Telefilm Canada is to finance two Quebec features, both in French. The investments constitute the third round of the selective component of the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF).
Littoral, by playwright/director Wajdi Mouawad, is a majority Canada-France (70%-30%) coproduction, produced by Montreal-based Les Productions E.G.M and Paris-based Films de Cinema. The film is described as a dreamlike story of a young man who discovers his father and his identity on a journey back to his homeland. The film will be distributed in Canada by TVA International.
Elles Etaient Cinq, by Ghyslaine Cote, will be produced by Forum Films and Remstar Productions and distributed in Canada by Remstar Distribution. The story follows four women in their thirties who are reunited after several years on the scene of their friend's sordid murder.
The CFFF comprises two components, one selective and the other performance-based. The selective component factors in creative criteria and audience potential while the performance-based component provides production investment to companies with a track record at the box office.