Created in 1982 to celebrate film production in the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois film festival is back with its 32nd annual edition on Thursday (February 20).
“Between the first reel and the last, we will show another 318 works, including more than a hundred premieres,” says festival director Dominique Dugas.
An innovation to this year’s festival is the possibility to not only see films in a cinema but also through television, the Internet and mobile applications.
This year the festival opens with the world premiere of the film Miraculum, the fourth feature film of Podz (Daniel Grou). It stars Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, Gabriel Sabourin, Marylin Castonguay, Gilbert Sicotte in an ensemble film about a plane crash, a survivor and a nurse who’s a Jehovah’s Witness.
The festival wraps up on March 1 with another world premiere, the Simon Beaulieu documentary Miron : un homme revenu d’en dehors du monde on Quebec poet Gaston Miron using archive footage to highlight Miron’s poetry.
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois website – www.rvcq.com