39TH FIFA: EXPLORE OUR CANADIAN FILMS AND ARTISTS

39th EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM ON ART: LIGHT ON OUR FILMS AND ICI ARTISTS

FILMS AND ARTISTS FROM HERE TO
HONOR

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!

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DANCE IN ALL ITS FORMS

HABITER THE MOVEMENT — A RECIT IN 10 CHAPTERS by Béatriz Mediavilla

Canada | 2019 | 1:1 min
French, English, Spanish |
Subtitles: English
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
Without dialogue


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

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RED PAMPLEMOUSSE by Mélissandre T-B

World premiere
Canada | 2020 | 37 min
French


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.

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7 PERSPECTIVES of Xavier Curnillon 

Canada | 2021 | 40 min
French
Subtitles: English


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

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MOVIES ABOUT MUSIC

CARTE MOTHER by Tiphaine Roustang, Catherine Major, Roxane Duchesne-Roy, Alexandre Carlos

World premiere
Canada | 2020 | 39 min
French


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.

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JAZZ CLUB OWNER by
Guylaine Dionne

First Canadian
Canada | 2020 | 1:20 a.m.
French, English
Subtitles: English


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.

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COMME A VAGUE by Marie-Julie Dallaire 

World premiere
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.

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FILMS ABOUT LITERATURE AND POETRY

DIALOGUES FOR A MAN ONLY by Jean-Pierre Gariépy 

World premiere
Canada | 2021 | 1:30 a.m.
French

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.

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JE SLAME, TU SLAMES by Jean Fugazza

World premiere
Canada | 2020 | 48 min
French

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.

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