The Music & Cinema – Festival International du Film à Marseille (MCM) is dedicated to young cinematographic and musical composition for screen. From Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April, it offers a programme with four main focuses: supporting young creators, promoting cultural diversity through international programs, training talents and support them in their creative process, creating an image education program.
The Festival is recognized among the professional industry, both at a national and international level, as a reference in musical composition for screen. Every year, the Festival presents over 250 films, welcomes 500 professionals and reaches and audience of more than 25,000.
For this new edition, two Canadian short films have been selected for the international competition:
SUZANNE ET CHANTAL, fiction, directed by Rachel Gratton (2021)
Tuesday 28 March at 3pm
This morning, Chantal (60 years old) picks up Suzanne (92 years old) by car. They first have to go to the hairdressing salon where Chantal works. When they arrive, Chantal is intercepted by her boss who asks her to hand over what she owes him. But this week she has no money for him… This week, she has a surprise for him. Suzanne et Chantal is a film about friendship, solidarity and the power of life.
NEIGE, fiction, directed by Paule Beaudouin (2021)
Tuesday 28 March at 7.30pm
A night of winter storm. In his last breaths of life, Jules (35) imagines himself returning home to take a last look at his family. With a spasm, he opens his eyes. In the living room, his daughter Sara (9) is immersed in reading a comic book. Jules notices her. He feels that he won’t be long. The time he has left with Sara is short. But he wants to take his time.
Out-of-competition films in co-production:
MAL DE PIERRES, fiction, directed by Nicole Garcia (Belgium/Spain/France/Canada – 2016)
UNCLE THOMAS, animation, directed by Regina Pessoa (Portugal/Canada/France – 2018)
Wednesday 29 March at 8.30pm
Artists from both sides of the Atlantic create a film-concert in the form of Capsule d’audace, shattering the fourth wall and placing the audience at the heart of the performance. Dawn Tyler Watson (CA), Matt Herskowitz, Charles Papasoff (CA), Sam Favreau and Cedrick Bec, in collaboration with Lévon Minassian, will be immortalized by Marie-Hélène Panisset, who will film the event live and produce a Capsule d’audace, which will be presented at the closing of the Festival.
Marché de la composition de l’image
The Quebec project Chez nous, icitte by Alexandre Lefebvre has been selected to participate in the Marché de la composition de l’image. The aim of the meeting is for the director/producer duo to find a composer in order to create future collaborations around a film project in development.
Discover the entire Festival programme: music-cinema.com
In partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre