FOR THOSE WHO DON’T READ ME
À TOUS CEUX QUI NE ME LISENT PAS
2018, 107 min, Canada, Dir: Yan Giroux

All his life, Yves (Martin Dubreuil) has dedicated himself to writing poetry, regardless of the cost. After a chance meeting at a book launch, Yves hits on Dyane (Céline Bonnier), a graphic designer who falls for his charms and invites him into her home and her life. Her son (Henri Richer-Picard) takes an immediate dislike to this eccentric stranger but eventually the studious teenager is inspired by the bedraggled poet to explore his own artistic side. But Yves feels increasingly trapped and decides to reinvent himself again - is it too late? Loosely based on the life and work of Quebec poet Yves Boisvert (1950-2012), Giroux’s debut feature is an impressive tale of one man’s unusual quest for the meaning of life. In French with English subtitles.


MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA
GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE
2015, Films Distribution, 108 min, Dir: Philippe Falardeau

This nimble satire from writer-director Philippe Falardeau (MONSIEUR LAZHAR) won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Best Canadian Feature award. Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard) is a Member of Parliament from Quebec faced with breaking the tie in a vote on whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East; trying to maintain calm in the eye of the ensuing political storm is his new intern from Haiti, Souverain (Irdens Exantus).


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