It is Time for Les Rendez Vous du Cinema Quebecois

les rendez vous du cinema quebecois 20152Quebec cinema and filmmakers have made quite a mark on the film world over the years. But over the past three or four years the Quebec film has undergone a big resurgence.  We are upon a time that is beginning to rival the golden decade of local cinema – the 1970s.  Let’s not forget though that Quebec film has had a long and strong history.  Courtesy of films like Le Déclin de L’Empire Américain, Incendies, Les Invasions Barbares, Jésus de Montréal, and Monsieur Lazhar and directors like Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve, Denys Arcand, Denis Côté, and Claude Jutra Quebec is part of the world film map.  We can take pride in the fact that though these films and directors don’t have the benefit or help of huge budgets they have managed to make a mark in the international market.  Quebec made films have been recognized at Cannes as well as by the Oscars.  Quebec directors, and we are blessed to live at time where there is a great crop of them of different ages, have started to make films that the world is sitting up and taking notice of. We are telling a wide variety of stories made by original voices

 

Bringing us to a festival like Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois.  This festival is essential in that it directs us to films made right under our noses that might have gone unnoticed.  A second opportunity to watch the best Quebec made films of the past year on the big screen.  Films like 1987 by Ricardo Trogi, Mommy by Xavier Dolan, God Save Justin Trudeau by Guylaine Maroist, Enemy by Denis Villeneuve, and Tom a la Ferme by Xavier Dolan.  On top of these better known films check out gems like the opening film Les Loups by Sophie Deraspe, Inbox by Alexandre Prieur-Grenier, La Règne de la Beauté by Denys Arcand, and Meetings with a Young Poet by Rudy Barichello.  There are over 340 films to be discovered and enjoyed of all varieties like documentaries, medium length feature, full length feature, shorts, animation, student films, and

 

In this the 33rd edition you will get a whole lot of stuff besides the films.  There will be a Bleu Nuit (an erotic rendez-vous), an Elvis Gratton Picture Show, An Oscar Evening, Webseries party, Nuit Blanche with Le Couleur, roundtable discussions, and film classes with Denis Côté, Jean-Marc Vallée, Marc Labrèche, and Xavier Dolan.

 

Additional Information:

-Dates:  February 19-28, 2015

-Venues:  Cinema Imperial (1432 Bleury), Cinematheque Quebecois (335 de Maisonneuve East), Grande Bibliotheque (475 de Maisonneuve East), Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin (350 Emery), Pavillon Judith-Jasmine Annexe (1564 St. Denis), Espace Rendez-vous (330 Emery), Place Emilie Gamelin (corner Berri and Ste. Catherine)

Website:  www.rvcq.quebeccinema.ca

-Ticket Purchase:  www.rvcq.quebeccinema.ca  or La Vitirine (2 Ste Catherine East) or Cinematheque Quebecois

-Ticket Prices:  Single Film – Adults:  $11.50

Seniors/Students:  $9.50

CinĂ©-Carte (6 films):  Adults – $60.00

Seniors/Students:  $50.00

Passeport CinĂ©phile:  Adults – $90.00

Seniors/Students:  $75.00

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