Spotlight on homegrown cinema
| 65 minutes | 2018
Two young women from Québec, Manu and Alexa-Jeanne, head to Cuba for a holiday. There, they soak up the rays, frolic in the surf, dine out and wander through Havana. The contours of their friendship take shape through chance meetings and informal discussions with the locals — exchanges that also nod to a certain vision of humanity and North/South relations. Director Alex B. Martin’s first (and entirely independent) film sparkles with the chemistry of its two leads. A freewheeling yarn that unfolds largely after night falls in the sublimely tumble-down city. WORLD PREMIEREQ&A with the cast on October 5
The “firecrackers” in the title are Lou and Chantal, two teens who have way too much to say for their sleepy, isolated town. Bold, volatile, their...
CANADA | 65 minutes | 2018
Alone in an apartment, a young woman works on a nameless film, editing footage left by an absent lover, fleeting images of Russian melancholy. This mise en...
QUéBEC/CANADA | 65 minutes | 2018
Making a first film can be akin to a calling. Rene starts to realize that as she hamfistedly tries to finish her thesis project. She takes as her subject...
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