Programmation

20:00 - Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
Espace court
Caterpillarplasty

This film takes a satirical look at the dicates of beauty . Nowadays, the options for changing one's body are numerous. People are looking for extreme change to live up to their ideal images.

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During a patrol in a Middle Eastern country, a western army squad stops in the village of Iqmarba.

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Emanuelle is training on a stationary bike and can not stop thinking about Laura. The more she pedals, the more her memories turn to desire.

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Strawberry Jam is a three-chapter film where a couple eating breakfast discusses their relationship in different ways. An exchange of ideas between the value of silence and the value of words.

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Amélie meets a chivalrous stranger at the laundromat; it turns out he's a cowboy.

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In 2184, a dispute between a couple degenerates after more than 8 hours on the road of a deserted mining planet. A black humour science fiction film where the motto is: "Nobody hears your whining in space."

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Manuela Delgado is waiting for the arrival of some very special guests.

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Late one night, a young teenager gets up and goes to the kitchen to get a glass of milk. When he meets his mother who can't sleep, he realizes that things are not as they seem.

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In a suddenly unbreathable atmosphere, a diver and a woman seem to be the only survivors. As their air supply dwindles, will there be war or love?

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Suffering from depression, Louis learns that his family is planning to play an April Fool's joke on him. The problem is: It's only March.

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20:00 - Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
Espace court
Tiny Big

A choreographic film about human beings possessed by land, love and money.

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One night, Malik decides to flee his city; everything was planned. However, his older brother, Walid, accompanied by his gang, look everywhere for Malik, believing he is on the run.

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During the song "Morsen" by Federspiel, girls on a sports field are practicing lacrosse. Rivalry breaks out between two of them.

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A female tampon meets a male astronaut. Daniel wants to scatter his mother's ashes and Claude wants to menstruate again. This modern tale transports us into the excitement of the very first lunar voyage.

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Two boys become involved in an unhealthy power game at an open pit mine site and with nature as the only witness.

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To imitate the call of a moose, there are four parameters to be respected: length, frequency, intensity and especially …emotion!

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Jules inherits an ancestral home where he could have written a new page of his story, but a strange energy permeates the dweling and prevents that from happening. Is it nostalgia that drives Jules into madness?

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"When you don’t feel well, there's something sickening about the blue sky, in the happiness of others.''

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2037. The Euro-Canadian Union is in ruins. The last drinking water well is guarded by a lonely man who survives by cashing in on this resource. But his routine is threatened following a bloody transaction.

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Fighting with your girlfriend inside a tent during a festival and discovering that you are surrounded by zombies... this might not seem like the biggest problem you have, but it absolutely is.

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14:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Section spéciale
Family First

JP lives with his brother Vincent, his mother Joe and his girlfriend Mel in a small appartement of Verdun. Constantly walking a tightrope, JP tries to maintain a proper balance between the numerous needs of his family of which he feels responsible for, the collecting job he is doing with his brother and his involvements in his uncle’s drug cartel who he sees as a father figure.

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20:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Soirée d'ouverture
La 117 : Histoires de grand chemin

Browse the mythical route 117 in a completely new way thanks to our stereoscopic capsules!

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Seemingly mild and introverted Alex leaves Sept-Îles to visit his father in Maine. Helped by a public registry and consumed by anger, he finds and tracks down sex offenders. Meanwhile, Rose follows in her son’s footsteps to try and understand what could have pushed him into this murderous madness. The film is loosely based on the story written by Stephen Marshall who made waves in Canada in 2006.

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09:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 2
Woman at War

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she manages to end negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminium smelter. However, just as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminium industry a crippling blow.

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09:00 - Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
Ciné-Muffin au Petit Théâtre
Pachamama

Sixteenth Century. Tepulpaï and his best friend, Naïra, live happily in a village in the heart of the Andes. One day, while the villagers are celebrating Mother Earth Pachamama, a procession arrives at the village to collect taxes. The tax collector is furious: the amount collected is insufficient for the amount due. On behalf of Into, the Sun God, he decides to take the village’s sacred Huaca and offer it to Grand Inca. For Tepulpaï, it’s finally an opportunity to show what he is capable of. He secretly leaves the village in pursuit of the idol to save his people.

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13:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 3
Big Booom

The history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humour, action and tragedy.

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Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

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Under Émilie Villeneuve’s camera lens, preparing a cake becomes a magical moment that brings the generations together. 6-year-old Mia, the mischievous narrator, takes this opportunity to chat with her maternal great-grandmother.

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With humour and style, this “experiential” documentary addresses a crucial issue: overwork. By superimposing the voices of 4 Abitibi women, Jessy Poulin encourages the audience to reflect on the role of women. A direct and necessary invitation to “unload!”

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Born into a family of nomads, filmmaker Evelyne Papatie sends a beautiful poetic letter to her children in which she recounts the history and heroism of their grandfather. In this autobiographical story, cycling becomes a powerful symbol of heritage, reporting and collecting.

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In a community hall in Rouyn-Noranda, 30 people gather together for an introductory line dance course. Thirty-year-olds are partnered with seniors, while Lorraine Chabirand, the endearing and dynamic host, explains the dance steps to follow.

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At the Dozois Reservoir, an area located in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Director Délia Gunn, 8 months pregnant, goes about her daily tasks. A portrait that exposes her daily life in direct and unvarnished ways with tenderness and humour.

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In 2012, Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue began a regional mobilization process centred around the arts, culture and identity. Culturat traces the experiences of people who worked on implementing this project and focuses on collaborative initiatives with the Anicinabek communities.

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In Paris during the Belle Époque, little Kanake Dilili investigates the mysterious kidnappings of girls. Accompanied by a young deliveryman on a scooter, she leaps from adventure to adventure in the prestigious city, crossing paths with extraordinary men and women who offer to help her, but also encounters villains lurking in the shadows. The two friends fight for freedom and happiness together.

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18:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 4 : Soirée LEBLEU
La 117 : Histoires de grand chemin

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Self-esteem and happiness should never depend on the affirmation of others. If you are looking for someone to make you feel more complete, you will have to fill a void when that person leaves you: unstable relationships lead to suffering and pain.

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An animator explores his own body to relive memories, emotions and anxieties that will further his work. Symbolic objects evoking his past are raised from his skin that is cut with a scalpel. After beating the odds, he achieves his goal and identifies what he wants to be rid of.

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Dans une ville chinoise, une mère à la recherche de sa fille disparue refuse de se laisser aller à cette douce nuit.

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Devoting himself to poetry, Yves has packed his bags and dropped in on anyone who would welcome him all his life. The lives of Dyane and her studious teenaged son, Marc, are taken by storm when Yves enters their home and ends up in Dyane’s bed much to Marc’s dismay. However, the poet’s rebellious spirit is contagious and pushes Marc to think outside the box. Yves eventually becomes bogged down in this routine daily life and after one final attempt to make things work, realizes in the final analysis that his words no longer carry any meaning. This film is loosely based on the life and work of poet Yves Boisvert (1950-2012).

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Dany Versavel is worried about his 15-year-old son, Sullivan, who no longer wants a father who is the king behind bars. For Dany, his “ket” is his life…out of the question to let go of him, so he decides to escape! With his escapades, wheeling and dealing and small pleasures, he has much to teach him: an apprenticeship in his image, the crowbar, without shame or restraint. However, the best might be hidden where we fear the worst.

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20:00 - Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
Espace OFF : Terreur 404
Terreur 404

Radio-Canada presents the premiere of Season 2 !
Terreur 404 is a series of short dramas where our worst nightmares are captured and conveyed using current technologies that we communicate with today. Don’t adjust your sets, it’s too late now… Directed by Sébastien Diaz (Formule Diaz, Format familial, Voir host), Terreur 404’s cast includes famous actors Marc Messier, Guy A. Lepage, Julie Le Breton, Antoine Pilon, Pierre-Luc Funk, Donald Pilon, Vincent Bolduc Remi-Pierre Paquin, Pierre-Yves Cardinal and many others. You don’t need to have seen the first series to be able to watch and enjoy the second. However, if you want to prepare for the evening by viewing all of Season 1, it’s available for free on ICI TOU.TV.

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13:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 5 : Après-midi Desjardins
La 117 : Histoires de grand chemin

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In the Kingdom of Mighty Hair, men, women and children are all really hairy. The birth of the King's heir will cause a lot of turmoil for he is totally hairless!

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Alex, a young woman, is increasingly getting tired of adult life. Her daily routine is restricted by norms and expectations of the modern world, and human interaction has been replaced by social media. One day, she sees Bacchus, a charismatic sensual figure, who lures her into a colourful world: the complete opposite of her reality. In this mysterious place, you are free to follow your instincts and explore your deepest desires.

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On their way to go hunting in the woods, Steph teaches Sarah the basics of gun handling. It’s her very first time.

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A supermarket at the end of the day. While a few customers are doing their last shopping of the day and the staff are arranging the shelves and checking out customers, a hooded intruder breaks into the store.

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Despite her illness, a young woman enjoys the time she has left with her friend and lover.

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Just after ending a relationship with Richard, Pierre moves in with his new girlfriend Beatrice. However, since he doesn’t seem to show much interest in her, they become distant from one another and break up. Single again, Pierre eventually crosses paths with Richard once more.

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Tim is a shy, dreamy and discreet boy. Feeling his life is stagnant, he will eventually find the courage to open up to others following his meeting with a very singular entity: his reflection.

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A woman driving a van picks up a man who is hitchhiking. A meeting that will change their lives. But…was it their first meeting?

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As he takes part in his brother’s bachelor party, Louis (17) is confronted by this ritual that both celebrates and denigrates engagement and masculinity.

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One night, Andie, leading figure of a group of four friends, plans her death in front of all her relatives. Through a broken monologue, Andie reveals her deep thoughts about each person she has harmed. This revelation destabilizes the group and makes everyone question their friendship. While each group member tries to emotionally and physically regain control of the group, an outsider arrives to stir up trouble.

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18:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 6 : Soirée Desjardins
La 117 : Histoires de grand chemin

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The Singapura weighs about the same as 2 pineapples. The Main Coon Cat can reach 6 times the weight of the Singapura. Although the average cat’s racing speed is 48 km/h, it is not the only animal that can purr: the elephant can as well.

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Do humans pollinate other human beings? An experimental film that explores the absurdity of everyday life and routine.

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Among the concrete highways, as life constantly keeps driving people crazier and crazier, a small group is peacefully enjoying a coffee break. Momentarily without their day-to-day concerns and rescued by the sunny weather from their every-instant run life, everyone is slowly enjoying their caffe latte. Suddenly, time stands still. Everything is perfect. Until the beast inside them is awakened by the brutal assault of a car alarm.

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Desperate to become less shallow, Stan, a handsome 19-year-old, deforms his face with bandages and attends a support group for disfigured people after he learns his cancer-ridden mother will undergo invasive facial surgery. But when he’s exposed as an impostor, Stan strikes a deal with Vanessa, the domineering workshop leader: he stays with the group, and in exchange, he trains them on how to use their facial differences as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture. Happy Face is filmed with real people who have facial differences playing fictionalized versions of themselves.

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Au tribunal, Zain, un garçon de 12 ans, se présente devant un juge.
Le juge : Pourquoi attaquez-vous vos parents en justice?
Zain : Pour m’avoir donné la vie.

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19:00 - Auditorium D'Iberville
Espace OFF : Sylvie à l'école
Sylvie à l’école

A presentation of Canal D
Sylvie Giroux teaches a select group of students. For the past 25 years, she has worked passionately and intensely building relationships with these autistic and Down’s syndrome youth who must learn to cope with dyspraxia, severe anxiety and intellectual challenges. Surrounded by a respectful, humorous and loving atmosphere, this documentary captures these sometimes serious, sometimes funny moments, where these young people succeed in developing their skills while gaining better self-esteem.

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13:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 7 : Après-midi Fonderie Horne
Land without Evil

Humanity has always been searching for THE ideal place. Based on Guarani mythology (Tierra sin mal), this film provides another point of view: what if true paradise resides in all of us and in harmony with every life form?

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Eight female storytellers, writers and poets perform live at the Atalkukan Tales and Legends Festival in Mashteuiatsh. Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau recounts the origins of her relationship with bears; her works shed light on the documentary. Joséphine Bacon and Natasha Kanape Fontaine offer their vision of the world while Marie-Andrée Gill recites poems with brute force. Sonia Robertson, Festival Director, Alice Germain, Adventure Guide, and Telesh Begin, Shaman, discover their territory, while Kathia Rock chants beautifully in Innu and in French.

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Bingo tells the story of Augusto, an irrelevant artist searching for his place in the spotlight. After acting in soft porn, he finally becomes a clown, and a host on a 1980's Brazilian TV show. With his wacky humor he turns it into the most watched morning show, but he is forbidden by contract to reveal his identity. Bingo is the man behind the mask.

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18:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 8 : Soirée Fonderie Horne
La 117 : Histoires de grand chemin

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Things never work out the way we think they will. This is the 14th of 52 experimental animation films released by the Director in 2017.

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Louise enjoys a private moment opening her treasure box in the room she shares with her little sister. However, she doesn’t realize that she has been hiding under her bed to spy on her. The film deals with sensuality through both a charming and an erotic experience of involuntary interaction between two sisters.

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At a private boys' college, Guillaume is secretly in love with his best friend. His stepsister, Charlotte, is startled as her boyfriend suggests they try having an open relationship. Everything turns upside down. While at an enchanting summer camp, Félix falls in love with Béatrice. Second autobiographical work by Philippe Lesage after THE DEMONS, GENESIS is a film about first love.

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Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide them with the identification papers belonging to the father of the child before informing the authorities.

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13:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 9 : Après-midi Bell Média
String of Sound

The Director has taken human mouth noises and paired them with animation using a single piece of string. This film is the first of 52 experimental animation films he made in 2017.

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Raymonde is really fed up with gardening, the peas, the aphids and her dirty clothes. All in all, she would much rather be having sex, experiencing love and gazing at the vastness of the sky.

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While Sophie is on her way to give back a dress she borrowed from her mother, she remembers their last conversation.

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Having moved into a nursing home due to declining health, Rachel, an aging unemployed actress views life positively thanks to the presence and support of Jean-Paul.

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In 1980’s Madrid, five-year-old Ivan is confronted with the birth of a new brother. His sister is dad´s favorite, the newborn is mom's favorite. Where does he belong in this new situation? What if he could escape and fly away?

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Serge and his 4 colleagues are employees at a small company that was newly acquired by a new employer. As a welcome gift, they are invited to a day of total relaxation at a spa.

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Just before starting a literature degree at university, Victoire is upset after reading a book written by Gervais Messiandre. She has a sexual encounter with Pierre, a friend of hers, but the experience leaves her unsatisfied. Messiandre is invited to lecture at the university where he meets Victoire and begins a love affair with her. He leaves her soon after to return to his wife and children. Happy with this experience, Victoire resumes her relationship with Pierre.

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18:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 10 : Soirée Bell Média
La 117 : Histoires de grand chemin

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The world is on the verge of abyss, there is no hope. But the serious men appear at this time, heroes without fear and reproach, real musketeers. Vivat musketeers!

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Punished by his mother, a ten-year-old boy who hates his little brother is forced to spend an afternoon with a disturbing old man. The boy will receive a lesson in life by uncovering the old man’s terrible secret.

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Two boys become involved in an unhealthy power game at an open pit mine site and with nature as the only witness.

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Andre died under mysterious circumstances leaving behind his wife and two daughters. His youngest daughter desperately tries to fit in with the other adolescent girls in her new school while her older sister finds a lover for the first time: a man much too old for her. Meanwhile, their mother is preoccupied with paying their bills. She is unaware that her family is in danger of drifting so far apart that they may never find each other again.

A film by David Uloth et Chloé Cinq-Mars

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Alain, a stressed-out businessman is always in a hurry. There is no room for fun or family in his life. One day he suffers a stroke and loses his ability to speak. At the hospital, Jeanne, a young speech therapist, takes charge of his case and begins teaching him both language and patience. Alain eventually realizes that certain aspects of his life that he had previously ignored are still possible: the simple pleasures of life and reconciliation with his daughter.

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13:00 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 11 : Après-midi Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
Guaxuma

I grew up with Tayra near a beach in Northeast Brazil. We were inseparable. The sound of the ocean brings back many happy memories to me.

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A cell phone floating in an airtight bag starts ringing in the open sea.

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A train stops during the night in the middle of nowhere, and a specialist on site has 10 minutes to determine what really happened.

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In a hospice, Audrey must relearn how to communicate with her dying mother. It’s her last chance to prove that love surpasses the gender issue. This is her ultimate attempt to tell her mother what she has always been: her daughter.

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Ghislain is struggling to emerge from a depression made worse by a long winter and a boring life. When he hits rock bottom, his brother makes the following diagnosis: he needs to learn how to laugh again.

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An unassuming middle-aged accountant learns he has only weeks to live. Rather than tell everyone, Martin determines to learn the three pages of a Bach adagio for piano he’d abandoned as a child. That accomplished, he performs the piece for his wife and friends, completing his life and thanking those who brightened it along the way.

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Lina is a young Chinese mother and loving wife full of dreams. In order to make some extra money for her household, she leaves her family and flies to Paris for a season of hard work. But on the streets of Belleville, the dreams are not as bright as she expected, and she may have to sacrifice in a way she had never dreamt about.

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18:30 - Théâtre du cuivre
Bloc 12 : Soirée Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
La 117 : Histoires de grand chemin

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When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change.

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After a long day at work, under the scrutiny of his colleague Max, Jason is preparing for his Battle rap the next day. He will have to confront all kinds of adversaries…even those who have nothing left to lose.

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A farmer father and his son set out on a trip to the pharmacy after the teen has a little accident with his girlfriend.

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Yvonne is a police detective in a town on the French Riviera and the young widow of Police Chief Santi, a local hero. One day, she learns that her husband was in fact a crooked cop. Determined to right all the wrongs he committed, she will cross paths with Antoine, who was unjustly imprisoned by Santi for 8 long years. Their encounter leads to a troublesome sequence of wild mishaps. A romantic comedy unlike any other!

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