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CinémaTuesdays
New Cinéma Québécois
Tuesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2011
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Co-presented with Le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
Supported in part by the Délégation Générale du Québec à New York

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Screening Schedule
Tue, Nov 1: Heartbeats, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, Nov 8: All That She Wants, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, Nov 8: Director Denis Côté presents Curling, 7pm
Tue, Nov 15: Daddy Goes Ptarmigan Hunting, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, Nov 15: Yule Croak, 7:30pm
Tue, Nov 22: Sophie Lavoie; Vital Signs, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, Nov 29: Encirclement—Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, Nov 29: Nicolas Roy presents It is Nothing; Maxime Giroux presents Jo pour Jonathan, 7pm

Quebec cinema is exploding on the world stage with films like Xavier Dolan’s I Killed My Mother (2009), a César nominee, gaining attention at film festivals around the world.

In collaboration with the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal and to mark the Festival’s 40th anniversary, FIAF offers a month of films from Quebec. Co-curated with Festival programmer Daniel Karolewicz, this series brings some of Quebec’s best contemporary films to New York City.

The month features visits by director Denis Côté, who presents Curling on November 8, and Maxime Giroux, who presents Jo pour Jonathan on November 29.

CinémaTuesdays
Heartbeats
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Heartbeats
Les amours imaginaires

Xavier Dolan, 2010. Color. 95 min.
With Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider,
Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval
In French with English subtitles

A startlingly assured debut from 21-year-old writer/director/star Dolan, Heartbeats finds two friends (Dolan and Chokri) besotted with the same young man (Scheider), whose silence about his sexuality only fuels their pursuit in this Jules and Jim-like tale.

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CinémaTuesdays
All That She Wants
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
12:30 & 4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

All That She Wants
Elle veut le chaos

Denis Côté, 2008. B&W. 105 min.
With Ève Duranceau, Nicolas Canuel,
Laurent Lucas, Réjean Lefrançois
In French with English subtitles

Winner of the Silver Leopard for Best Director at Locarno, Côté’s third film chronicles teenaged Coralie’s adjustment to the absence of her mother, removed from their home due to mental instability. With ex-cons and bandits populating her neighborhood, Coralie craves safe haven from the present-day violence and past secrets.

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Special Screening
& Meet the Director

Denis Côté
presents Curling

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
7pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Curling
Denis Côté, 2010. Color. 96 min.
With Emmanuel Bilodeau, Philomène Bilodeau,
Roc LaFortune, Sophie Desmarais
In French with English subtitles

Post-screening Q&A with director Denis Côté, moderated by Daniel Karolewicz, co-curator of this series and programming coordinator of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.

A real-life father and daughter form the gripping emotional anchor of Côté’s lauded fifth film, set in the remote countryside of Quebec. Their affectionate yet isolated existence creates a complicated, at times painful reliance on each other, revealed in moments both anxious and tender.

Review
“The streak continues for Acadian director Denis Côté, whose tender, troubling drama is maybe his most beautifully controlled piece to date.”—Eye Weekly

Special thanks to New Yorker Films. Curling will be released in theaters in 2011.

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CinémaTuesdays
Daddy Goes
Ptarmigan Hunting

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
12:30 & 4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Daddy Goes Ptarmigan Hunting
Papa à la chasse aux lagopèdes

Robert Morin, 2008. Color. 91 min.
With François Papineau, Sylvie Moreau,
Georges Aubin, Ben Gibson
In French with English subtitles

A criminal on the run in the taiga of northern Quebec uses a video camera to record a series of confessions, apologies, and musings intended for his young daughters. Papineau ’s galvanizing performance, which occupies most of the film, is a deft spectacle of acting, as repentance and punishment take many forms.

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CinémaTuesdays
Yule Croak
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Yule Croak
Petit Pow! Pow! Noël

Robert Morin, 2005. Color. 91 min.
With André Morin, Robert Morin
In French with English subtitles

As in Daddy Goes Ptarmigan Hunting, director Morin uses the immediacy of characters documenting their own actions as a means of creating impactful emotional intimacy. Here, a man stalks his father in a nursing home in an effort to try (and, ultimately, execute) him for the sins committed against their family.

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Short & Feature
Sophie Lavoie
and Vital Signs

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Sophie Lavoie
Anne Émond, 2009. B&W. 8 min.
With Catherine de Léan, Émile Proulx-Cloutier
In French with English subtitles

A single shot documents a young woman (de Léan) answering questions for a patient consultation. Though unfamiliar with her interviewer, the woman slowly, movingly reveals her past, her beliefs, and what has brought her to this appointment. This short film’s simplicity is belied by its remarkable depth of character.

Review
“With great intimacy and attention to detail, Émond embraces minimalism in a single take to enhance every nuance of Catherine De Léan’s stunning performance as the title character.”—Toronto International Film Festival

Vital Signs
Les signes vitaux

Sophie Deraspe, 2009. Color. 88 min.
With Marie-Hélène Bellavance, Francis Ducharme,
Suzanne St-Michel, Marie Brassard
In French with English subtitles

The death of her mother compels Simone to pursue a new direction in life—which she decides will take the form of helping those in hospice care. Yet her friend Boris sees this shift as a means of running from her loss and pushes her to confront her own tragedy.

Review
"Unflinching, the beauty here is stripped naked and true. Superb acting and cinematography."—John Griffin, The Montreal Gazette

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CinémaTuesdays
Encirclement—
Neo-Liberalism
Ensnares Democracy

Tuesday November 29, 2011
12:30 & 4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

L'encerclement—La démocratie dans
les rets du néolibéralisme

Richard Brouillette, 2008. B&W. 160 min.
With Noam Chomsky, Ignacio Ramonet,
Normand Baillargeon, Susan George
In French with English subtitles

A long-time supporter of Quebec documentary and feature filmmaking, Richard Brouillette here offers a thoroughly researched and engaging look at what he calls “the globalization of a system of thought.” Combining archival footage with new interviews with theorists, policy advisors, and economists, Encirclement is an exhaustive examination of the rise of neo-liberalism.

Reviews
“The film refrains from any propaganda, emotionality or didactic hankering after effects - Brouillette succeeds in remaining purely documentary. The film achieves its particular depth and integrity not least by giving equal time on the podium to some of the most eloquent representatives of Neo-Liberalism and Libertarianism."—Vanity Fair

“A cogent attempt to bring related ideas to cinematic life, and an antidote to sound bite documentaries in general.”
—The New York Times

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Meet the Directors
Nicolas Roy
presents It is Nothing
and Maxime Giroux
presents Jo pour Jonathan

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Directors Nicolas Roy and Maxime Giroux will participate in a Q&A session after the screening of their two movies.

It is Nothing
Ce n'est rien

Nicolas Roy, 2011. Color. 14 min.
With Martin Dubreuil, Eloise Bisson,
Danielle Fichaud, Aline White
In French with English subtitles

A routine day in the life of a single father and daughter turns suddenly catastrophic, leaving a family in tatters.

Jo pour Jonathan
Maxime Giroux, 2010. Color. 81 min.
With Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Raphaël Lacaille,
Vanessa Pilon, Jean-Alexandre Létourneau
In French with English subtitles

Jo adores his older brother Jonathan, following him wherever their delinquent, desolate lives take them. When tragedy strikes at an illegal car race, his devotion to his brother is pushed to unbearable extremes, as Jo must now decide if he is living for himself or the specter of someone else.

Review
“Giroux’s take on listless youngsters faced with tragedy and issues of responsibility is clearly indebted to Gus Van Sant in terms of both aesthetics and themes, but has enough individuality and directorial flair to stand on its own.”—Variety

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Venue
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy

New York State Council on the Arts a State agency

American Airlines

Curated by Marie Losier and Daniel Karolewicz

Co-presented with Le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
Supported in part by the Délégation Générale du Québec à New York.

Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Daniel Karolewicz, and Philippe Gajan.

Cinema programs at FIAF are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties

FIAF Fall 2011 is sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Institut français; the Florence Gould Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; National Endowment for the Arts; Robert de Rothschild

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