Short Films from Quebec!

Tribute to Québec

Court-métrages québécois
Genre: Shorts
Running Time: 80 min
Countries: Canada (Quebec)

Sunday, April 2 at 9:55 am (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT)
English Title: By the Pool
French Title: Maîtres nageurs
Genre: Comedy – Drama
Director: Karine Bélanger
Cast: Julianne Côté, Théodore Pellerin, Carla Turcotte
Running Time: 15 min
Distributor: Travelling
During the heat wave, swimmers flock to a municipal pool. Rain or shine, as the days pass the place takes on a life of its own, and the lifeguards, while immature at times, shoulder considerable responsibilities.
English Title: My Last Summer
French Title: Mon dernier été
Genre: Drama
Director: Paul-Claude Demers
Cast: Émilie Bierre, Antoine Marchand-Gagnon
Running Time: 15 min
Distributor: Travelling
During a heat wave in Montreal, 11-year-old Tom meets Edith, also 11. He soon discovers that Édith harbours a terrible secret. Tom eventually loses his innocence at the dawning of his first love, which becomes the symbol of his last summer.
Title: Nonna
Genre: Documentary – Drama – Comedy
Director: Pascal Plante
Cast: Catherine Beauchemin, Micheline Chamberlant
Running Time: 15 min
Distributor: Spira
A surprising visit at granny’s…
Title: Oh What a Wonderful Feeling
Genre: Drama – Thriller
Director: François Jaros
Cast: Karelle Tremblay, Frédérike Bédard, Patrice Beauchesne
Running Time: 14 min
Distributor: La Boite à Fanny
Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires. Nor any truck.
English Title: Sigismond Imageless
French Title: Sigismond sans images
Genre: Comedy – Mystery
Director: Albéric Aurtenèche
Cast: Théodore Pellerin, Marcel Sabourin, Emmanuel Schwartz
Running Time: 14 min
Distributor: La Distributrice de films

Sigismond is forced to undergo a psych evaluation on account of his violent behaviour. He’s just turned 18 and pretends he was born with no image. Throughout the questionnaire, he recounts the peculiar existence of a young man who has never seen himself.

English Title: Plain and Simple 
French Title: Tout simplement
Genre: Drama
Director: Raphaël Ouellet
Cast: Alderic Kenné, Marguerite d’Amour, Julie Roussel
Running Time: 12 min
Distributor: La Distributrice de films

“Plain and Simple” is a window that gives on the lives of 4 different characters that share an acute sense of loneliness while striving for a secret desire of belongingness.