What to see at Long View on the Court
The Longue vue sur le court festival promises to amaze with its eighth edition, which will take place from November 23 to 27, in Montreal.
The annual event, which celebrates short films from here and elsewhere, will broadcast over 5 days more than 70 films from 18 different countries. Documentaries, animated films, fictions, experimental productions and works aimed at young people are on the program.
Metrooffers five Quebec short films not to be missed during the festival.
Alec Pronovost, behind the series Complètement Lycée, returns to us with his specialty: a comedy. Pro Poolfollows Charles-Olivier, who is struggling to find a job in his field, namely the history of civilizations, concentration… viking! He therefore works as a clerk in a swimming pool store. The result is wacky anecdotes, colorful colleagues and a sudden desire to follow one's heart.
The quick editing of the ten-minute film will give you a great time, because that, as they say, it feels good, a film that feels good.
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< strong>Broadcast:Wednesday, November 23 at 7:10 p.m. (Opening Gala/Program 1)
The Lauzon Theory
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre's documentary is about Jean-Claude Lauzon, the director behind the films Un zoo la nuit (1987) and Léolo (1992) who was described as a black sheep in the industry. The film recounts his work like an essay, but also takes us into the father-son relationship.
The fifteen-minute production is moving and conveys this artist's passion and devotion to creation, to the point of sacrificing his human relationships.
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Broadcast:Wednesday, November 23 at 7:10 p.m. (Opening Gala/Program 1)
Suzanne & Chantal
This third production by actress Rachel Graton, which lasts just under twenty minutes, tells the story of Chantal (Anne-Marie Cadieux) who must bring his mother Suzanne (Béatrice Picard) to the hospital. However, they make a mandatory stop at the hairdressing salon where Chantal works and surprises will follow.
A strong feminine chemistry, benevolence, changes of atmospheres as well as a retro style as pleasant to live as to watch emerge from this exploded film.
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Airing: Friday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. (Program 4)  ;
Written and directed by Gabrielle Demers , the short shows us Victor, resident of a home for autistic adults. To escape the Friday activity, he goes out for a walk, then meets Jessy in the street, who is a sex worker. They will spend their night together.
Touching performances, enveloping lights, this film transmits a most endearing chemistry and humanity.
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Broadcast: Friday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. (Program 4)
In this work by festival spokesperson Marc Beaupré, we follow, for almost thirty minutes, Simone (Marie-France Marcotte), who alone manages a seedy motel to support her 17-year-old daughter. Her day changes when a client, who vaguely says something to her, decides to stay on the premises for a few nights, getting too close to her daughter for her liking.
The direction of photography signed Vincent Gonneville, Marie-France Marcotte's moving and powerful playing as well as the moving camera allow you to immerse yourself in this story as intriguing as it is moving.
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Broadcast: Saturday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. (Program 8)
Youth programming is also planned November 26 and 27. The films to see there can be found here.
Tickets are on sale via the site www.longuevuesurlecourt.com.