12 films at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma

Les Films du 3 Mars is proud to participate in the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC), with 12 short, medium-length and feature films by Quebec and Canadian filmmakers in the selection this year, including three world premieres. The 39th edition of the festival will take place from April 28 to May 8.

PREMIERES

Carl Leblanc’s most recent documentary, Perdre Mario,will have its world premiere on the big screen. The film unravels the final action of the director’s best friend, Mario, who took his own life, while also exploring the distress experienced by his close-knit group of friends. The theatrical screening will happen on Friday, May 7, at 4:30 p.m. at Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin. The film will simultaneously be available online.

Also a world premiere, Le lac des hommes by Marie-Geneviève Chabot depicts a fishing trip through which three brothers hope to reconnect with their father, whose absence hit them hard. A journey into a male world in need of reconciliation, where breaking the silence is sometimes a way to display bravery.

Mikaël Huot’s medium-length film The Specter of Waves will also premiere during the RVQC. In it, the director intimately tackles the subject of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, an often-misunderstood intolerance syndrome, showcasing the people behind the taboos.

SHORT FILMS

The Gentle Art of Violence by Andrew Przybytkowski is one of the three short films distributed by Les Films du 3 Mars that will be presented at the festival, alongside The Room by Sami Mermer & Houman Zolfaghari and Foam by Omar Elhamy, both part of the Best Short Fiction Film competition.

DOCUMENTARIES TO (RE)DISCOVER

The RVQC are an opportunity to revisit some critically acclaimed films from the past year, such as No Ordinary Man by Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt,Champions by Helgi Piccinin, and Passage by Sarah Baril Gaudet, all in the running for the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault, which is awarded to the best first or second feature-length documentary.

Also in the RVQC lineup: Jongué, A Nomad’s Journey by Carlos FerrandI Might Be Dead by Tomorrow by Steve Patry, as well as Sisterhood by Maxime Faure, which will open in theatres later this year.

LES FILMS DU 3 MARS is supported by more than a hundred members of the film industry as well as by the following institutions: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Canada Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts de Montréal; Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC); Telefilm Canada.

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