1 November - 13:30 - Théâtre du cuivre

Les 12 travaux d’Imelda

Martin Villeneuve

Canada/Quebec | V.O. French | 2022 | 92 min | DCP | color | Fiction

Imelda, a larger-than-life character inspired by the director's grandmother, lives in Gentilly, where she attempts to get her own way and exerts a certain control over her family. However, this notary's widow says she is not at peace and has some unfinished business before she turns 100. Through 12 tableaux marking her final years, Imelda faces a series of trials and tribulations as she explores the bonds that bind a family. When nothing is holding her back and she has lived out her life, can Imelda finally leave in peace?

Director Martin Villeneuve
Cast Bertrand Antoine, Robert Lepage, Martin Villeneuve
Artistic director Martin Villeneuve
Production Imelda Inc.
Distribution Maison 4:3


Martin Villeneuve

Martin Villeneuve first made his mark in advertising through Sid Lee and the Cirque du Soleil. In 2012, he released his first feature film, Mars & April, adapted from his eponymous graphic novels. Premiering in Karlovy Vary and opening the FNC Focus section, this sci-fi film received 10 nominations, including one for best adaptation at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2014, he won an acting award for his short film Imelda, for which he shot two sequels released in 2020. His second feature film, Les 12 Travaux d’Imelda will be released in autumn 2022. Villeneuve is directing the animated series Red Ketchup, based on the best-selling comic book character, which will be released in 2023 on Teletoon at night.