Nouveau-Quebec by Sarah Fortin, will premiere at the Festival du nouveau cinema on October 9. Starring Christine Beaulieu, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne and Jean-Luc Kanapé, NOUVEAU QUÉBEC is Sarah Fortin’s first feature film. For it, the filmmaker spent more than a month near the 55th parallel, in Schefferville, Matimekush-Lac John and Kawawachikamach.
While traveling to Schefferville, a remote village in northern Quebec to settle the sale of a cottage, Sophie and Mathieu find themselves faced with a serious and unexpected situation. Required to stay there longer than expected, while a police investigation is taking place, the couple finds themselves isolated from the rest of the world, in contact for a rare time with reality. local native. The couple then sees their relationship put to the test, as each takes an opposite path in the face of this oppressive situation, in this closed space while surrounded by the great outdoors.
After several remarkable short films (Deux enfants qui fume, Synthétiseur, Le fleuve à droite) and the documentary J’m’en va r’viendre on the life of country-folk singer Stephen Faulkner, NOUVEAU-QUÉBEC is her first feature film, a dive into the heart of Innu communities a film situated at the crossroads of genres.