Telefilm Canada Supports the 7th Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois Tour
Montreal, September 27, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is proud to support the 2010-11 edition of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ) Tour through the Alternative Distribution Program. The tour, which allows Canadians across the country to discover some of the best in francophone cinema from the past year, travels both across the province, from October 8 to November 11, 2010, and across Canada in March of 2011.
“A proud partner of the Tours from their start, Telefilm recognizes the importance of this initiative not only for spotlighting films that were made in our own backyard, but also, with the cross-Canada tour, for building audiences in several regions of the country,” said Sheila de La Varende, Director of National and International Business Development.
The 7th Quebec edition of the RVCQ Tour lands in 11 cities across the province this year, bringing with it six short films, six documentaries, and ten features from some of Quebec’s most recognized filmmakers, many of which were also financed by Telefilm.
The Canadian Tour stops in seven cities across Canada with a different program, the details of which will be announced at a later date.
This year’s program is comprised of a vast range of films, including such international successes as Xavier Dolan’s Cannes award-winning Heartbeats (Les Amours imaginaires) and Denis Villeneveuve’s Incendies, Canada’s Oscar pick in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination.
Quebec films screening as part of the RVCQ Quebec Tour include (*films financed by Telefilm):
2 fois une femme*, from François Delisle
À l’origine d’un cri* from Robin Aubert
Les Amours imaginaires* from Xavier Dolan
Incendies* from Denis Villeneuve
Lucidité Passagère from Fabrice Barrilliet, Nicolas Bolduc, Marie Hélène Panisset and Julien Knafo
Route 132* from Louis Bélanger
Trois temps après la mort d’Anna* from Catherine Martin
The programming also includes a student outreach component to both high school and CEGEP students studying film or fields related to film. Films screened to students include:
Cimetière automobile from Francis Théberge, Daniel Faubert and DJ XL5
Chère Sonya, from Fabien Côté
L’Homme et la bête from Martin Thibaudeau
Jour sans joie from Nicolas Roy
King Chicken from Nicolas Bolduc
OK Gérard from Nathalie Bujold
Playtime from Steven Woloshen
Le Technicien from Simon-Olivier Fecteau
Les poings serrés from Mélissa Beaudet
Mes sœurs musulmanes from Francine Pelletier
La belle visite from Jean-François Caissy
Questions nationales from Roger Boire and Jean-Pierre Roy
Visionnaires planétaires from Sylvie Van Brabant
Miroir Noir from Vincent Morisset
Les fleurs de l’âge from Vincent Biron
Fragments de corps from Mélanie Saumure
Le tiroir et le corbeau from Frédérick Tremblay
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