Telefilm Canada hasannounced it will be backing six Quebec-based feature projects in the comingyear under the Canada Feature Film Fund. The projects, four French-language,one in English and one in Mandarin, include two international coproductions andan adaptation of an acclaimed novel by Quebecois journalist and author Gil Courtemanche.
Un Dimanche A Kigali (A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali), to be directed by Robert Favreau, who collaboratedwith Courtemanche on the script, tells the story of a Canadian journalist andfilmmaker who returns to the country after the start of the atrocities in thehope of finding his lover. Equinoxe is producing the film and distributing.
Les Filles Du Botaniste Chinois is a co-production of Canada's Studiofilm and France's Europa Corp, to bedirected by Dai Sijie, the director of Balzac and the Little ChineseSeamstress. Written by Sijie andNadine Perront and to be filmed in Mandarin, the film tells of two adoptedsisters who face the disapproving reactions of their father and brother.
Produced by Denise Robert'sCinemaginaire, Aurore is thedebut feature of writer-director Luc Dionne. It's based on a true story 1920sstory about a young girl's tragic life and death at an early age and the trialof her negligent father and step-mother. Alliance Vivafilm is the Canadian distributor.
A co-production ofMontreal-based Microscope Inc. and Belgium's Tarantula, Congorama is a comedic drama written and directed by PhilippeFalardeau, whose feature debut La Moitie Gauche Du Frigo won him the Best Canadian First Feature Prize at Torontoin 2001 . The story follows two men whose paths cross in Belgium and Canada andAfrica. Christal Films has the film for Canada.
L'Horloge Biologique, comes from Quebec-Montreal director Ricardo Trogi, who wrote the script withJean-Pierre Pearson and Patrice Robitaille The story involves a group offriends in their thirties is confronted by their various girlfriends'biological clock. Should they give up baseball, moose hunting and womanizing tobecome parents' Produced by Go Films, it will be distributed by AllianceVivafilm in Canada.
These Girls, directed by John Hazlett, is the bittersweetadventure of three young women who each try to seduce a married man duringtheir summer holidays. None of them will be left unscathed. Produced by Les Productions Jeux d'ombres, it willbe distributed by Seville.