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29 Sep 2010

Québec at the Rio International Film Festival

From left : Louis Hamann, Director, Québec Government Office in São Paulo; Ilda Santiago, Director, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival; Denis Côté, Director of the film <i>Curling</i>; Anne-Lyse Haket, Director of International Affairs, SODEC

Seven made-in-Québec feature films are being presented during the 12th edition of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, which runs from September 23 to October 7, 2010.

The Québec films being shown are:

  • La dernière fugue (The Last Escape) by Léa Pool
  • Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats) by Xavier Dolan
  • Last Train Home by Lixin Fan
  • 5150 Rue des Ormes (5150 Elm’s Way) by Éric Tessier
  • À l'ouest de Pluton (West of Pluto) by Henry Bernadet and Myriam Verreault
  • Un ange à la mer (Angel at Sea) by Frédéric Dumont
  • Curling by Denis Côté.

Québec: Focus 2011

The Rio International Film Festival is regarded as the most important event of its kind in Brazil and the rest of Latin America. Each year, it offers a program of nearly 400 films and attracts some 250,000 spectators. An international section presents a selection of approximately 300 films divided into non-competitive theme programs, such as World Cinema Panorama, Première Latina and Focus, which pays tribute to one specific country or region.

The 2011 Focus will be devoted to Québec. This is a major achievement for Québec Government Office in São Paulo and Québec’s Cultural Enterprise Development Corporation  (SODEC), which have been working with the festival’s organizers for the past few months to ensure that Québec would receive star billing in this year’s program.

Québec Government Office in São Paulo
Rio International Film Festival (in Portuguese)
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