date and the method, nothing works out as planned. All of those who said they would be at his side back out. David Miller has no choice but to rely on the help of complete strangers: Esperenza, from the euthanasia and assisted suicide association, and Tréplev, the young prostitute in the next room. At the end of this night which is meant to be his last, will Death be taking him?
Bloc 12: VILLE DE ROUYN-NORANDA
Amélia & Duarte
In this story we are guided through Amélia and Duarte's relationship. The two have fallen out of love and are trying to cope with the feelings that come after a relationship has ended.
La divine stratégie
DIVINE STRATEGY, is the story of Father Laurent, an unusual priest who is desperate to bring the faithful in his church. One day he decides to call in a famous advertising consultant to develop a great marketing strategy, which will save not only the Catholic Church but also ignite the vanity of the priest...
A team of film students and graduates mould a character to fit a variety of audio-visual formats - much to the man's dismay.
Laeticia Morgan is determined to fulfill her destiny and become a great actress no matter what the consequences.
David, 45, works long nights as a night guard in a retirement home. He dotes on his children, plies his wife with latest model gadgets and cars, and keeps the wheels of his life turning with painkillers and antidepressants. But when he catches her with a lover, his life spirals out of control, bringing him to the brink of insanity, gaunt and alone, but free, maybe, for the first time in his adult life.