The Cinéma Beaubien has always made it its mission to give Quebec films a high priority in its cinemas. But last week, the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie district establishment outdid itself by offering a 100% Quebecois program for the first time in its history.
Since last Friday and until October 12, the independent neighborhood cinema will only be showing films from Quebec on its screens.
Film fans are invited to discover new releases such as “Solo” by Sophie Dupuis and “Simple comme Sylvain” by Monia Chokri, but also films released last summer such as “Le temps d’un été” by Louise Archambault, “Les hommes of my.” Mother by Anik Jean and The Red Rooms by Pascal Plante.
“At the moment we are fortunate to have several promising films from Quebec that attract audiences to our cinemas every week,” explains Films du Cinéma Beaubien deputy general director Jean-François Lamarche.
“We have been presenting Le temps d’un été for three months and a lot of people still come to see it. Since the end of summer we’ve had a new Quebec film coming out practically every week and the audience is always there. This is extraordinary. And that creates a ripple effect. »
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Cinéma Beaubien’s 100% Quebec programming continues until October 13, when Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti’s comedy Vers un futur radieux will be screened.
By then, several other Quebec films will hit Beaubien screens, including Geneviève Dulude-De Celles’ Les jours (September 29), Denys Arcand’s Testament (October 5) and Vampire Humanist Seeks Consensual Suicide ” by Ariane Louis – Sixteen (October 13th). .
“I have been programming at Cinéma Beaubien for 10 years and this is the first time we have seen such a sharp decline in Quebec films. We are currently feeling great enthusiasm for our cinema and are very proud of it,” says Jean-François Lamarche happily.