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19 Feb 2014

Strong showing by Québec films at the Berlinale 2014

Québec’s film industry was well represented at the Berlinale 2014, as five feature-length films by Québec directors were included in the program of this celebrated film festival, which ran from February 6 to 16, 2014 in Germany’s capital city.

This year, Québec was represented by directors Robert Morin, Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires, Jean-François Caissy and Denis Côté.

Featured Québec films:
  • 3 histoires d’Indiens (3 Indian Tales) by Robert Morin (world premiere) – Generation section – IN COMPETITION
  • Triptyque (Triptych) by Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires (European premiere) – Panorama section
  • Que ta joie demeure (Joy of Man’s Desiring) by Denis Côté (world premiere) – Forum section
  • Le Semeur / The Sower by Julie Perron (world premiere) – Culinary Cinema section
  • La marche à suivre (Guidelines) by Jean-François Caissy (world premiere) – Forum section

Triptych, the film by Pedro Pires and Robert Lepage, was awarded a Special Mention by the ecumenical jury.

Québec film industry on a growth spurt

Promoting Québec films is one of the priorities of the cultural activities carried out by the Québec Government Office in Munich and the Québec Government Office in Berlin. Thanks to their support, Québec films have been increasingly present on the festival circuit, in film libraries and in movie theatres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In 2013, more than 350 Québec film screenings were presented at festivals and film libraries in the three countries served by these offices, which is 24% more screenings than in 2012 and 49% more screenings than in 2011.

The commercial releases of four Québec films are scheduled in 2014 for the German market: Gabrielle by Louise Archambault; Les Pee-Wee by Éric Tessier; Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) by Xavier Dolan and Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear) by Denis Côté.

Berlinale 2014
Québec Government Office in Munich
Québec Government Office in Berlin

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