CINÉFRANCO welcomes La tournée du cinéma québécois in Toronto
April 21, 22 and 23
Carlton Cinema, 120 Carlton Street (College Subway)
Tickets $10 Cash only
Copyright © 2016 Cinefranco
With actresses Émilie Bibeau and Julianne Côté in attendance
Thirty-five year old Max is a prisoner of his own past. Since the death of his parents seven years ago, all he does is hang out in the living room of his small apartment watching hockey games with his girlfriend Julie and his childhood friends, or desultorily managing the hockey card store that he inherited from his parents. But when Julie suddenly decides to leave him, Max is forced to re-evaluate the way he’s been living. And thus begins a long interior journey filled with obstacles and bad decisions, at the end of which Max will have to begin mourning his father, stop looking backward toward the past, and finally face the future.
Between the first Montreal Canadians match of the 2009-2010 season and the last, against the Philadelphia Flyers seven months later, Max will have to deal with the return of his sister Nathalie, who has been in exile since the death of their parents, and the insecurity of his best friend Phil as he enters into a stormy relationship with Nathalie. Above all, and with the help of his other old friends Richard and François, Max will have to learn from Julie’s departure, despite his irresistible desire to get back together with her.
Ça sent la coupe is a sensitive dramatic comedy filled with tenderness and humour. Steeped in its characters’ love for the game of hockey, the film explores not only Max’s powerful transformation, but also that of a group of friends – and an entire generation
Stefie, a lonely young boy, is approached by Martin, Jean-Sé and Lea to record their daily pranks with his cellphone. The four prankmeisters decide to set up an antic that goes beyond anything they've done so far... But who will be the victim? PRANK is a funny and cruel coming-of-age story about friendship, peer pressure and the loss of innocence
With actress Julianne Côté in attendance
Owner and CEO at a web ad agency, Eric is finally expecting to make it big, as he is launching a new discreet dating site for married people. However, this type of venture comes at a cost; a moral one. Facing oppositions from friends and family, Eric's only goal is to export his concept to France and sell his site for a huge amount within a year. As a young and troubled dental hygienist, Elyse is struggling to overcome her repulsion of intimate relationships with men. As she seems to be moving forward, the demons from her past come back to hunt her the moment she overhears Eric's interview on the radio: “The best of both worlds. Have an affair!”. From that moment on, the two isolated destiny become tied in a quest for moral justice. Treats, guilt and greed will lead them to a tragic encounter.
With Director Benoit Pilon in attendance
Travelling to the Arctic for the first time, Carmen arrives in Iqaluit to tend to her husband, Gilles, a construction worker who has been seriously injured. Trying to get to the bottom of what happened, she strikes up a friendship with Noah, Gilles' Inuk friend, and realizes they share a similar story. Together, Carmen and Noah head out on the Frobisher Bay - she, looking for answers to her questions; he, trying to stop his son from committing what can't be undone.
Thomas is a quiet, solitary man from Switzerland. He’s on his way home from a three-month fishing trip in Quebec. While driving near an indigenous community, he finds the body of a 13-year-old aboriginal boy, Muk, the victim of a drunk hit-and-run driver. Thomas decides to help Muk’s mother find the culprit. His investigation raises the suspicions of a local policewoman and forces Thomas to confront his own painful past. Swiss filmmaker Fulvio Bernasconi (Fuori dalle corde) has made a dark, haunted drama on the themes of guilt and forgiveness, in which wild northern landscapes echo the inner demons of a unique protagonist, brought to life by Jonathan Zaccaï powerful, intense performance.