Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Sun, Sep 18, 2011
7:30pm
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QUEBEC IN HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES
Double Feature! Director In Person!
CURLING / THE SALESMAN
Co-presented by Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and the Québec Government Office in Los Angeles

Join us for closing night of this year's Quebec in Hollywood film series! At this screening, there will be a drawing for free tickets to Cirque du Soleil's "Iris."
Please note, the order of the films has been switched. THE SALESMAN will show first, followed by a discussion with director Sebastien Pilote, followed by a screening of CURLING.

Discussion between films with THE SALESMAN director Sebastien Pilote.
CURLING
2010, New Yorker Films, 92 min, Canada, Dir: Denis Cote

In this blacker-than-black comedy by Quebecois director Denis Cote (ALL THAT SHE WANTS, OUR PRIVATE LIVES), overprotective misanthrope and bowling alley employee Jean-Francois (Emmanuel Bilodeau) keeps his daughter Julyvonne away from school and from the doctor's office. Yet the two-person family's neurotically ordered private world begins to fray when the nearby snow-blanketed Canadian countryside becomes the site of a few horrific - and possibly connected - events. Official selection and winner of the Best Director Award at the Locarno Film Festival 2010. "Cote's bewitching fifth feature is not what you might call a sports film... the director sets a mood that is at once bleak and yet teems with dark, wild impulses that range from the carnal to the murderous." - Slant Magazine. "One of those films that will linger in your head for days." -Twitch. In French with English subtitles.


THE SALESMAN
LE VENDEUR
2011, Seville Pictures, 107 min, Canada, Dir: Sebastien Pilote

Friendly, widowed car salesman Marcel (Gilbert Sicotte) prides himself on remembering every customer he's ever had, and on holding the title "Employee of the Month" for 16 consecutive years. Yet the auto business in frigid rural Quebec is waning, and the onset of a tragedy irrevocably shakes up Marcel's comfortable rinse-and-repeat existence. Nominated for the World Cinema Award at Sundance 2011 and winner of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival 2011. "Impeccably acted, poignant and nuanced, assured feature gets significant assists from Michel La Veaux's wintry lensing and a score rooted in traditional Quebecois folk sounds... Might be a decades-later sequel to such '70s Canadian classics as GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD and PAPERBACK HERO." -Variety. In French with English subtitles.


Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Sep 18, 2011 • 7:30pm
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