A costume party for the premiere of “Farador” at the RVCQ

A costume party for the premiere of «Farador» at the RVCQ”

Farador by Édouard A. Tremblay.

Fans of the short film La Bataille de Farador by Edouard A. Tremblay will be delighted to learn that its feature film adaptation will have its world premiere during the closing evening of the Rendez-vous. you Quebec Cinema (RVQC) on March 4th. 

Even better, the RVQC invites the public to dress up for the occasion, since Farador features young adults playing the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game every week since almost 20 years old and who see their routine disrupted by the return to the country of the sister of their master of the game. 

This fantastic comedy is a Canada-Belgium co-production and stars Éric K. Boulianne (Viking co-screenwriter), Lucien Ratio (Feuilles mortes), Benoit Drouin-Germain (Another story) and Catherine Brunet (Matthias and Maxime). 

Remember that on the side of the evening The opening act will be the film Le Plongeur by Francis Leclerc, adapted from the eponymous novel by Stéphane Larue. 

This title will also be on tour during the RVQC and will be screened in five cities in Quebec. 

Blue Carpet Evenings

Among the 300 films screened during this great local cinema fiesta which is celebrating its 41st edition, other world premieres will follow at the Imperial Cinema during Blue Carpet Evenings. On the menu: the psychological thriller Frontières by Guy Édoin starring Pascale Bussières, Christine Beaulieu, Micheline Lanctôt and a haunted house (!); the biopic about hitman Donald Lavoie (Éric Bruneau) Twilight for a Killer by Raymond St-Jean; the dark comedy Jour de merde by Kevin T. Landry where we follow the difficult journey of a single mother; and finally, the documentary Jacquesby Lysandre Leduc-Boudreau, portrait of an 80-year-old hermit who learns who has Parkinson's. 

New this year: one of these evenings will be devoted to short films and will offer two fictions, two documentaries and two animated films. 

< h3>Tribute

The 41st edition of the RVCQ is dedicated to Jean Lapointe, who passed away last November. To highlight his contribution to Quebec cinema, the feature film At the origin of a cry will be presented in the presence of director Robin Aubert. 

The festival will also pay tribute to Micmac director Jeff Barnaby by screening his first film Rhymes for Young Ghouls and will also honor the memory of André Brassard with the screening of Once upon a time in the east, co-scripted with Michel Tremblay, frequent collaborator of Brassard. 

Take it short! 

It will be the actor Guillaume Cyr who will host the 19th Prends ça court! which, oh surprise, rewards the best Quebec short films. 

“It's the last gala of Quebec cinema still alive,” remarked a deadpan Guillaume Cyr, during the conference, which made the general manager of Quebec Cinema Sylvie Quenneville react, who did not lost hope of being able to revive the Iris awards. 

Recall that Radio-Canada announced last fall that it will no longer broadcast the Gala Québec Cinéma, the event recording ratings derisory for a few years. 

The actor also announced to the public that Timothée Chalamet will not be filming on March 2 for the 2nd opus of Dune, since Denis Villeneuve will be at the gala Take It Short! to award the Coup de Coeur prize that bears his name.  

This great mass of local cinema is more necessary than ever in a context where the market share of Quebec films has faded by 5% last year, from 12.4% in 2021 to 7.3% in 2022. Only one Quebec film has made it to the list of the most viewed films in 2022: 23décembre by Miryam Bouchard at 18erang, with receipts of $1.75M.  

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