JUNE 29 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
Come and discover a quality program that focuses on Quebec productions and allows for the meeting between the public and local filmmakers.
Sous un même soleil (François Jacob) – In the presence of the filmmaker
▷ Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 9:15 pm, Pelican Park (Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie)
Despite the 1994 ceasefire, there is still no real peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which continue to compete bitterly over the mountainous region of Nagorny Karabakh. Sous un même soleil lends an attentive ear to the inhabitants of the region.
Irreducible (Olivier Dubuquoy) + Résister et Fleurir (Benjamin Dourbet and Marc-Émile Dumont Poulin) – In the presence of filmmaker Marc-Émile Dumont-Poulin
▷ Friday, July 7, 2022, 9:15 pm, Square Dézéry (Mercier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
This program offers two medium-length films that highlight citizen struggles, in France and in the Hochelaga district.
Carré rouge sur fond noir (Santiago Bertollino and Hugo Samson) – In the presence of filmmaker Hugo Samson
▷ Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:00 pm, Parc des Faubourgs (Ville-Marie)
The film follows, from the inside, the student crisis of 2012 and projects us into the heart of one of the most important social movements in Quebec. With a caméra vérité style, we follow the members of the CLASSE in the daily life of their struggle.
Je me soulève (Hugo Latulippe) – In the presence of director Gabrielle Côté
▷ Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00 pm, Pelican Park (Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie)
This documentary follows the creation of a collective theatrical work, directed by Véronique and Gabrielle Côté, elaborated by excavating contemporary Quebec poetry with the objective of drawing “the spirit of the times”.
Dear Jackie (Henri Pardo) – In the presence of the filmmaker
▷ Wednesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00 pm, Parc Saint-Gabriel (Southwest) and Thursday, August 4, 2022, 8:45 p.m., Molson Park (Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie)
The film unfolds as an intimate correspondence with Jackie Robinson, a baseball player who became a prominent civil rights activist in the United States, contrasting the key stages of his time in Montreal with the real-life experience of the black community revealed in powerful moments of truth.
L’acte de la beauté (Nicolas Paquet) – In the presence of the filmmaker
▷ Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 9:00 pm, Laurier Park (Plateau Mont-Royal)
Camouflaged in the heart of the Bic Mountains, in this territory called the Bas-du-Fleuve, hides a community of spirits, bold spirits that take root. This “Sageterre” is the work of Jean Bédard, writer, philosopher, social worker and especially peasant.
Seuls (Paul Tom) – In the presence of the filmmaker
▷ Friday, July 22, 2022, 9:00 pm, Parc Jarry (Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension)
Every year, more than 400 children arrive alone at the Canadian border to apply for refugee status. Fearing for their lives, Afshin, Alain and Patricia left their country, without their parents, when they were just children, with the hope of a better life in Canada.
Damascus Dream (Émilie Serri) – In the presence of the filmmaker
▷ Monday, August 8, 2022, 8:30 pm, Parc Dante (Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie)
A reinvented initiatory narrative that intertwines the memory of a father, that of Syrian refugees and the imagination of the filmmaker to compose a country that lies somewhere between myth and reality, dream and nightmare, past and present.
Vue du Sommet (Magnus Isacsson)
▷ Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 8:30 pm, Parc Médéric-Martin (Ville-Marie)
Summit of the Americas, 20 April 2001. Quebec City looks like a besieged city. While, in the security perimeter, guests from political and financial circles discuss the agreements of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), groups of citizens are demonstrating their opposition in the streets.
Perdre Mario (Carl Leblanc) – In the presence of the filmmaker
▷ Thursday, August 11, 2022, 8:30 pm, Molson Park (Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie)
By committing one of the 1200 suicides that took place in Quebec that year, Mario plunged his friends and loved ones into a whirlwind of questioning and deep sadness, the same one that assails anyone brutally left in mourning by a voluntary and irremediable departure.
Pour la suite du monde (Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault)
▷ Thursday, August 18, 2022, 8:15 pm, Molson Park (Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie)
Poetic and ethnographic documentary on the life of the inhabitants of Isle-aux-Coudres rendered first by a language, green and hard, always eloquent, then by the legendary porpoise fishing, work at sea governed by the moon and the tides.
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