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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the selection of Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle in the official competition at the Berlin International Film Festival

20 January 2012

Montreal, January 20, 2012 – “Telefilm Canada warmly congratulates director Kim Nguyen and the entire Rebelle film team for their selection in the official competition of the Berlin International Film Festival.

“He is the first Canadian director in 13 years to make it to the official competition – Léa Pool was the last filmmaker to receive this honour with her film Emporte-moi in 1999.

“The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the longest standing and most important competitive festivals in the world. This selection not only serves as a major springboard for Rebelle, but also for the Canadian audiovisual industry on the international scene.”