Denis Villeneuve, David Cronenberg, Jean-Marc Vallée, Atom Egoyan—These famous figures of fimmaking have two things in common: they are Canadian and started out with short films.
The 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, held from 1 to 9 February 2019, celebrates Canada and its cinema from Vancouver to Montreal, presenting a wide retrospective of Canadian shorts from the last 20 years, some unseen before as well as the first films of today’s major filmmakers.
The Canadian Cultural Centre is pleased to invite you to a special screening of a selection of shorts from that rich retrospective, “Ô Canada, Québec, Premières nations, etc”, prepared and presented by Julie Rousson, a member of the Clermont Filmfest selection committee.
Programme (113 min):
La course navette — Maxime Aubert / Canada, Quebec / 2017 / Drama / 16′
Wojtek is a mysterious new student at school, the ideal victim for Thomas and Philippe, two students in search of entertainment. Not finding the words in front of his assailants, Wojtek will be able to express himself during a PE class.
Bacon & God’s Wrath — Sol Friedman / Canada / 2015 / Documentary – experimental / 9′
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.
Vent solaire — Ian Lagarde / Canada, Quebec / 2011 / Drama / 18′
During the last days of an isolated cult, Michel prepares for the ultimate transfer. Along with Louise, a fellow disciple, he goes to the local department store to buy the cult’s uniforms: black jogging pants and running shoes.
Medical Drama — Sophie Jarvis / Canada / 2017 / Drama / 17′
A struggling actor abandons all logic when she finds a stranger, unconscious in her laundry room.
Mynarski, chute mortelle — Matthew Rankin / Canada, Quebec / 2014 / Experimental – drama / 8′
A historical drama focusing on the last minutes in the life of Andrew Mynarski, a WW2 hero from Winnipeg.
L’enfance déracinée — Real Junior Leblanc / Canada, Quebec / 2014 / Documentary / 7′
A young Innu returns to the site of the Indian Residential School in Sept-Îles to deliver a poetic tribute to its victims. The school ran from 1951 to 1972.
Chef de meute — Chloé Robichaud / Canada, Quebec / 2012 / Drama / 13′
Clara’s family can’t understand her solitary life and wish she could find someone to grow old with. Following her aunt’s sudden death, Clara is put in charge of her pet. Little does she know that these are the first steps to an unlikely but empowering friendship.
Brotherhood — Meryam Joobeur / Tunisie, Canada, Qatar / 2018 / Drama / 25′
Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. He is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tensions between father and son rise over three days until breaking point.
In partnership with the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Further info: www.clermont-filmfest.org