Short Letter from Quebec

Short Letter from Quebec

'Short Letter from Quebec' gives you the opportunity to take a look at the best short films from Quebec (Canada). The films have been selected by Cine Tapis Rouge, based in Montreal, which is specialized on films exchange between Quebec and several countries abroad. We would like to address a special and warm thank to Lee Sanghoon and the entire team of Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) for this great honor and for our friendship for two years now. We are going to present you seven shorts who are a range of various film and our movie crush from the last year. The talent of Quebec filmmakers is undeniable and our cinematography is appreciated all over the world. Take for example the film Fauve by Jeremy Comte, who has already won a lot of prices since his recent premiere, like Sundance Film Festival, 2018 Special Jury Award. The strength of the Quebec short film is recognized internationally, and Cine Tapis Rouge is proud to participate in its influence. I hope that you appreciate our selection of shorts from Quebec and we would like to thank once again the BISFF to give us this wonderful occasion to share our different stories with you. The cinema is an extraordinary medium for travelling its culture. Good viewing!
Vanessa-Tatjana Beerli
General Director of Ciné Tapis Rouge
    • Canada
    • 2018
    • Fiction
    • 15'52"
    • HD / Color
    • English Sub
    Director Jérémy Comte, inspired by his own childhood in rural Québec, tells us the story of two kids playing and wandering in the wood. During their innocent game and trip, they will discover the nature, its strength, its fate and its rules. Then they will grow up, naivety will turn into cruelty. The film catches the essence and beauty of childhood, t...
    • Canada
    • 2017
    • Fiction
    • 17'32"
    • HD / Color
    • English Sub
    Go Play Outside is a film about the purity of childhood trying to solve adults’ issues. During a day of summer, Abel goes to find his friend Edwin to do a treasure hunt in their neighborhood. But not really the one kid usually does. Abel wants money to help his parents, Edwin wants a pair of Nike shoes his parents can’t afford to buy him. Abel’s plan...
    • Canada
    • 2018
    • Fiction
    • 8'
    • DCP / Color
    • English Dialogue
    “To be, or not to be...” Imagine, in a galaxy far, far away, ruled by spaceships battles upon the stars, a Stormtrooper, alone in a sand planet after the clash, looking for his place in all these star wars stories. When Star Wars meets Shakespeare. This film makes us think about the human condition, its quest, its passion, its goal. Director Maxime-Clau...
    • Canada
    • 2015
    • Fiction
    • 17'
    • DCP / Color
    • English Sub
    In a school of Montréal, Vlace hits a classmate. In the Principal’s office, Sasha asks his son why but Vlace doesn’t give any explanation, so he is suspended from school immediately. Sasha has no other choice than to take his son with him for the rest of his job day. Director Hervé Demers tells us a father-and-son’s story of immigrants from Eastern Eu...
    • Canada
    • 2017
    • Fiction
    • 8'
    • DCP / Color
    • English Sub
    A strange Romanian looking like Dracula tries to enter Canada and is confronted by an overzealous custom officer and his strangely cooperative colleague. Kevin T. Landry uses the genre film to talk about immigration and stigmatization. The fantastic dimension of the story is here to stress with humor the way we see each other. It’s fun, intelligent an...
    • Canada
    • 2017
    • Animation
    • 3'
    • DCP / B&W, Color
    • English Sub
    While packing for a move, a young woman discovers an old audiocassette that plunges her back into her childhood fantasies and perceptions of the world. This animation short film directed by Zviane is a funny way to remember all these singular things kids can do: their appetite for discovering their environment is limitless and they enjoy making it their...
    • Canada
    • 2017
    • Fiction
    • 5'30"
    • HD / Color
    • English Sub
    Petit Louve – Mahiganiecis the first film of director Jacqueline Michel from the Anishinaabe nation, one of the First Nation of Canada. This film was made by the Wapikoni program, an organism travelling with a caravan studio fully equipped to Indigenous communities in Canada.It invites us to discover a culture by these myths and believes as it deals w...
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