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20 May 2010

Inaugural Québec film festival in Barcelona

From May 21-23, the Catalan capital will be hosting a showcase for talented young Québec filmmakers during the inaugural version of Mostra de Cinema de Québec de Barcelona, a new contemporary Québec cinema festival. A selection of feature-length and short films will be shown at two key venues in the city, Verdi Park Cinema and the French Institute of Barcelona (IFB).

The festival will provide an ideal opportunity for Spanish cinephiles to discover various noteworthy offerings from recent years, including subtitled versions of Polytechnique and Next Floor by Denis Villeneuve; I Killed My Mother by Xavier Dolan; It’s Not Me, I Swear! by Philippe Falardeau, Everything is Fine by Yves-Christian Fournier and Miroir Noir by Vincent Morriset, a captivating documentary on Arcade Fire, the Montréal-based indie rock band. A number of short films, including Danse macabre by Pedro Pires; Le technicien, by Simon-Olivier Fecteau; and La vie commence, by Émile Proulx-Cloutier, will also be screened.

Danny Lennon, programmer of the Prends Ça Court short film festival, and filmmaker Vincent Morisset will be among the guests of honour.

Stemming from a collaboration between SODEC (Québec’s cultural development agency), Mecal Fest BCN and Québec Government Office in Barcelona, the initiative is designed to forge closer ties between the film industries in Québec and the Iberian Peninsula. Building on the success of Cinéma du Québec à Paris, which has also been held in Cannes, Nîmes and Liège (Belgium), satellite events may also be scheduled elsewhere in Spain.

Québec Government Office in Barcelona
Espace Espagne
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