Quebec cinema will be present in force at the 15th Angoulême Francophone Film Festival which begins next Tuesday in the southwest of France.
No less than seven local feature films are part of the program for this event entirely devoted to French-speaking cinema.
The films Arlette (by Mariloup Wolfe) and Noémie dit oui (by Geneviève Albert) have been selected in the official competition of the festival and will compete for the Valois de Diamant, the most prestigious prize of the event.
The comedy Lines of Flight, by Miryam Bouchard and Catherine Chabot, will also have the opportunity to test the French public by being presented in the “Premiers rendez-vous” section.
For this 15th anniversary edition, festival-goers will be able to rediscover several films that have marked the small h history of the festival. A few Quebec feature films were included in this retrospective, including It's not me, I swear! by Philippe Falardeau (Valois d'or in 2009), Catimini by Nathalie Saint-Pierre (Valois d'or in 2012), Weeds by Louis Bélanger (audience award in 2016) and 1:54by Yan England (prize of the best actor in 2016).
Quebec filmmaker Sébastien Pilote (Maria Chapdelaine, The Salesman) will be part of the festival's jury , chaired this year by French actor André Dussollier.
The 15th edition of the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival will take place from August 23 to 28.
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