Introducing a cast of first time actors and survivors of war who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative, Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find the local public pool in their new Canadian city.
Damien Nadeau-Daneau, a young filmaker, is unable to finish a movie he started with french actor Denis Lavant. Indebted, he’s working at a post-production company, far from his artistic ideals. On the eve of his 33rd birthday, he is self-centered, unsatisfied, and lost in his own life. With no drama of his own, he is confronted with that of others who he meets over the course of his life. He will discover that reality is way more interesting than fiction.
An astrophysicist (Marion) and an extraterrestrial (Thomas) are in love. Tomorrow, they must say goodbye. It’s the price they must pay to free Thomas from the horrible affliction he is suffering from on Earth. Thomas will leave our world and return to his planet. Marion accompanies him to the point of no return.
For twenty years, the programVoces del Secuestrohas allowed family members to send radio messages that they hope will reach their loved ones kidnapped in the Amazon jungle. This is an experimental documentary that pairs these radio messages with abstract portraits of the Colombian landscape.
Benjamin and Nicole are on their first date together. While Nicole is burning her diner, lost in her monologue about the fact that the world is full of individualists, Benjamin has trouble keeping focus on what she tells him. He has his own struggle, which is a strong foot fetish that feeds his imagination. He tries to stop thinking about Nicole’s feet, which is not easy at all.
Hilarion is a Poetic documentary revealing the encounter between a father and his son separated for more than 20 years.
The unspoken, past and paternal love are part of this new encounter, through a poetic and immersive approach.
An occasionally high-strung but thoroughly charming 84-year-old transgender lothario takes us on a rollercoaster ride where humour, manipulation and nostalgia are meticulously woven through the colourful memories of his love life and the emancipation of an LGBT community, while the presence of the camera confronts him with the harsh reality of aging.
A man is drawn into the footsteps of the historic Haitian slave leader Mackandal. Following a man trapped in a curse which started centuries ago, this modern fable folds accounts of the past with the resilience of the present.
Montreal, McGill University. Corridors lead a man towards the folds of his conscience. Is it the subject of a neurological experiment? A documentary? A fiction? What secret makes him look so desperate for an outing?
In Quebec, Mexico and Asia, three sensitive souls heed the call of the images and melodies that haunt their days and nights. Moved at once by loss, yearning, and longing, Eliane, Romes and his father Pablo decide to take action before it is too late. Whatever the risks, they must let their dreams take flight.
Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer to collapse. Tethered to one another, their getaway dreams are kept on a suffocatingly short leash.
A man decides to lose himself in the Death Valley desert. While on his journey, he encounters a woman who accompanies him on his quest. As they embark deeper into the desert, heat and fever push them to extreme, psychological limits.
Koroviev, a police officer who teaches poetry in a brigade of police poets, is in search of a precious Bible annotated by Pierre Maheu, the captain of the St. Elias, a legendary ship. His quest leads him to befriend a young thief who introduces him to a mysterious woman named Coriandre.
A mysterious meeting in an underground parking lot; a funeral for a woman who has been missing for years; an actor pretending to be the private investigator who discovered her body—noting is as it seems in this intimate portrait of what can happen to a family in the midst of loss and personal tragedy.