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While Canadians are days away from hitting the polls to determine the next government, Chloé Robichaud, the filmmaker who broke out with her Cannes Un Certain Regard selected Sarah Prefers to Run is trading the athletic podium for….the political one. Among the new generation of French Canadian female filmmakers, her sophomore effort entitled Pays has its cast in place and is ready to roll. First-timer Nathalie Doummar is joined by Macha Grenon, Yves Jacques, Rémy Girard and Alexandre Landry (Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle) are among those to join the project. To be readied for 2016, the pic is produced by La Boîte à Fanny’s Fanny-Laure Malo (Sarah préfère la course), Item 7’s Pierre Even et Marie-Claude Poulin (Brooklyn) and Morag Loves Company’s Barbara Doran (The Grand Seduction).
Gist: Not imagining herself as a candidate in the federal election, 25 year-old Félixe (Nathalie Doummar) has more difficulty coming to terms after winning her riding. »
- Eric Lavallee
Richard Wolfe’s Breaking Glass Pictures has taken U.S. rights to “Love in the Time of Civil War,” which, sold by Matteo Lovadina’s Paris-based Reel Suspects, has also closed Italy (Open Reel), France (Optimale) and the U.K. (Tla), the last two territories in the final run-up to this week’s European Film Market.
Directed by Montreal’s Rodrigue Jean, whose “Lost Song” won best Canadian feature at the 2008 Toronto Festival, docudrama “Love in the Time of Civil War” centers on Alex, a young addict who sells his body in Montreal. Along with Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Eric and Velma, he’s caught up in a spiral of compulsion, hostage to society’s market logic, shuffling from one dingy apartment to the next, where desire »
- John Hopewell
2 items from 2015
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