Official Selection 2018

DON’T TALK TO IRENE

in the presence of a film crew member

  

Duration : 82 min

Director : Pat Mills

Producers : Alyson Richards, Mike McMillan

Actors : Michelle McLeod, Geena Davis, Bruce Gray, Scott Thompson, Anastasia Phillips, Deborah Grover…

Plot :  When Irene – the fattest girl in high school – gets suspended, she must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home. Following her passion for cheerleading, she secretly signs up the senior residents to audition for a talent-search reality show to prove that you don’t need to be physically “perfect” to be perfectly AWESOME.

Friday 23 March: 7.30 pm / Rex

Saturday 24 March: 11 am / Rex

INDIAN HORSE

in the presence of a film crew member

  

Duration : 100 min

Director : Stephen S. Campanelli

Producers : Paula Devonshire, Trish Dolman, Christine Haebler 

Actors :  Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit …

Plot :  Follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles sterotypes and alcoholism. 

Friday 23 March : 16h30 / Rex

Sunday 25 March : 11h / Rex

 

LA PART DU DIABLE

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration :  102 min

Director : Luc Bourdon

Producers : Colette Loumède 

Plot : The devil’s share proposes a singular and new look at the Quiet Revolution during the 1970s.

Friday 23 March: 21h00 / DSN

Saturday 24 March: 14h30 / DSN 

 

LES FAUX TATOUAGES

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration :  87 min

Director :  Pascal Plante

Producers : Katerine Lefrançois,  Caroline Gaudette

Actors : Anthony Therrien, Rose-Marie Perreault, Lysandre Nadeau,  Brigitte Poupart

Plot : Théo celebrates his 18th birthday alone, getting drunk with cheap beers and the adrenaline of a brutal punk rock show. There he meets Mag, a colourful teenager who invites him to spend the night with her. From this fortuitous encounter is born an idyll without a label with the imminent departure of Théo, who is forced to leave Montreal to start anew in a small town, far from a past marked by guilt and remorse.

Saturday 24 March: 14h00 / Rex

Sunday 25 March: 16h30 / Rex

 

BOOST

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 102  min

Director :  Darren Curtis

Producers :  Frederic Bohbot et Kieran Crilly

Actors : Nabil Rajo, Jahmil French, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

Plot : Hakeem is the teenage son of east African immigrant parents living in Montreal’s tough Parc-Ex neighbourhood. Along with his best friend Anthony ‘A-Mac’ McDonald, the two work at Hakeem’s uncle’s car wash ’spotting’ luxury sports cars for a local crime syndicate to make extra money. A-Mac eventually persuades Hakeem to boost a car on their own leading to a windfall of cash that has dire consequences down the road – forcing Hakeem to make a life altering decision and define the type of man he will become.

Friday 23 March: 14h00 / Rex

Friday 23 March: 19h30 / Rex

 

PREMIERES ARMES

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration :  106 min

Director : Jean-François Caissy

Producers :  Johanne Bergeron 

 Plot : Initiated in an intensive 12-week training program, young civilians are gradually being transformed into soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces. Little broken at the pace of military life, this disparate cohort of men and women must adapt to a world governed by its own rules and values. In an austere and disciplined environment, these recruits learn a trade with a mixture of apprehension and enthusiasm. Now, in their eyes, the group is more important than the individual and the country takes precedence over itself.

Saturday 24 March: 16h30 / Rex

Sunday 25 March: 14h / Rex 

ZACHARY RICHARD, TOUJOURS BATAILLEUR

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 80 min

Director :Phil Comeau

Producers : Jean-Claude Bellefeuille

Plot : Renowned Cajun singer Zachary Richard is on a quest to understand why Acadians and Cajuns are a resilient people and how the Acadian identity is relevant today. He traces the journey of his ancestors Richard and Boudreau in the Maritime provinces of Canada. Zachary then travels to Louisiana to explore what has been kept in the culture since their arrival two centuries ago. Will he be capable of coming to terms with his past, to forgive, and look towards the futur?

Friday 23 March: 18h30 / DSN

Sunday 25 March: 14h30 / DSN