Tënk: What’s new on June 11

Tënk is pleased to present this week’s new releases, to discover on its platform from June 11 to August 7.

To mark the end of this very special school year, Tënk is presenting its in-house festival School Films. To discover, three captivating works by graduates of major film schools in Quebec: the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia, the École des médias at UQAM, and L’inis. An opportunity to meet the documentary filmmakers of tomorrow!

Tënk rounds off this week with two inspired portraits of essential artists: a visit to Picasso at work in his studio, and an exploration of the literary work of American writer Gertrude Stein through her words.

Available June 11 to August 7:


●● From Earth to Heaven by Jane Bau, 6 min, 2021

A man reflects on his past through tender, brief, somewhat supernatural connections. Composed of family video archives.


●● A Bird of Paper by Marie-Christine Roussel, 13 min, 2019

At 22, Amélie-Jeanne is followed in psychiatry. She is recovering alongside her father who is also confronted with his own limits.

●● SKIES ARE NOT JUST BLUE by Lysandre Cosse-Tremblay, 25 min, 2018

Yara, A. and two brothers, Monib & Tariq, claim their identity as Muslims and members of the LGBTQ + community.

●● Is Dead – Portrait incomplet de Gertrude Stein by Arnaud des Pallières, 46 min, 2000

The work and life of Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), American writer, from her grave at Père-Lachaise. (*Only available in French)


●● A Visit to Picasso by Paul Haesaerts, 20 min, 1949

A visit to Picasso at his studio in Vallauris. A summary of the different stages of his evolution as a painter. A genius at work.


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