Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with demanding customers, they hire a talented young man as an apprentice. Slowly Mina realises how much her husband is moved by his presence. Official Selection – Un certain regard – Cannes Festival – 2022Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival – 2022
Not recommended for young children Socially inept 17-year-old cinephile, Lawrence Kweller gets a job at a video store, where he forms a complicated friendship with his older female manager.
A group of teenagers from the same neighborhood are selected to act in a feature film during the summer. Un Certain Regard – Fondation Groupana pour le Cinéma Award – Cannes Festival – 2022Official Selection – Toronto Internationnal Film Festival – 2022
QUEBEC PREMIERE The late 1960s. Nana cannot escape her past. Poverty-stricken, having lost her family to the war in West Java, she marries again and begins a new life. But the past lives on in her dreams. Her new husband is wealthy, but her place in the home is menial, and he is unfaithful. Nana...
On a hot summer day, a crew of workers – men and women, young and old – arrive at dawn at a picturesque fig orchard in northwest Tunisia. We eavesdrop, through the sun-dappled leaves of the fig trees, on the young women stealing away precious moments from the foreman’s watchful gaze. Meanwhile, the older women,...
CANADIAN PREMIERE Grand Prix Crystal Globe – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic – 2021Official Selection – Montpellier Film Festival – 2021 Strahinya and his wife, Ababuo, both 28, left Ghana at the beginning of the migrant crisis.They managed to reach Germany but were deported back to Belgrade. Serbia may not be Germany, butStrahinya does his best to start a new life. He works hard to secure asylum, trying out as a football playerfor a local club and working as a volunteer for the Red Cross. The process, however, is lengthy andAbabuo, a passionate woman aspiring to become an actress in London, feels unfulfilled in their life. Onenight, a new group of Syrian refugees arrive, on their way to Western Europe. One of them is Ali, acharismatic left-wing activist. Ababuo initially mocks him, but, the very next day, leaves Serbia with him,providing no explanation. Strahinya sets off along the Balkan migrant route for completely differentreasons than anyone else: for love. A re-imagining of the medieval Serbian epic poem BanovichStrahinya in which contemporary African migrants take the place of Serbian national heroes. Urgent andtimeless at the same time, this adaptation raises questions about identity, tradition, race and love. * Country of production: Serbia, Luxembourg, France, Bulgaria, Lithuania
Dramatic comedy Mali, 1960. The youth of Bamako dance the twist to rock and roll music newly imported from the West and dream of political renewal. Samba, a young socialist, falls for spirited Lara during one of his missions to the bush. To escape her forced marriage, she secretly flees with him to the city. But Lara’s husband won’t let them be and the Revolution soon brings painful disillusions as they dream of a future together.
Prix d’ensemble Un Certain Regard – Festival de Cannes – 2021Official Selection – Hamptons International Film Festival – 2021Official Selection – Festival Cinémania – 2021 NORA, a cleaning lady in her fifties, looks after her small family in a housing estate in the northern part of Marseille. She is worried about her grandson ELLYES, who has been in prison for several months for robbery and is awaiting his trial with a mixture of hope and anxiety. NORA does everything she can to make this wait as painless as possible…
Meilleur film TV5 Québec-Canada – Festival Cinémania – 2021Prix découverte et Prix du public – Festival international du film francophone de Namur – 2021Official Selection – Un certain regard | Festival de Cannes – 2021 Freda lives with her family in a poor neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince. They make ends meet thanksto their small street shop. Faced with precarious living conditions and the rise of violence in Haiti,each of them wonders whether to stay or leave. Freda wants to believe in the future of her country.
QUEBEC PREMIERE With Alison Pill, Sarah Gadon, Mare Winningham, Amybeth McNulty, Donal Logue Based on the international best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows unexpectedly infuses wry humour into this heart-wrenching story of two loving sisters: one a gifted pianist (Sarah Gadon) obsessed with ending her life, the other a struggling writer (Alison Pill) who, in wrestling with this decision, makes profound discoveries about herself.