Today starts the first Film Exhibition of Canadian Cinema in Colombia


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Today starts the first film exhibition of Canadian Cinema in Colombia with focus in Quebec. 21 movies and 1 retrospective include this event.

This Canadian Film exhibition has joined the celebration of the 150 years of its foundation. The event will be in 5 cities and will extend until 5th of July, 2017.

Besides features films, programming has added a dozen of short films by “Wapikoni Mobile”, an initiative whose goal is to promote the local talent with young indigenous.

Focus

There are eight feature films with a focus in Quebec. These films can reflect the cultural richness and versatility of films developed in that region nowadays. Titles are: “Sleeping Giant”; “Our Loved Ones”; Nelly; “La pasión d’Augustine”; “Theater of Life”; “Le Mirage”; “The Son Of Jean”; and “Paul”. All are fresh productions released in 2015 onwards and some of them have participated in film festivals like Cannes (Sleeping Giant) and San Sebastian (Theater of Life).

Retrospective

The director and screenwriter Louis Bélangert visits the country. Bélanger is one of the representative figures on Canadian Cinema with six films, the last one “Bad Seeds” premiered last year and with more than a dozen of nominations and two prizes for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor at the Prix Iris that took place at the beginning of this month in Quebec. His long career with more than 20 years of experience includes also several shorts and some participations as actor. He has told drama and comic stories. Louis Bélanger will share with audience about all his experience with a masterclass tomorrow.

Idols



Without doubt another contemporary figure of Canadian cinematography is the young director Xavier Dolan who surprised the world with his solid directorial debut “I Killed My Mother”. Since then, he has shown complex universes, where there are hard and extreme relationship between mothers and sons or another filial one. The Canadian Film Exhibition in Colombia will show three or his seven films as director: “Laurence Anyways”; “Mommy”; and “Just La Fin du Monde”.

New Classics

The extensive Canadian cinematography is on a par with best productions from Hollywood, England and France. Several of its productions from 2000s and this decade that is running have become in “New Classics”- the title of this section-, for their technical quality and powerful narrative that have been recognized internationally. In this category there are five titles: “Maps to the stars” (2014); “Monsieur Lazhar” (2011); “Les invasions barbares” (2003); “Inch’Allah” (2012); and Gabrielle (2013).

The Canadian Exhibition 2017 is taking place in five Colombian cities: Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla and Pereira.


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