Official Selection

ANGRY INUK

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 85 min

Director : Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Producers : Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Bonnie Thompson

Plot : This documentary film explores the ancestral practice of seal hunting. As an important aspect of the Inuit lifestyle, the seal hunt has been a subject of controversy. But a new generation of Inuits, with a sense of justice and a special sense of humor, take advantage of social media to challenge opponents to this practice and invite themselves to a conversation about it stake. 

Thursday 21 September : 19h30 / Rex

Saturday 23 September  : 14h / Rex

 

C’EST LE COEUR QUI MEURT EN DERNIER

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 103 min

Director : Alexis Durand-Brault

Producer :  Richard Lalonde

Actors : Gabrielle Sabourin, Denise Filiatrault, Sophie Laurain, Paul Doucet, Geneviève Rioux, Céline Bonnier

Plot : At the age of 47, Julien, writer, finally won recognition from the public and his peers through an autobiographical novel, entitled “C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier”, describing his special relationship with his mother. After cutting ties with her for many years, Julien decides to reconnect with her and redeem for the lost time. With Alzheimer’s disease, she will then ask the unthinkable, to help her put an end to her life. Old, well-buried secrets will then surface and son and mother will face the terrible demons of their past. 

Friday 22 September : 14h / Rex

Friday 22 September : 19h30 / Rex

 

FIRST ROUND DOWN

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 96 min

Directors : Brett M. Butler, Jason G. Butler

Producers : Marina Cordoni, Jason Butler, Brett Butler

Actors : Dylan Bruce, Rachel Wilson, Rob Ramsay

Plot : A former hockey star who has become a hitman returns to his hometown after ten years of absence to care of his younger brother, but his troubled past regain him faster than he can’t deliver pizza.

Saturday 23 September  : 11h / Rex

Saturday 23 September  : 16h30 / Rex

 

NELLY 

Duration : 101 min

Director : Anne Emond

Producers : Nicole Robert

Actors : Mylène Mackay, Marie Claude Guérin, Emmanuel Schwartz

Plot : A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities : writer, lover, hooker and star. Several women in one, navigating between great exaltation and great disenchantment. A film in the image of a violent life and a radical work ; a tribute to a dense writing, chilling and necessary.

(prohibited under 16)

Thursday 21 September : 18h30 / DSN

Saturday 23 September  : 14h30 / DSN

 

PRANK

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 78 min

Director : Vincent Biron

Producers : Vincent Biron, Eric kamala Boulianne, Hany Ouichou, Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin Gagnon

Actors : Etienne Galloy, Constance Massicotte, Simon Pigeon, Alexandre Auger

Plot : Stefie, a tragically banal and lonely teenager, is recruited by Jean-Sé, Martin and Lea to film their bad foolishness daily using his mobile phone. The four acolytes decide to mount a blow that exceeds the magnitude of their previous achievements. But this time, who will be the victim ?

Thursday 21 September : 17h / Rex

Friday 22 September : 21h30 / Rex

 

Tadoussac

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 98 min

Director : Martin Laroche

Producers : Martin Laroche

Actors : Camille Mongeau, Isabelle Blais

Plot : Chloe, 18, fled from her apartment in Montreal. In the middle of winter, she thumbs to Tadoussac, a small tourist village on the North Shore. In exchange for a room, she works at the youth hostel of the place, like many other young travelers. But many Chloe behaviors are strange. Why does she lie about her identity ? What is this house that she constantly spies on ? And who is this Myriam Harvey whom she seeks to know ? 

Friday 22 September : 18h30 / DSN

Saturday 23 September  : 16h30 / DSN

 

THE DEVOUT

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 102 min

Director : Connor Gaston

Producers : Connor Gaston, Amanda Verhagen

Actors : Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Gabrielle Rose, David Nykl, Ryan McDonell

Plot : Inspired by true events, The Devout is about a religious man who realizes that his terminally ill daughter may have had a previous life as an Apollo 1 astronaut. As a devout follower of the teachings of the Bible, he must face his Church, his family and his own beliefs about the idea of reincarnation and the possibility that there may be more to the spirit than what his faith has taught him. 

Thursday 21 September : 21h30 / Rex

Friday 22 September : 17h / Rex

 

WINDOW HORSES

in the presence of a film crew member

Duration : 89 min

Director : Ann-Marie Flemming

Producers : Ann-Marie Flemming, Sandra Oh

Actors : (Animation film)

Plot : Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather be in Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians, all who tell her stories that force her to confront her past; the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of Poetry itself.

Thursday 21 September : 14h30 / DSN

Friday 22 September : 14h30 / DSN