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27 Sep 2013

2012 edition of Cinéma du Québec à Paris

Twelve fiction feature films, two documentaries, nine short films, a literary workshop and a music lesson are just a few of the items on the menu at Cinéma du Québec à Paris, which was initiated by the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) with a number of partners, including the Québec Government Office in Paris.

The 16th edition returns to the Forum des images in Paris November 6 to 11, with Carole Laure as the honorary chair. The film professionals will also be invited to participate in the 9th Francophone Co-production Meetings, which are aimed at stimulating co-productions of French-language fiction feature films by producers and partners.

“We are delighted to see our films becoming increasingly popular with the French public. In 2012, seven Québec films were released in the French market compared to only two in 2011,” said SODEC President and CEO François Macerola.

Program

Certain films in the 2012 selection will also be shown at Cinéma du Québec à Cannes (November 2 to 5) and in London (November 2 to 4).

The fiction feature films Rebelle by Kim Nguyen and Camion by Rafaël Ouellet will respectively open and close this week of film. French film-lovers will also be able to discover:

  • L'affaire Dumont by Daniel Grou (Podz)
  • Bestiaire by Denis Côté
  • Catimini by Nathalie Saint-Pierre
  • Ésimesac by Luc Picard
  • Karakara by Claude Gagnon
  • Liverpool by Manon Briand
  • Omertà by Luc Dionne
  • Le torrent by Simon Lavoie
  • Tout ce que tu possèdes by Bernard Émond
  • La version longue de Kamouraska by Claude Jutra
  • Anne des vingt jours by Michel Langlois (documentary)
  • Over My Dead Body by Brigitte Poupart (documentary)

A rich program of short films will also spotlight emerging Québec talent: Anata O Korosu by Philippe David Gagné and Jean-Marc E. Roy; Avec Jeff, à moto by Marie-Ève Juste; Chef de meute by Chloé Robichaud; Demoni by Theodore Ushev; Faillir by Sophie Dupuis; Ina Litovski by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and André Turpin; Requiem For Romance by Jonathan Ng; S'oublier by Anh Minh Truong and Tout va mieux by Robin Aubert.

Music lesson and literary workshop

The traditional “Music Lesson” in partnership with SACEM will be directed by Québec singer/songwriter/composer Martin Léon. The literary adaption workshop will focus on writer Anne Hébert (1916-2000).

SODEC’s mission is to promote and support cultural enterprises in markets outside Québec. It is also responsible for ensuring the collective presence of these enterprises at international trade fairs and festivals and in international markets.

The mission of the Québec Government Office in Paris is, among others, to promote and disseminate Québec culture in France. For example, it encourages meetings between French and Québec arts and culture professionals, thus helping to expand markets and consolidate existing relations.

Québec Government Office in Paris
SODEC (in French)
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