Focus on Québec
supported by Saguenay International Short Film Festival
What is it about Canada’s French-speaking province Québec?
Features film starring Xavier Dolan.
The official language of Québec is French, and elements of thought and culture from France endure. Montreal, the biggest city in Québec and second largest city in Canada, strongly supports film production. In 2014, it succeeded in attracting 10 high profile Hollywood film productions. We introduce short films from Québec that overflow with originality.
Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard /Québec, Canada/14:40/Drama/2015
Throughout her life, Rose has followed her passion for dance by using it as her singular method of communication, essential in connecting with her surroundings.
Etienne Desrosiers/Québec, Canada/14:00/Drama/2006
Julian is a melancholic teenager on holiday at the family cottage. Parents, brother, lakeside, and a world that seems out-of-place.
François Leduc/Québec, Canada/12:00/Western/2014
At Del Ciego desert, two gunslingers plagued with bad eye-sight duel in order to avenge the massacre of their family.
Theodore Ushev/Québec, Canada/14:00/Animation/2010
Lipsett Diaries depicts the maelstrom of anguish that tormented famed Canadian experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett, who died prematurely at age 49. Taking the form of a diary, this animated film charts the meanderings of psychological distress, with clashes of images and sounds evoking his descent into depression and madness.
Dominique T Skoltz /Québec, Canada/11:11/Drama/2013
Y2O navigates troubled waters, between suffocation and exaltation, between consummation and relinquishment, between yes and no, from both under the skin and on its surface. In this elastic space-time, suspended outside the real, two inner worlds start to collide.
Émilie Lemay/Québec, Canada/18:48/Drama/2013
At dawn, Catherine follows her father into the woods. Forced to work the family business, she is fed up with the injustice. This little girl’s fierceness and bad temper will lead to the discovery of her true being.
François Jaros/Québec, Canada/5:41/Comedy/2013
Love. Grief. Shock. Denial. Sleeplessness. Bubble bath. Mucus. Masturbation. Pop tart. Pigeons. Toothpaste. Hospital. Fuck. Bye. Hair. Sports. Chicken. Bootie. Kids. Rejection. Squirrels. Cries. Awkward. 95 scenes. 5 minutes. Life's a bitch.