36 years and counting. Les Rendez-vous Quebec Cinema is rounding into full maturity. Each year it shows more and more how sure of itself it is. Quebec has always been a province filled with creative people. This is very true when it comes to filmmaking despite a small population we have contributed much. Films like Mon Oncle Antoine, Monsieur Lazhar, Le declin de l’empire americain, Un zoo la nuit, Jesus du Montreal, The Red Violin, Les invasion barbares, J’ai tue ma mere, Incendies, and Mommy have all left a mark. This year’s RVQC festival aims to show us that that kind of quality output is not slowing down.
Quebec directors Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve and Jean-Marc Vallee are now seen as some of the best directors working today. This is something this province can be proud of. We have a voice within world cinema. The festival this year is looking to introduce us to some of the best work being done in the film industry in 2017 and how the talent pool is growing.
Around 300 films, with 100 of them making their premieres at the festival, will be screened at this year’s edition of the RVQC. That means that there will be 11 jam packed days for film fans to run around trying catch what they can. Films of all types will be screened whether it be short, medium or feature length. It will all kick off with the festival’s opening film Pour vivre ici by director Bernard Emond.
Besides the films you can gather with other film fans and people within the local industry during one of the many cocktails or other events during the festival.
Some of this year’s highlights:
- Abu by Arshad Khan
- Les Affames by Robin Aubert
- Ballerina by Eric Summer and Eric Warin
- Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve
- Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 by Alain Desrochers
- Ca Sent la Coupe by Patrice Sauve
- Chuck by Philippe Faladeau
- De Pere en Flic 2 by Emile Gaudreault
- Goon: Last of the Enforcers by Jay Baruchel
- Junior Major by Eric Tessier
- Manic by Kalina Bertin
- Nelly by Anne Emond
- Le Probleme d’Infiltration by Robert Morin
- La Resurrection d’Hsasan by Carlo Guillermo Proto
- Tadoussac by Martin Laroche
-Dates: February 21 – March 3, 2018
-Venues: Cinematheque quebecoise, Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin, Grande Bibliotheque, Centre Pierre Peladeau, Imperial Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: http://www.rendez-vous.quebeccinema.ca
-Ticket Prices: Passeport Cinephile – Regular: $99.00, Reduced: $75.00
Cine-Carte 6 Seances – Regular: $65.00, Reduced: $52.00
Single Screening – $12.00, Reduced: $9.50