Édition 2021

Du 30 October au 4 November 2021
20:00 - Site web La Fabrique Culturelle
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ROSELINE LIKE IN THE MOVIES

Roseline is a renowned actress with an impressive career. After a lifetime on camera, she gets ready to play the greatest role of her life. Fiction and reality blur together, surfacing a deeply buried secret, then: lights, camera, action!

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2022. Quebec sees an unprecedented influx of illegal migrants. Growing dissatisfied with their government’s mishandling of the crisis, citizens get organized. The illegal patrols his father leads with his right-wing militia are just more opportunities for Alex, six years old, to go play in the woods.

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In the intimacy of a confessional, a priest is unusually coerced into confessing to a mysterious woman. Their true nature will be revealed as the situation spirals out of control.

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À la suite de la mort de son père, un homme doit combattre les manifestations de ses démons internes au long d’une nuit tourmentée.

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In the foggy, twilight, arctic, dead of winter of Quebec City, Mitch’s life takes a turn after unwittingly stumbling upon the world of underground wrestling.

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20:00 - Site web La Fabrique Culturelle
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CITIZEN PATROL

After a supposed malicious act perpetrated on his daughter, a man decides to organize vigilance patrols in his neighbourhood, an initiative that degenerates quickly and opens the door to amalgam and to the primary racism of some fellow citizens... At the same time, Blaise, a young man born of immigrant parents, moves into his new apartment…

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Katie invites friends to help out with renovations in the basement, but her boyfriend Benjamin seems strangely determined to push back the work at all costs.

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Simon manages to take time off from his job to visit his girlfriend in Toronto. The only condition: giving a lift to JP, a deeply annoying employee. Their journey is in full swing until a cataclysmic revelation plunges them into a quest for revenge. All of that with a soundtrack of country music.

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A young music journalist goes into a deep woods cabin to interview the heavy-metal duo LANDGRAVES, who record an album for the first time since murder imprisonment.

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14:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Remise de doctorats Honoris causa de l'UQAT
Remise de doctorats Honoris causa

ENTRÉE GRATUITE, BILLETS OBLIGATOIRES

Madame Manon Barbeau et les trois cofondateurs du Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, messieurs Jacques Matte, Louis Dallaire et Guy Parent, recevront un doctorat honoris causa, décerné par l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, sous l’égide de l’Université du Québec.

Jacques Matte, Louis Dallaire et Guy Parent ainsi que Manon Barbeau seront ainsi honorés de la plus haute distinction universitaire. Pour les cofondateurs du Festival, cela souligne le travail considérable des trois acolytes depuis la création du Festival, qui a saupoudré de multiples retombées sur les milieux culturel, économique, touristique et social de la région. Pour Manon Barbeau, cette récompense démontre l’importance de sa contribution auprès des jeunes des Premières Nations du Québec, entre autres par la création de la Wapikoni mobile, qui permet à des jeunes Autochtones de se réapproprier leur culture et de l’exprimer par le médium du 7e art.

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17:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 1 - Soirée d'ouverture - 17 h
Imelda 3: Simone

Imelda finds Simone again, the other grandmother, after a life of rivalries, to make peace before the end. The two women confront their realities where no one is entirely right, nor totally wrong.

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Eastern Quebec, end of the 1940s. Vinland is the story of an outstanding professor, idolized by his students while angering his congregation. Frère Jean, a charismatic progressist, dreams of heightening his students' motivation and to avoid that Emile drops-out of school. He leads an archeological expedition to prove this theory about the Vikings ever landing on the coast of the St-Laurent.

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21:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 1 - Soirée d'ouverture - 21 h
Imelda 3: Simone

Imelda finds Simone again, the other grandmother, after a life of rivalries, to make peace before the end. The two women confront their realities where no one is entirely right, nor totally wrong.

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Eastern Quebec, end of the 1940s. Vinland is the story of an outstanding professor, idolized by his students while angering his congregation. Frère Jean, a charismatic progressist, dreams of heightening his students' motivation and to avoid that Emile drops-out of school. He leads an archeological expedition to prove this theory about the Vikings ever landing on the coast of the St-Laurent.

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 2
I, BARNABÉ

Confronted with doubt and feelings of emptiness, drunk with unhappiness and seeking to drown his sorrow, Barnabé experiences a curious metaphysical visitation; lightning strikes the spire of his church and a mysterious bird appears, forcing him to reconsider his life.

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Depressed by his humdrum, Pierre decides to exchange the sweat of the factory for air conditioning at the hotel. Locked-up with three roommates in a suite where windows only let a glimpse of light, he will experiment sterile idleness until of this suffocating greyness, is born an idea…

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In the late 90s, Joanna is a young aspiring writer who lands a day job as an assistant at J.D. Salinger’s literary agency in New York City. While her eccentric, old-fashioned boss Margaret assigns her to answer Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, Joanna struggles to find her voice.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 3
KIDS

An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?

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After having spread rumours about a local elder a man will be put to the test to be forgiven. Ka tatishtipatakanit (Ethereal) is a poetic lesson about respect.

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Second film of a brilliant trilogy, unfolds the first one by 11 years, taking place in the Fall of 2001. Martin Villeneuve resumes his role as Imelda, his 90-year-old grandmother, whereas Robert Lepage plays the notary, Imelda’s son. Inspired by real insult letters that Imelda used to pen to her son, the filmmaker re-invents a conversation.

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Pierrot returns to St-Hyacinthe, his hometown, to meet again with the people and to the places he loves, even when he lived far away. He comes to close the books and loop the loop. Serene, Pierrot isn’t scared of this early death coming his way. He asks for his childhood friend’s help, Jacques, to end his days the way he wants. This peculiar approach will lead the two friends to peaceful tranquillity.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 4 : Soirée LEBLEU
AND YET WE ARE NOT SUPERHEROES

When you’re a child, there’s this fragile moment where the boundary between fantasy and reality is shattered. This is the testimony of these children between two worlds, to whom the floor was given freely.

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There will be a war between two nations living on two sides of a mountain, in order to seize the sun.

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In an unknown and timeless place, war has occurred. A young soldier rapes a teenage girl in a house where all her people have been killed. After a while, she turns to a hard-hearted girl who tries to take their revenge on soldiers by killing the wounded and makes necklaces with their teeth, then sells them to the other soldiers.

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On a family trip to observe shooting stars, Chloé, a withdrawn teenager, discovers a dazzling attraction for her mother’s new boyfriend.

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Eve Vernet has been the most famous rose maker. Today, she is on the verge of bankruptcy, about to be bought out by a powerful competitor. Her loyal receptionist, Vera, might have the solution: hire three outcasts with absolutely no gardening skills. With nothing in common, the four protagonists come up with the craziest plan to save the little artisanal workshop.

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 5 : Matinée Desjardins
ONE RINK FOR TWO

Flamingos are rehearsing their figure skating number when the rink is invaded by a troop of elephant hockey players.

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Creating a leisurely, surrealist story in a world built solely out of paper elements, a house has been transformed into an image that teems with life. Oneiric, these images attempt at finding new means of expression in describing architecture.

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On the verge of life and death, casting aside her fears and complexes, an actress goes to audition for a famous director to get the role that she has dreamed of all her life.

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Returning to the pond of their childhood, two sisters abandon themselves to a game they used to play. In the heart of the forest and alongside the aquatic life of the pond, their reunion will lead to a disturbing confession.

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Simon must bring his baby back to his ex-wife who has threatened to withdraw custody if he’s late again. In the rush, he smashes the side-view mirror of a parked car. He decides to flee. As the baby drifts off to sleep in the morning traffic, Simon realizes he’s being followed.

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Lebanon, July 2006. War is raging between Hezbollah and Israel. During a 24 hour ceasefire, Marwan heads out in search of his father, who refused to depart his village, leaving his wife alone to plan their immigration to Canada. Marwan finds no trace of his father, but the ceasefire abruptly ends, forcing him to take shelter at his father's friend, Najib. Marwan finds himself trapped under a rain of bombs with Najib and a few friends. The tension rises inside and out of the house. The next three days see the situation spiral out of control.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 6 : Après-midi Desjardins
TEMPS MORT

Caught in a hold-up, a man loses himself in his troubled past, confronted with his own death.

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Three young friends talk without delusions about the climate catastrophe that awaits us.

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In the close future where natural disasters have happened, a significant part of the planet has dried-out. Flora is dead. Sand seeps everywhere. The only remains of human structures are imposing and destroyed. Sarah feels like she is the only one to be worried about the future of her world and she is thirsty…

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This is your neighbour’s story. One being in constant confrontation. In his world, the other is the enemy. Who really is your neighbour?

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Short dance film recounting a collective experience dancing workshop, led by Béatriz Mediavilla at the Portland dance film festival. Shot in October 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gabrielle and Yoan are 18 years old. Even though they both grew up in Temiscamingue, their aspirations are the opposite. While Yoan wants to flee the area to break away from his loneliness and explore his homosexuality, Gabrielle is torn at the thought of going away from home to carry on with her studies. Passage paints a poetic portrait of those two protagonists in the transition to adulthood, trying to blossom and trace their life path.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 7 : Soirée Desjardins
THE PERFUMER

As we leave our hometown to study, we inevitably neglect our family bonds. When we flashback to the past, we realize how the time we spent together with our families was so valuable.

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In 2002, on the banks of Magdalena Medio, José returned home at dawn to discover that paramilitary forces had killed his two sons, Dionisio and Rafael and threw their bodies into the river. To prevent their tormented souls from being stuck in this world, he begins a lonely journey to retrieve them and provide a proper burial. Aboard his canoe, José discovers the magic of a country torn into pieces.

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 8 : Matinée Fonderie Horne
400 MPH

On the Bonneville salt flats, the sound of roaring engines can be heard in the distance. At the wheel is Icarus, a chimpanzee hell-bent on transcending the limits of speed. Aboard iconic and increasingly powerful vehicles, Icarus will attempt to reach the ultimate speed of 400 miles per hour, thought to be impossible. Will he prevail or be consumed by his self-destructive quest?

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In a town full of chicken, the Sun needs to be awakened by the king of chicken, Robert. One day, Robert can no longer produce this effective crow. His work performance is bad, and his wife leaves him. How will Robert get his voice back and bring back the Sun?

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A misunderstanding between three young delinquents and a troubled man escalates to a point of no return.

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Maude is a 19-year-old woman who after 6 months of absence, returns to visit her grandparents in Anjou. During her visit to her childhood neighbourhood, she will find the opportunity to free herself from what has always been shamefull.

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Rose is convinced to be a mermaid but life decided otherwise. With Sébastien next to her, on the shore of Léman lake where she celebrates her 18th birthday, her dreams seem to become reality...

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On the day of his five-year sobriety cake day, Cameron wakes up badly. He is forced to compromise with the task of admitting his relapse from yesterday. He spends the day emotionally deteriorating as he contemplates the consequences of his honesty.

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Three men, one place and one event that will change the life of each one of them. A universal tale, kept in a realistic style, tells the story of a few hours in the life of a rural community. The film takes a look at the condition of a man in a borderline situation and raises questions about the essence of chance and destiny. A bloody story, oscillating on the edge of drama, thriller and disaster cinema.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 9 : Après-midi Fonderie Horne
THE ARTIFICIAL CONDITION

CAIN, artificial intelligence is on a task, carrying a mysterious object through a world ruled by giant earth-shattering machines.

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At his best friend's burial, Daniel decides to dig Paul out and bring him home for one last night...

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The pizza delivery guy and his wife, Feu Catharsis, share a passionate love story punctuated with music. In a profoundly wild ghetto where misfits and rivalries mingle, attempts to leave their past behind will run out when the delivery guy crashes into a mutant girl.

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Raôul Duguay is a famous poet and singer of the 70s. In Quebec, most people know his song “La Bittt à Tibi”, but very few of this generation know how important his multidisciplinary work has been to the evolution of the art in Quebec. This film, directed by one of his best friends, introduces all the aspects of this great artist, still very active for an 81 years old artist.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 10 : Soirée Fonderie Horne
AS LONG AS OUR HEARTS CAN BEAT

Two women on the run in the desert, a canyon as the only way out, and finally, death awaiting. An opportunity for them to live their last moment, intensely.

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Betel nut beauties are definitely one of the traditions in Taiwan. They impress most people by wearing fewer clothes so as to make more sales. Combining the cartoon of western superheroes and special tradition in Taiwan, the film tells a story about family relationships.

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Inspired by ‘The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters’, an etching by Francisco Goya, The Fall is a powerful short film that invites its audience to project their preoccupations and interpretations.

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A couple goes into a photo booth to take pictures they will join their wedding thank you cards. Once inside the booth, nothing goes as planned…

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A sheriff is having trouble crossing the road to get two executors to another post.

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In a quest for a better life, Max, Léo and their mother Lucia crossed the border from Mexico into the United States. While waiting for Lucia to return from work, the kids build an imaginary universe with their drawings and think about mom's promise about going to Disneyland, the land of dreams. Director Samuel Kishi Leopo inspires himself from his childhood souvenirs to tell a story about immigration with explosive preciseness.

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 11 : Matinée Bell Média
ATHLETICUS : SLED

It is the end of the day for the bobsleigh managers, time to party and stuff themselves with fish.

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Today is an important day for Zak, but nothing goes as he planned. When his car won’t start, he has no choice but to use public transportation. During his 8-minute bus ride, Zak comes to realize the true value of human interaction.

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To get over his Sunday boredom, a young Atikamekw spends time with friends, reminiscing about his dogs.

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In a school for young actors, in Shanghai, auditions take place. Who are they and why do they want to act? Through their aspirations, a role is created and a film is given.

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In a provincial house estate, three neighbours are facing problems with new technologies and social media. There is Marie, a victim of blackmail because of a sex tape, Bertrand, whose daughter is harassed in school, and Christine, a VTC driver depressed because her customers’ appreciations don’t lift. Together, they go to war against Internet giants. The fight is already lost, although...

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 12 : Après-midi Canal D
Nobody hear

This is an animated music video describing how a young man in the workplace feels doubtful of himself and anxious for the future.

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As human beings, we can't seem to be able to get over our differences. But, are we really all that different? We_sounds; we’re all but the same.

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In a stray-dog refuge in Agadir, Morocco, more than 750 animals find help and protection while awaiting adoption. Halima Ouardiri observes the rhythm of the animals’ lives, their suspended existence paralleling the far more tragic waiting endured by millions of human beings in search of a new home.

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Melanie Tardif is a horse lover. Started to work in the equestrian world in 2010, she quickly understands how humans often abuse animals. She paints a personal portrait of her reformed racehorse. A heartrending documentary about the sad reality of racehorses in Quebec.

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After a career as a construction worker in Northern Quebec, Irvin Blais leaves it all to dedicate himself to become a country singer. Always snubbed by the mainstream and the artistic intelligentsia, Irvin Blais is one of the five best francophone album sellers in the province of Québec. On YouTube, his fans posted tons of videos that have as many views as Marie-Mai or Eric Lapointe’s videos. All of that without any agent or record label, never being played on the radios or television.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 13 : Soirée Bell Média
BLACK LEAD

The car goes fast. The atmosphere is tense. There is no one outside. Taken by her father, the young Zheina seeks her mother who is still in the hospital taking care of the wounded. She discovers a city emptied of its population and whose buildings debris announce a significant danger.

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Chioki, a Japanese trumpet player, is on a cultural pilgrimage to discover New York City jazz. After being lost in Brooklyn, he experiences a night paced with unexpected and hectic encounters, changing him forever.

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In times of the infamous Argentinian Corralito in 2001, the financial crisis hits. After figuring out that their bank manager and a corrupt lawyer have stolen their money, a few neighbours from a little town trace a plan to recover the money they lost by acquiring abandoned silos. Nothing goes as planned.

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 14 : Matinée Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
SKYVISION

Viktor is smoking a cigarette on a building's rooftop. As his cigarette burns and goes off, he watches the city swarming below.

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An old man returns to the beach where he spent his childhood. The wind rises, a storm approaches and submerges him little by little into his memories.

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I was small, but I remember it very well. Mom and Dad suspected nothing, but I knew straight away. The thing in the cot was not my little brother. It was you! You already had that strange face and you stank... Right, Tadpole?

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Barbara is waiting at an airport, about to catch a flight. From the other side of the glass, her boyfriend calls her. For the first time, the couple speaks without touching each other. For the first time, Barbara can say everything she has always wanted to say.

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Away from prying eyes, a young unmarried couple retreats to the depth of a desolate run-down Egyptian seaside resort, to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.

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Ida is 17 years old when her mother accidentally dies, she is placed by social services to go live with her aunt. Since her mother didn’t speak with her sister, Ida discovers a fusional family, filled with affection. She also discovers that her cousins run a violent criminal organization, all led by their mother. As she tries to find her own place, love and violence become impossible to part. Little by little, she gains consciousness of what her mother tried to escape...

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 15 : Après-midi Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
THE GREAT MALAISE

A young woman describes herself in glowing terms, but the visual narrative tells a different story: with heart-rending power it illustrates the heavy burden of anxiety carried by this worried overachiever.

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A man falls asleep on the train on the way home. When he wakes up, every other passenger has disappeared. The man decides to search the train seeking answers.

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Sara is in bed with her lover when her husband calls. When he asks her to get something in his sock drawer, she has to run home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.

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Nahal breaks her arm in a fight at school. Later, a man claims to the school principal that Nahal has hit someone while riding a motorcycle and fled the scene. Nahal refuses to take the blame and she asserts that the surveillance tapes prove what really happened.

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On her birthday, a single mom tries to bring light to the lives of her two young children by inventing a game where they conquer the hidden corners of their village.

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The chronicles of a couple having an affair, in Troubtchevsk, in contemporary Russian country.

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18:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 16 : Soirée de clôture Ville de Rouyn-Noranda - 18 h
THE WALK

Women of all ages emerge from the shadows and together, walk toward a lighting source. Guided by their instincts, they will face and transcend their own limits.

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"Living with cancer inside is an uphill battle." Rachelle filmed the first images of her film just a few days after hearing the diagnosis of breast cancer. She opens the door to her secret garden and talks without censorship and restrains about the hardships and trials she has to fight to overcome the illness. At first, she speaks on her emotions, shares and explains the results of the spate of necessary tests. There are days when she gets discouraged and breaks down in tears, and days when she reclaims her spirit laughs and regains hope. Rachelle is the leading actress of her own path of healing.

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21:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 16 : Soirée de clôture Ville de Rouyn-Noranda - 21 h
THE WALK

Women of all ages emerge from the shadows and together, walk toward a lighting source. Guided by their instincts, they will face and transcend their own limits.

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"Living with cancer inside is an uphill battle." Rachelle filmed the first images of her film just a few days after hearing the diagnosis of breast cancer. She opens the door to her secret garden and talks without censorship and restrains about the hardships and trials she has to fight to overcome the illness. At first, she speaks on her emotions, shares and explains the results of the spate of necessary tests. There are days when she gets discouraged and breaks down in tears, and days when she reclaims her spirit laughs and regains hope. Rachelle is the leading actress of her own path of healing.

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19:00 - Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
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Operation Carcajou

A police search disturbs the peace and quiet of a suburban family and arouses suspicions in Nicolas about his father Sylvain, a secret man with suspicious activities.

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Completing the trilogy of wickedly dark comedy shorts that began with Spider and Bear, Nash Edgerton finds a perfect match in Rose Byrne as Sofie, a woman who loves pranks just as much as Jack, Edgerton’s onscreen alter ego. Alas, the couple’s quest to outdo each other may lead to the most outrageous calamity of all.

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March 2020. After China, the whole planet locks itself in. Our world, which we call “real,” is drained of what used to be its substance, and forms of digital life multiply, like these couples whose avatars share a common life in a virtual universe.
But what if the crisis we are actually experiencing is not a pandemic, but an accelerated derealization of our lives?

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Beyond the cultivated lands and fallow fields of the Quebec countryside, the barns stand in the acres of roads, the guardians of secrets and stories that haunt them. Both an aesthetic essay and a documentary, this film catalogs the eerie landscapes of the Eastern Townships, a crossroads where legends, paranormal experiences and miscellaneous events intersect.

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Kenza, 15, and her little brother Madhi, 13, regularly humiliate one another on social media. On the bus, Kenza puts her naive and romantic little brother to the test: to profess his love for Jada, the girl that Madhi loves, even though she does not know him.

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Three best friends, sworn virgins, get into a fight with local boys. When things get rough, they are saved by a girl in transition.

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Montreal, Quebec. An apartment building. Three rough childhoods collide. Mélissa, Eddy and Karine live in the same building and from a young age, they have to deal with an environment that crushes grown-ups. The hooker's corner, the violent neighbourhood, parents' debauchery parties, bad company, stealing to survive: for them, all this is quite normal, it's their life. Are their parents to blame? Or do they love the best they can? Are we all condemned to repeat what we have experienced?

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Antoine and his former” big brother” reunite after the latter, now a father, moved to Russia several years ago. They roam the city to make up for lost time, but quickly realize that their relationship is no longer the same.

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A young woman with a knee injury is anxious to return to work as a waitress and an actress.

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Maurice Sanders has a gift. He is a nipple whisperer, and he was once known as "Magic Sandy." But that was years ago. At that moment, Doris, a famous model, was Sanders' muse. However, she got sick. Now, after more than ten years since she last saw Maurice, Doris wants to meet with him again.

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19:00 - Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
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Like the Ones I Used to Know

December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m.; Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his car, is anxious at the idea of setting foot in his ex-in-law's house to pick up his children. Les grandes claques, an early coming-of-age movie that is as dark and grating as it is poetic, brings fathers and daughters together.

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Nearly seventeen years old, Laetitia navigates between her attachment disorder and her blatant need for love. In a world where image control is absolute, LOVE ME tells the story of the quest for the love with a capital L, through the various forms of self-representation.

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For Christmas, three garbage collectors, Elie, Nino and Belz, are surprised to be invited to dinner at the home of the Prime Minister and the First Lady. They arrive, enthusiastic and candid, without suspecting that, on the menu, is a painful series of manipulations and deceptions. Au plaisir les ordures is a dramatic comedy with the feel of a revolutionary tale, which seeks to expose the interaction between the well-veiled despise of the political class and a sudden awareness of its people.

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When Gérard discovers a dead raccoon in his backyard, the old man finds himself strangely upset and confronted with his own disappearance. Obsessed with the dead animal, Jocelyne feels her man's despair growing, a feeling that curiously resonates within her. After a night of reflection, they decide to bury the raccoon on the land of their former home in Joutel, a mining ghost town that has been closed since 1998. Once on the site, which now looks more like a ruin than a boreal forest, Jocelyne is deeply nostalgic. It is there, during a morbid picnic to bury the animal, that they will meet a mystical being who will guide them to make peace with their inner demons.

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During the pandemic, a grocery delivery man is busier than ever. He receives orders, fills shopping carts, and delivers packages. Receive, fill, deliver from dawn to dusk, day in and day out. He navigates strange streets and knocks on unfamiliar doors. As he grows tired, a feeling of loneliness washes over him and he begins to feel defeated—until he suddenly finds a thermal gun pressed to his forehead.

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Fred is unable to finish is thesis on Nietszsche. Out of money, he gets a job as the night-shift janitor in a 24h grocery store. Full of strange customers and even stranger staff, the grocery store eventually helps Fred find what his real place might actually be.

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Lost between the trail, the forest and the factory, northern Québec’s youth wander as they ask themselves what the future will bring.

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In post-war Kosovo, driven by the ambition of keeping their beloved sport alive, two local players wander from one obscure location to another carrying with them the only possession of the club: their tables.

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Head Gamekeeper Abel discovers the Thing that is eating his Grouse and brings the horror back home to his already crumbling relationship with his wife.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
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UNDERGROUND

Maxime, a Val-d’Or native in his early twenties, works in an underground mine near his hometown. He’s on a 14-day on 14-day off schedule. He shares his life between his girlfriend with whom he’s patiently trying to father a child and his childhood friend Julien, now disabled following a car accident caused by Maxime a year earlier. Since then, guilt eats him up slowly as he intends to redeem himself, only to find Mario, Julien’s father, on his path, slowing the process down. The father, who works at the mine with him, still holds a grudge for his role in the accident. One night, there is an explosion underground. Maxime heads underground that night with the firm intention of bringing all his colleagues back alive. Through the daily life of these mine workers, Souterrain puts forward the contrast between the harshness of the setting of underground mines and the great human beings who work there.

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17:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 1 - Soirée d'ouverture protocolaire - 17h
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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11-year-old Antonin drags his mother to the nursing home, determined to meet his grandfather for the first time. Unable to convince his grandpa’s estranged daughter to join him, Antonin goes in alone. In a room festooned with nautical paraphernalia, he finds gruff and solitary Gilles, who ends up taking him on an unexpected journey. Emboldened by his new friendship, Antonin decides to orchestrate a father-daughter reconciliation.

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When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?

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21:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 1 - Soirée d'ouverture - 21h
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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11-year-old Antonin drags his mother to the nursing home, determined to meet his grandfather for the first time. Unable to convince his grandpa’s estranged daughter to join him, Antonin goes in alone. In a room festooned with nautical paraphernalia, he finds gruff and solitary Gilles, who ends up taking him on an unexpected journey. Emboldened by his new friendship, Antonin decides to orchestrate a father-daughter reconciliation.

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When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 2
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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ITCHY is a simple-minded but charismatic camel whose itchy hump is a constant distraction. As he absent-mindedly wanders through the desert, Itchy comes across a basketball... and discovers he has a particular affinity for hoops!

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Hiding death doesn’t make it disappear. A young girl suffers from the adults’ silences and feels dispossessed of her right to mourn.
Once adult, she describes the tender gestures that bind her to the dead.

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In a dystopian future, a trio of musicians discover a degraded vinyl record and attempt to reimagine one of its songs.

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After winning her first international title, an 11-year-old gymnast experiences both new pressures and a new degree of self-awareness. The more recognition she gets, the more she realizes that the game has only just begun.

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Eve Vernet has been the most famous rose maker. Today, she is on the verge of bankruptcy, about to be bought out by a powerful competitor. Her loyal receptionist, Vera, might have the solution: hire three outcasts with absolutely no gardening skills. With nothing in common, the four protagonists come up with the craziest plan to save the little artisanal workshop.

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11:00 - Centre de congrès de Rouyn-Noranda
Brunch-Conférence
BRUNCH-CONFÉRENCE

Presented in collaboration with Radio-Canada

Sunday, October 31 - 11 a.m.
Centre de congrès de Rouyn-Noranda
41, 6e Rue, Rouyn-Noranda
$ 30 (including brunch)

To mark its 40th anniversary, the Festival wishes to pay tribute to its journalist friends who supported it in its early years. In the form of a round table, Francine Grimaldi, Franco Nuovo, Pierre Therrien, Jean-Pierre Tadros, Marc-André Lussier, François Lévesque, René-Homier Roy, Michel Coulombe will recall memories and tell anecdotes on the Festival. The event, hosted by Martin Guérin, promises to be filled with laughter and revelations!

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 3
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Louise works as a human resources advisor. She operates in a tense work environment in which power dynamics take many forms. Trying to manage a conflict between the interests of the company and those of the employees, Louise will be confronted with various means of pressure oscillating between contempt and violence. Her choice will have serious repercussions.

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Mathieu is a brilliant neurosurgeon whose professional and personal life are plummeting. Facing divorce, losing his job, and having a problem with substance abuse, his midlife crisis is causing quite a stir. On top of that, the sudden death of his father forces him to return home to Anishinabe territory, a place he has tried to avoid since childhood.
Despite this, Mathieu agrees to go and lay his father's ashes to rest in the heart of their ancestral territory and at the same time wishes to reconnect with his origins. The ride away from the city seems like a nice break until he realizes that he is now the prey of an evil creature known as the Wendigo. Mathieu's trip quickly turns into an unimaginable nightmare that will change him forever. Whether we like it or not, our sins always catch up with us.

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During their teenage years, a few unlucky teens are struck by cancer. This is a period of great anguish and loneliness. However, as they emerge from their treatments, an opportunity arises that seemed unattainable until then: they can participate in expeditions in the company of other young cancer patients.
By following them in their daily lives and in these adventures in nature, André Robitaille shares the experiences of these young people who are trying to break out of their solitude and regain hope in the future that they had before the disease hit them head-on.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 4 : Soirée LeBleu
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Montreal, a multigenerational house loaded with books, paintings, and knick-knacks, so many memories revived on the evening of one last Christmas Eve. Luc, a retired pediatrician and teacher in his eighties, lives with his son François, a pediatrician like his father, and François' wife Esther. The old man has now decided to end his life as he is suffering and physically diminished. In a corrosive and sensitive verbal joust, he asks his son to end his days in privacy. The son then takes him on an existential and circus-like journey through the streets of Montreal where the father is supposed to go to his final destination, a hospital where he will be confronted with his ultimate wish: the choice between the finality of medical assistance to die or a return to square one, the small pleasures of what remains of his life, alive.

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Mathieu is a young and talented black box analyst on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand-new aircraft. Yet, when the case is closed by authorities, Mathieu cannot help but sense there is something wrong with the evidence. As he listens to the tracks again, he starts detecting some seriously disturbing details. Could the tape have been modified? Going against his boss’ orders, Mathieu begins his own rogue investigation – an obsessional and dangerous quest for truth that will quickly threaten far more than his career...

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 5 : Matinée Desjardins
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Bad Seeds takes us to a bizarre world populated by carnivorous plants that can change shapes the way a chameleon changes colour. The director deftly connects growth with rivalry and evolution with competition, crafting an increasingly shocking duel peppered with allusions to the western, the Cold War, board games, and much more.

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During their office break, Rich and his colleagues joke about a new female colleague by commenting on some of her photos with macho allusions and jokes. A pink smoke bomb launched by some feminist protesters enters the office window and hits Rich, who is then catapulted into a deep and hellish dream.

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In a small town in Southern Italy, now inhabited only by elderly citizens, a visionary Mayor has an idea to defeat depopulation: a video to promote his town as a tourist destination, following the Greek example.

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Boushra, one of the Syrian potato-picking girls in Lebanon, returns from a long day of work in the field only to learn that today her childhood will come to an end.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Terry and his team of forensic doctors are working on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight. Pressed by the proximity of the fighting in progress, they must quickly identify the corpses of their compatriots. Between the Russian soldiers who supervise the operation and Terry’s team, the tension is palpable: they do not agree on the identity of one of the bodies. Against a backdrop of cultural shock and homophobia, a violent and unexpected discussion will lead everyone to confront the harsh reality.

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After being arrested in the Dominican Republic, an Afro-American woman escapes and is sheltered by 3 minors, in a dangerous district of Santo Domingo. By becoming their protégée and maternal figure, she will see her destiny change inexorably.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 6 : Après-midi Desjardins
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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A deserted street in the city. A train crashes into a man's apartment. Girls rush out of the train and shamelessly destroy everything on their paths. The man will never be the same.

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En 8 temps is a love story between me and dancing. I walk around the city with my headphones on. I imagine myself dancing to the rhythm, inspired by my territory, my city. With a touch of nostalgia, I let myself be guided by the music.

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Documentary on the life the regional artist Marthe Julien and her future in the artistic field.

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A suspenseful animated short film starring Augustine, a young girl, living in a magical Victorian world. One evening, when her parents are away, she finds herself alone in the family home. This evening will change her life forever...

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A young letter carrier falls in love during his daily rounds. His day will not be easy.

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As winter approaches, an exclusive Golf Club hires a multinational biotech whose “revolutionary” fertilizer melts the snow, contaminating the water and the residents of Peacock Island, transformed into mutants.
André (15) watches as the infection spreads, leaving him orphaned and in charge of his baby sister Annie. He meets Dan, a wannabe survivalist who has taken refuge in a high-end grocery store with his daughter, not so lucky Patricia. They embark on an adventure that takes them to the source of the contamination. In a race against the clock, they fight peacocks and mad scientists and finally the army itself…

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 7 : Soirée Desjardins
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Screen addiction. Species at risk. Whatever!
A dead tree goes viral, attracting wildlife, a nature lover, and a crowd of online followers.
Animated entirely outside, “WhateverTree” examines our connection to nature in the age of social media, screens, and selfies.

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Colombia, 1980s. Doctor Hector Abad Gomez fights to bring the Medellin residents out of poverty. Despite the threats against him, he refuses to be kept silent. The destiny of this committed doctor and devoted family man is revealed through the gentle and admiring eyes of his son.

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 8 : Matinée Fonderie Horne
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Deep into her dreams, Ava wanders through the mysterious walls of her childhood dollhouse.

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We follow Otilia's journey through her passion for dance, at various times in her life. The film depicts the life of a large part of the population that gives up its dreams for work.

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On board shared vehicles, destinies converge. On the way to a shopping mall, a festival, a wedding, or simply for a driving session, drivers and passengers test and reinvent their bonds of love, friendship, and family...

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Nikos lives in the attic of the family’s tailor shop. When the bank threatens to repossess the shop and his father falls ill, Nikos acts quickly: with a wondrously strange tailor shop on wheels, he reinvents himself while bringing style and confidence to the women of Athens.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 9 : Après-midi Fonderie Horne
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Once again, Little Red Riding Hood has to bring a cake, a jar of jam and butter to her grandmother. But this time, the wolf is not there to meet her.

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Loggers are happily humming while they cut down trees to be used as decor for a fashion show in a deafening noise of chainsaws. A contemporary cartoon satire, in the form of a burlesque action musical tragicomedy, leads us into a delirious whirlwind of chain reactions as chaotic as they are grotesque.

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A referee struggles to maintain control over a 2nd grade basketball game.

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Based on one of the directors’ own experiences, this film is a somewhat ironic tribute to the famous hidden camera TV programme Taxicab Confessions and to New York City.

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During a summer tour with their family, the two halves of Saratoga follow along the river and put their mind towards finding poetry in everything and nothing, as long as they can stop and look for it. A well-deserved respite in beauty.

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Dongzi, a small-town youth, becomes debt-collector, Xi Jun’s henchman, in an attempt to pay off his sick father’s hospital bills. A cold and estranged parent-child relationship, an unsettling life on the streets, and an ambiguous relationship with a young woman; in Dongzi’s shoes, this is what it is like to be twenty-one.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 10 : Soirée Fonderie Horne
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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From his shabby apartment in Montreal’s Centre-Sud borough, a writer finds inspiration in observing his neighbour Piton, who navigates poverty with some incredible ingenuity. Through this wildly funny pseudo-scientific allegory, graphic novelist turned filmmaker Richard Suicide draws us into the surreal, chaotic world of his book Chroniques du Centre-Sud, delivering a powerful portrait of a neighbourhood in the midst of a full-blown transformation. Produced by the NFB, this film is part of the Comic Strip Chronicles collection.

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Achille is a dairy farmer whose son, Félix, comes to visit his father for a weekend. During this time, this young father, exhausted by his work and slowly giving up on his passion, will be confronted with his son, passionate about the work and the life on the farm.

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For as long as 8-year-old Jimmy can remember, his overprotective mother has kept him safe inside their barricaded home, away from the monsters roaming outside. But Jimmy gets increasingly inquisitive, desperate to see what's out there — despite the danger.

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Resonance is an intimate portrait of a young woman who is diagnosed with a chronic and incurable disease that disrupts her existence and addresses the initial shock and her quest to find a new balance.

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Lyon, 1960s. Emile is twelve years old. His father is a hero. He says he is a judo champ, a parachutist, a soccer player and even a personal advisor to General de Gaulle. Now he wants to save French Algeria! Fascinated and proud, Emile willingly follows his father in missions of utmost danger: tailing, spying, delivering top-secret letters. Emile carries out his orders in all seriousness. He even recruits Luca, a new classmate, into his secret combat. But what if the father’s exploits were all phony, and far too dangerous for children?

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 11 : Matinée Bell
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.

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Whatever the risks, Polina has travelled across Europe to get her daughter back. Arriving in Belgium, gun in hand, she discovers a peaceful family scene, a loving father, and a well-behaved child. Destabilized, can Polina still trust her intuition?

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In a secluded cabin surrounded by untrodden snow, a man delves into his childhood memories with his father. Nothing can disrupt this moment of introspection, not even the most dangerous threat.

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Massoud, a young and open-minded student works as a tourist guide in his spare time. He is passionate about culture and art. He is the only son of Barkaye, a respected and tolerant Imam of a small village community in the Sahel region.
His life will be turned upside down by the daily injustices he sees in his native region. Little by little, Massoud gets radicalized and his discourse changes. Massoud ends up joining a terrorist movement.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 12 : Après-midi Bell
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Followed by his faithful cameraman, a shady reporter takes off on a journey to document a presumed exctinct species.

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Cinematic reflection of the vision that the director had at a young age of the woman she would become.

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A Hong Kong hitman retires as a fisherman on peaceful Grass Island. One day, his Chinese apprentice shows up, tasked to kill him before the last ferry departs.

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In the near future, when getting an abortion has once again become a criminal offense, Kara is confronted by a grim and brutal reality. Even though obvious dangers are at play, she seeks out the services of an illegal mobile abortion clinic. Once inside the meanders of this morbid clinic, she is confronted with the repercussions of her painful decision.

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Olka, a seventeen-year-old girl from a small city, sets off to a foreign country on her own. It will turn out to be the trip of her lifetime, a trip into the unknown, on which she will try to reconnect with her estranged father. In Ireland, she will come to know a different world and meet people who will change her approach to life.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 13 : Soirée Bell
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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While his wife believes he is at a corporate seminar in Paris, Jean-Luc is sitting in a boat moving in the bayou somewhere in Louisiana. He has an appointment with the voodoo wizard Richardson. This wizard is known for solving all problems.

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After a year away from home, Chantale, who now lives and studies in Paris, returns to Quebec City, to spend the Holidays with her mother and sister. Against all odds, her father, with whom she has a contentious relationship, has offered to pick her up at the airport and drive her there. Hesitant about seeing him again, she accepts his offer, nonetheless.

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Tom is a young trader at a London bank, but his recent results have put him on the hot seat. When the first plane hit the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11th, 2001, Tom is convinced it is a terrorist attack, not an accident. He then jumps into the biggest trade of his life...

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Etienne is a very respected college professor who thrives on teaching philosophy. One day, Nacira, a bright young Muslim student challenges Etienne’s beliefs to the point of turning his world upside down.

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09:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 14 : Matinée Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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Renaud is 85 years old and lives in Paris with his trusty wheelchair-caregiver. He is a loner, creature of habit, peacefully blocked for years on the top floor of a Montmartre building. But what if a new woman, moving into the apartment across the street, suddenly messes up his routine? What if both start feeling an uncontrollable desire to no longer live-in solitude?

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Who wouldn't give their all for a child? A mother sees an opportunity to escape the hardships of a life of poverty by selling her organs to a sick, very rich, elderly neighbor. And she hands over her own flesh in exchange for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to a craving for more gold.

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An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who, through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.

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A hunter, tormented with the approaching death of his wife, is confronted with his emotions.

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Every night, The Censor, and his team moderate Yoko’s dreams. Every night, they do their best to mask the painful thoughts that arise from her subconscious. Tonight nothing happens as planned.

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On the Day of Music in the Tuileries Gardens, Joseph runs into Joséphine who left him suddenly one year earlier. During the night, he tries to hold back time and reinvent their relationship.

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Après le décès de son mari, Claudina retourne vivre chez sa fille, avec qui la relation a toujours été houleuse. Elle rencontrera la voisine, Elsa, qui lui fera découvrir le véritable amour. Sous le jugement de sa petite ville conservatrice du sud du Chili, Claudina devra être brave afin de laisser derrière elle ce qu’elle a toujours connu.

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13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 15 : Après-midi Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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SHIFT represents the consequences of our relationship with the planet we call home, wherein our actions cause a ripple effect of disaster and destruction. None that can’t be undone if we can make a shift.

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The severed head of a choreographer is held captive by an eagle on a desert island. With a dazzling mastery of drawing and painting, this animated short unexpectedly takes us into the sensitive world of an artist madly in love with dance.

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Poetic and engaged film about the universality of Isaac Newton's laws of motion. It offers 3 choreographies created in situ in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. No matter our skin colour, our origins, our gender. or our age, we are all moving bodies, and this is universal.

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During the lockdown, everyone in Spain shows their gratitude to the health care workers by applauding from their windows at 8pm. Greg would like to join them but he’s too busy solving an international online relationship crisis.

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"France" represents simultaneously the portrait of a woman, a television journalist, a country, and a system, the media.

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19:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 16 : Soirée ville de Rouyn-Noranda
MESSAGES D’AMOUR AU CINÉMA

Via des messages sur un répondeur. divers artistes du cinéma, proches du Festival, abordent le 7e art sous des angles différents reliés à leur pratique, préoccupations et démarche artistique.
Les cinéastes Béatriz Mediavilla et Cédric Corbeil, appuyés par 8 étudiants en cinéma du Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, ont recueilli ces témoignages afin de créer des messages d'amour offerts au cinéma et au Festival pour son 40e anniversaire.

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In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not be aware of it, but homosexuality isn't just a human story.

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Billie's birthday takes a turn for the worse when her friends tell her that she won't be able to fulfill her dream of playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) because she is a girl.

Produced as part of the City of Rouyn-Noranda's participatory project, this short film marks both the 25th anniversary of the Huskies and the 40th anniversary of the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

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After being touched by a patient's story, a psychiatrist learns the hard way that appearances are sometimes deceptive.

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Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?

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