Thursday, June 30, 2011
Olivier Masset-Depasse's Illégal, which comes out tomorrow in Montreal, probably won the SACD Award during the Directors' Fortnight at last year's Cannes International Film Festival more for the issue it addresses than its substance.
|Starring:||Anne Coesens, Alexandre Golntcharov and Esse Lawson|
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Monday, June 27, 2011
This insane laughfest depicting a British teen street gang defending their block against an alien invasion became an overnight sensation after its launch at SXSW in April. Co-produced by Edgar Wright, starring Nick Frost and featuring some of the funniest moments you'll encounter anywhere this year - on or off this planet. Quebec Premiere.
Fantasia veteran Sivertson (THE LOST, I KNOW WHO KILLED ME), will be returning to Montreal for the World Premiere of his latest knockout, BRAWLER, set in the world of extreme fighting, starring and co-produced by Marc Senter (RED WHITE & BLUE, THE LOST). World Premiere hosted by Director Chris Sivertson and Actors/Co-producers Nathan Grubbs and Marc Senter.
From the cult director of such bizarre greats as MEATBALL MACHINE and BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL comes... something best experience without spoilers! World Premiere hosted by Director Yudai Yamaguchi, Producer Yoshinori Chiba and Actor Tak Sakaguchi.
The feature directorial debut from gifted New Zealand visual effects artist Campion (the LORD OF THE RINGS and NARNIA films, CLASH OF THE TITANS remake) is an intense occult thriller taking place in WW2 on the eve of D-Day, with a single soldier uncovering a Nazi plot to conjure supernatural forces with which to win the war. A satanic Nazi chamber piece featuring three characters and bottomless tension. North American Premiere hosted by Director, Screewriter and Executive Producer Paul Campion and Actors Matt Sunderland and Karlos Drinkwater.
The working relationship of longtime collaborators To & Ka-Fai is best known internationally for their gonzo action thrillers (RUNNING ON KARMA) and more taut, character-based work (MAD DETECTIVE), but this time out, they tackle the romantic comedy, with surprising results. Opening film of the 2011 Hong Kong International Film Festival. North American Premiere.
Taking place in a labyrinthine city where many individuals are looking for a mystical door that could lead them to a better world, this promising genre film from a visionary director explores the theme of urban alienation while remaining a poignant piece of cinema that will audiences breathless. Splendid and cerebral, EXIT opens the door for a distinctive new voice in fantastic cinema. World Premiere, hosted by Director Marek Polgar and Screenwriter Martyn Pedler.
This film hits levels of intensity that are absolutely exhilarating. Think CLIFFHANGER with characters you actually care about, fuelled with the adrenaline and panic of THE DESCENT. Bafta-nominated director Gilbey (RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER) trained himself in rock climbing in preparation to shoot this film the right way, and does it ever show. The imagery, stunts and staging he manages here will suck the breath clean out of your lungs. Winner of Jury Awards for Best Feature and Best Director when it launched at ActionFest earlier this year, it stars Melissa George. Canadian Premiere, hosted by Director, Screenwriter and Editor Julian Gilbey.
Opening this year's edition of Fantasia's Camera Lucida section, LOVE is a marvel. Rebuking the current conventions of science-fiction cinema coming from Hollywood with a cerebral approach to the genre closer to Kubrick's 2001, it questions Man's place in the universe through a fascinating tale that alternate between two distinct epochs, a violent past and an uncertain future. Produced by Angels & Airwaves (the alt-rock effort led by Blink-182's Tom DeLonge) LOVE conjures pictorial perfection, promising to be an unforgettable experience. International Premiere, hosted by Director, Writer, Cinematographer and Production Designer William Eubank, Actor Gunner Wright and Executive Producer Mark Eaton.
In recent years, Sweden has begun emerging as a country to watch when it comes to hypnotic, adult genre filmmaking, and MARIANNE continues this pathway. A guilt-ridden father, grieving over the death of a wife he had been cheating on, finds himself haunted by more than his conscience in this eerie, character-driven supernatural horror film. World Premiere hosted by Director, Screenwriter and Producer Filip Tegstedt.
Japan's maniacal master of movie magic Takashi Miike has banged out about three films a year over the last two decades, from ultraviolent yakuza pictures through off-kilter genre pastiches to, well, possibly his most brutal, bash-'em-up work yet. That's right, maestro of mayhem Miike's gone and made a kiddie flick again! It merits its three exclamation points and rates five razor-sharp ninja stars out of five! Canadian Premiere, hosted by Distributor Shochiku.
Israel's first horror feature is all about subverting expectations as a blood-soaked black comedy/horror/thriller that understands the genre conventions and uses them as sleight-of-hand to deliver one surprise after another like a twist-ripped celluloid corkscrew ground into your skull. A major hit at the Tribeca Film Festival, RABIES is heaps of misanthropic fun, with spikes of social commentary and a surprisingly affecting sense of tragedy stabbed into the mix for maximum potency. Canadian Premiere. Hosted by Co-Directors and Screenwriters Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales.
Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton star as a couple who journey to an island retreat in order to heal recently-opened wounds. They are completely isolated from the world. Alone. That is, until a blood-spattered man (Jamie Bell) washes ashore with terrible news of an airborne plague sweeping across Europe. A brilliantly-staged slow-burn thriller that builds to absolutely ferocious horror, RETREAT is one of this year's strongest discoveries. World Premiere hosted by Director Carl Tibbetts.
Santa Claus is coming to town, and that's bad news for everyone in this stylish Dutch oddity from the maker of THE LIFT. SAINT is a very Dutch horror film, packed with many Christmas stockings full of local flavor and bizarre terror sequences. Meanwhile, the moments with SAINT's teen protagonists have the feel of an '80s Wes Craven film, making for a very fun death dance in horror's global melting pot! Canadian Premiere.
An inspired hybrid of musical comedy, classical fairy tale and pinku eiga (Japanese softcore sex film), UNDERWATER LOVE may well be the most oddball entry in Fantasia's schedule this year (and that's saying something!). Features gorgeous cinematography by Wong Kar-Wai's regular Director of Photography Christopher Doyle. Sweet, kooky, sexy and completely feel good, this UFO of a film is truly something to be cherished. Canadian Premiere.
Beneath the city of Berlin is an extraordinary network of abandoned bunkers and tunnels, shadowy remnants of the Nazi era. This film - one of the most unsettling that you will find in our 2011 lineup - opens with four young urban explorers from different countries meeting up at a Berlin nightclub, beneath which is rumored to be a pathway of catacombs that lead to a legendary Third Reich bunker. They descend into the tunnels and.... We won't reveal another beat! North American Premiere.
You are about to encounter what very well may be the single most successful H.P. Lovecraft adaptation ever to lick fear across a screen. Shot with an aesthetic, production design and performance style angled to emulate the feel of a '30s/'40s Universal horror film - without falling into camp - WHISPERER arrives like shadows out of time, a discovered relic from another dimension. A genuinely scary film and a hellishly great time. Canadian Premiere.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Mike Mills's Beginners deals with homosexuality. He offers a rather sharp character study, but his analysis is sometimes close from drowning into a sea of anecdotes.
|Starring:||Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent|
Thursday, June 23, 2011
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After the disaster of X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fox brings the X-Men franchise back on the right track.
Ashley Miller, Zack Stenz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer
|Starring:||James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Rose Byrne|
A lone Mountie has come to town to clean up the crime and corruption after finding an innocent man dead. As he sets up home, in town, he discovers endless amounts of illegal activity taking place behind closed doors. Once he uncovers the men behind the crimes he prepares to take them down one by one in the most vicious showdown this town has ever seen.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Bande-annonce de 'Laurentie' par theculturalpost
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Bande-annonce de 'Café de Flore' (2011) par theculturalpost
1. Best dramatic TV series:
* Les rescapés.
* Prozac, La Maladie Du Bonheur.
2. Best soap opera:
* La promesse.
3. Best comedy series:
* La galère.
* Les Parent.
* Mauvais Karma.
* Penthouse 5-0.
* Tout sur moi.
4. Best actor in a dramatic TV series:
* Claude Legault in 19-2.
* Réal Bossé in 19-2.
* Roy Dupuis in Les rescapés.
* Luc Picard in Malenfant.
* Éric Bruneau in Toute la vérité.
5. Best actress in a dramatic TV series:
* Maude Guérin in Belle-Baie.
* Guylaine Tremblay in Les rescapés.
* Julie McClemens in Malenfant.
* Isabelle Blais in Prozac, la maladie du bonheur.
* Maude Guérin in Toute la vérité.
6. Best actor in a soap opera:
* Sébastien Delorme in La promesse.
* Bernard Fortin in Providence.
* Hugo Dubé in Providence.
* Normand d'Amour in Yamasca.
* Denis Bernard in Yamaska.
7. Best actress in a soap opera:
* Marie-Chantal Perron in Destinées.
* Michèle-Barbara Pelletier in La promesse.
* Monique Mercure in Providence.
* Élise Guilbault in Yamaska.
* Chantal Fontaine in Yamaska.
8. Best actor in a comedy series:
* François Papineau in La grande bataille.
* Luc Senay in La grande bataille.
* Daniel Brière in Les Parent.
* Rémi-Pierre Paquin in Mauvais Karma.
* Éric Bernier in Tout sur moi.
9. Best actress in a comedy series:
* Anne Casabonne in La galère.
* Geneviève Rochette in La galère.
* Anne Dorval in Les Parent.
* Julie Le Breton in Mauvais Karma.
* Isabelle Vincent in Penthouse 5-0.
10. Best supporting actor in a dramatic TV series:
* Sylvain Marcel in 19-2.
* Benz Antoine in 19-2.
* Louis-Philippe Dandenault in 19-2.
* Benoît Girard in Les rescapés.
* François Chénier in Malenfant.
11. Best supporting actress in a dramatic series:
* Véronique Beaudet in 19-2.
* Catherine Bérubé in 19-2.
* Céline Bonnier in Les rescapés.
* France Castel in Prozac, la maladie du bonheur.
* Julie Le Breton in Toute la vérité.
12. Best supporting actor in a soap opera:
* Claude Prégent in L'auberge du chien noir.
* Germain Houde in La promesse.
* Robert Toupin in La promesse.
* Stéphane Brulotte in La promesse.
* Michel Dumont in Yamaska.
13. Best supporting actress in a soap opera:
* Brigitte Lafleur in Bienvenue aux dames.
* Pierrette Robitaille in La grande bataille.
* Marilyse Bourke in Mauvais Karma.
* Geneviève Brouillette in Mauvais Karma.
* Brigitte Paquette in Penthouse 5-0.
14. Best director for a dramatic series:
* Podz for 19-2.
* Claude Desrosiers for Les rescapés.
* Ricardo Trogi for Malenfant.
* Lyne Charlebois for Toute la vérité.
* Brigitte Couture for Toute la vérité.
15. Best director for a soap opera:
* Richard Lalumière for Destinées.
* Paul Carrière for Destinées.
* Stéphane Beaudoin for La promesse.
* Régent Bourque for Providence.
* Louise Forest and Richard Lahaie for Yamaska.
16. Best director for a comedy series:
* Sophie Lorain for La galère.
* Alexis Durant-Brault for La galère.
* Louis Saïa for Les Boys.
* Claude Desrosiers for Penthouse 5-0.
* Stéphane Lapointe for Tout sur moi.
17. Best writing for a dramatic series:
* Joanne Arseneau, Réal Bossé and Claude Legault - 19-2 (episode 3).
* Joanne Arseneau, Réal Bossé, Danielle Dansereau and Claude Legault - 19-2 (episode 9).
* Frédéric Ouellet - Les rescapés.
* Claude Paquette - Malenfant.
* Bernard Dansereau, Patrick Lowe and Annie Piérard - Toute la vérité.
18. Best writing for a comedy series:
* Renée-Claude Brazeau - La galère.
* François Bernier, Jacques Davidts, Jean-François Léger, Jean Pelletier and Mélissa Veilleux - Les Parent.
* Isabelle Langlois - Mauvais Karma.
* Richard Blaimert - Penthouse 5-0.
* Stéphane Bourguignon - Tout sur moi.
19. Best writing for a soap opera:
* Danielle Trottier - La promesse.
* Chantal Cadieux - Providence.
* Anne Boyer and Michel d'Astous - Yamaska.
20. Best special comic show:
* Bye Bye 2010.
* Gérard aux pays des merveilles.
* Infoman 2010.
* La classique de la LNI.
* Messmer, drôlement mystérieux.
21. Best comic show:
* 3600 secondes d'extase.
* Et Dieu créa... Laflaque.
* Les appendices.
* LOL ;-).
22. Best variety show:
* 4e Concerto - André Mathieu.
* Belle et Bum.
* En direct de l'univers.
* Les enfants de la télé.
* Spectacle de la fête nationale dans la capitale - édition 2010.
23. Best talk show:
* Bons baisers de France.
* Le verdict.
* Les grandes entrevues.
* On prend toujours un train pour la vie.
* Tout le monde en parle.
24. Best game show:
* L'union fait la force.
* Le cercle.
* Le moment de vérité.
* Taxi payant.
25. Best reality show:
* Les chefs!.
* Ma maison Rona.
* Un souper presque parfait.
26. Best cultural magazine:
* Mange ta ville.
27. Best social interest magazine:
* Club social.
* Des kiwis et des hommes.
* Le code Chastenay.
* Les francs-tireurs.
* Second regard.
28. Best service magazine:
* Job de bras.
* La vie en vert.
* Le cuisinier rebelle.
* Légitime dépense.
29. Best public affairs show:
* Huis clos.
* Tout le monde en parlait.
* Une heure sur terre.
30. Best biography or profile:
* L'art en action.
* La bête volumineuse.
* Les dames en bleu.
* Quand je serai vieille, je rangerai mon stylo.
* Roger Pelerin, là où l'on s'arrête en passant.
31. Best documentary: Society:
* Aimer son enfant malgré tout.
* La part d'ombre.
* Terre d'accueil... 30 ans plus tard.
* Vous n'aimez pas la vérité - 4 jours à Guantanamo.
32. Best documentary: Culture:
* Bull's Eye, un peintre à l'affût.
* Les murs du son.
* Roméo Savoie - La peinture au corps.
* Se souvenir des cendres, regards sur Incendies.
* Zed à Tokyo.
33. Best documentary: Nature and sciences:
* Aliens des fonds marins.
* Catastrophe écologique dans le golfe du Mexique.
* La reine malade.
* La Terre perd le Nord.
34. Best documentary series:
* La ruée vers l'or.
* Le sexe autour du monde.
* Naufragés des villes.
* Urbania: Le Québec en 12 lieux.
35. Best Youth Series:
* Toc toc toc.
* Une grenade avec ça?.
* Vrak la Vie!.
36. Best Youth Variety Show:
* Fan Club.
* Karv, l'anti-gala 2010.
* Mixmania 2.
37. Best sport show:
* Football universitaire.
* La coupe du monde FIFA Afrique du Sud 2010.
* Le tour de France 2010.
* Tellement Sport.
38. Best animation series:
* 3 et moi.
* Petit lapin blanc.
* Vie de quartier.
* Walter et Tandoori.
Full list of nominees
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Blaise Dumas, war correspondent, covers an armed conflict in Eastern Europe. When he wakes from a temporary coma in his home town of Quebec City, Blaise discovers that his long time collaborator and photographer has not come back with him. He then sets out to recapture the events that led to his friend's disappearance and his own narrow escape from the war zone.
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A raw portrait of Esther and Leib, a couple who met when escaping Europe, as they reflect on the passing years and each other.
Tasked with making a video portrait of her family, a young filmmaker plants a hidden camera, capturing a vision of her family that is far different from anything she imagined.
Documenting the parallel lives of two sisters surviving a long, cold winter in Montreal.
After Matt and his friends are dissed in the schoolyard by a group of girls, they set to work on an elaborate and merciless plan for revenge.
New Year's Eve. Boy meets girl. A film about unprotected sex, destiny and soul music.
Eighteen years after disappearing without a trace, Cornelius Rawlings returns to his family's farm. While his parents are long deceased, Cornelius's brothers continue to live in isolation on this forgotten piece of land. Ezra is a freak for two things: cleanliness and Jesus. Amos is a self-taught artist who fetishizes sports and Satan. Although back home, Cornelius is still distant. In between challenging strangers to one-on-one games, he huffs and drinks the days away. The family's high-school sports demons show up one day in the guise of a plumber and a pretty girl. Only a mysterious drifter can redeem their souls on 4th and goal.