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Afm: TF1 picks up sales on bullying drama '1.54'

Afm: TF1 picks up sales on bullying drama '1.54'
Exclusive: Film starring Xavier Dolan collaborator Antoine Olivier Pilon has just opened in French-speaking Canada to strong reviews and box office.

TF1 Studio (previously TF1 International) has acquired world sales rights for Canadian actor and director Yan England’s bullying drama 1:54.

It is the debut feature film of England who was nominated for an Oscar in 2013 in the best live action short film category for Henry.

Canadian actor Antoine Olivier Pilon, best known internationally for his performance in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, plays 16-year-old Tim, a shy, young man gifted with a natural athletic ability for running.

His time at school has been difficult, however, due to the bullying behaviour of some of his team mates on the school athletics team lead by Jeff and his followers. Sick of feeling like a loser, Tim decides to stand up to Jeff and dethrone him in the 800-metre race, a track event in which Jeff has always championed
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Eight Canadian Films Going to the 15th Pusan Int'l Film Festival

  • The Cultural Post
If you plan to attend to the 15th Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea, have in mind that eight Canadian films will be part of its line-up. The festival will be held from October 7 to 15, 2010.

All the eight Canadian films will be part of the festival's official selection.

World Cinema Program: 2 fois une femme

Director: François Deslile

Starring: Evelyne Rompré, Marc Béland, Étienne Laforge, David Boutin, Michelle Rossignol, Marie Brassard, Alexandre Goyette, Catherine de Léan and Brigitte Pogonat

After having her life threatened by her violent husband one night, Catherine heads for northern Quebec with her son under another identity. Slowly, she rebuilds her confidence and rediscovers who she is while trying to win over her son’s affection. Les amours imaginaires

Director: Xavier Dolan

Starring: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider

The film is about two friends (Xavier Dolan and Monia Chokri) who meet a guy (Niels Schneider) during a party.
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[News] Canadian Films at the 2010 Cannes Film Market

  • The Cultural Post
While Xavier Dolan's Les amours imaginaires and Noah Pink's ZedCrew are competing at the Cannes Film Festival, other Canadian films will be looking for distributors. Now, let's have a look at the Canadian presence at the 2010 Cannes Film Market.

2 fois une femme

Director: François Deslile

Starring: Evelyne Rompré, Marc Béland, Étienne Laforge, David Boutin, Michelle Rossignol, Marie Brassard, Alexandre Goyette, Catherine de Léan and Brigitte Pogonat

After having her life threatened by her violent husband one night, Catherine heads for northern Quebec with her son under another identity. Slowly, she rebuilds her confidence and rediscovers who she is while trying to win over her son’s affection.

Stained

Director: Karen Lam

Starring: Tinsel Korey, Sonja Bennett, Steph Song, Anna Mae Routledge and Stephen Lobo

When Isabelle’s former lover suddenly appears at her shabby bookstore, she is elated and they resume their relationship. Her protective foster sister, Jennifer,
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Season 1 of 'Le gentleman' on DVD on April 20

  • The Cultural Post
Tva Films, a DVD/Blu-Ray distributor, announced that the first season of Le gentleman will come out on DVD on April 20.

For those who were too busy to watch hockey on Thursday nights, Le gentleman is a crime thriller that was aired on Tva, a TV network, during fall 2009.

The show introduces us to Det. Louis Cadieux (David Boutin), a young cop who is an expert in infiltration. On one day, his girlfriend (Marianne Farley) is murdered. While he's leading an investigation of his own, Louis discovers that his girlfriend used to be a deluxe escort. In order to find the killer, he'll infiltrate the milieu of deluxe prostitution. Besides, to make things worse, Louis's partner, Richard Beauvais (Michel Barrette), believes that a serial killer is at large after the discovery of a dead male escort (Charles Bender) in an expensive apartment of Montreal. Are Louis's personal research and Richard's investigation linked together?
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'Le baiser du barbu' In Quebecker Theatres on June 18

  • The Cultural Post
Now that you've seen director Yves Pelletier talk about the story of Le baiser du barbu, his upcoming film, you're going to have a look at the trailer of it. Moreover, I'd like to remind you that Le baiser du barbu will be released in Quebec on June 18.

Synopsis:

The film talks about an actor (David Savard) who is struggling to make a name for himself. After he had grown a beard, his career becomes sucessful and many women are attracted by him. However, this actor's long-time girlfriend (Isabelle Blais) can hardly endure his beard. Moreover, she'll give him an ultimatum: he either chooses her or his beard (i.e. success).

The film also star Louis-José Houde, Ricardo Trogi, David Boutin, Pierre-François Legendre, Bénédicte Décary, Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc, Brigitte Pogonat, Alexis Martin, Benoît Gouin and Claude Larouche.

The producers are Nicole Robert and Martine Beauchemin.
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La ligne brisée (The Broken Line)

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La ligne brisée might look like a film that only relies on the name of its stars. Obviously, after going through the film, we can see that David Boutin and Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, who are both big stars in Quebec, manage to carry with strength the film on their shoulders. However, expect to see some weak points in the storyline.

Sébastien Messier (David Boutin) and Danny Demers (Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge) are two friends who have been in boxing for a while. When Danny comes back to Montreal, Sébastien is preparing for a championship fight. However, their reunion goes awry and breaks their friendship. Five years later, Sébastien has hit the rock bottom and Danny is the world champion. In order to settle a score with Danny, Sébastien will challenge him. Will Danny accept it?

For a labourer who hails from the television industry, Louis Choquette certainly has a promising future ahead of him.
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