39th EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM ON ART: LIGHT ON OUR FILMS AND ICI ARTISTS
FILMS AND ARTISTS FROM HERE TO
True to the Festival’s ambition, FIFA is pleased to present a rich line-up of Quebec and Canadian titles, often with its world premiere. Whether it’s films about dance, literature or music, an ambitious and eclectic selection of shorts and feature films awaits!
DANCE IN ALL ITS FORMS
HABITER THE MOVEMENT — A RECIT IN 10 CHAPTERS by Béatriz Mediavilla
Canada | 2019 | 1:1 min
French, English, Spanish |
Film in official competition
A cinematic, poetic and playful journey depicting the beauty of everyday gestures, in a great human choreography. Renowned French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang embarks on a tour in 2017 offering intergenerational workshops to non-dancers.
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PRÉLUDE #1 – The CERCLE by Sandrick Mathurin
Canada | 2020 | 23 min
At the origin of this project is Rhapsody, a choreography for 20 performers by Sylvain Émard. Inspired by the ritual aspect of dance, Rhapsody celebrates the visceral and instinctive side of beings, capturing the impulse of life and the sometimes subversive abandonment of moving bodies.
Co-presented with the FTA -Trans-Americas Festival
RED PAMPLEMOUSSE by Mélissandre T-B
Canada | 2020 | 37 min
This fascinating video work offers an intriguing combo: poetry and contemporary jig. As the title hints at its theme, Red Grapefruit explores different facets of the feeling of bitterness.
7 PERSPECTIVES of Xavier Curnillon
Canada | 2021 | 40 min
In the darkness of an editing room, choreographer Danièle Desnoyers discovers the rushes shot in 2018 and 2019 during rehearsals of her recent creation with her 7 dancers. An authentic look at the pandemic’s blow in the middle of the dance.
Co-presented with the FTA – Trans-Americas Festival
MOVIES ABOUT MUSIC
CARTE MOTHER by Tiphaine Roustang, Catherine Major, Roxane Duchesne-Roy, Alexandre Carlos
Canada | 2020 | 39 min
This medium film is the result of a powerful encounter between music, words, dance and the camera. Mother’s Card, Catherine Major’s fifth album, was written and composed with the idea that it would be danced. The artist, known for the intensity with which she delivers her art, wanted to offer a journey not only auditory but also visual.
JAZZ CLUB OWNER by
Canada | 2020 | 1:20 a.m.
Shot over several years, this documentary traces the daily activities of Joel Giberovitch, the owner and artistic director of UPSTAIRS, a small jazz club in downtown Montreal.
COMME A VAGUE by Marie-Julie Dallaire
Canada | 2020 | 1:27 a.m.
French, English, Dari, Spanish Subtitles: French
Film in official competition
As a wave pays homage to music, this sequence of sounds abstract, immaterial and invisible that provokes in the brain the same reaction as chocolate, sex or drugs.
FILMS ABOUT LITERATURE AND POETRY
DIALOGUES FOR A MAN ONLY by Jean-Pierre Gariépy
Canada | 2021 | 1:30 a.m.
In a strangely empty pocket theatre, singer-songwriter Edgar Bori fills the room with his presence, poetry and tenderness. Through a minimalist staging, we follow Bori as if he were in author’s residence, through different phases of his journey – reflections, creation, text readings, coffee meetings, studio and stage work.
JE SLAME, TU SLAMES by Jean Fugazza
Canada | 2020 | 48 min
Across Quebec, a growing community participates in poetry slam parties. In this episode, we meet 5 of Quebec’s best slammers while discovering how the Quebec slam is about to win its battle to be recognized.