Official Selection

Ville Neuve

by Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Canada, 2018, 76', b&w, DCP
Screenplay: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Saturday 01 September 2018
11:30 Sala Perla Press, Industry
Friday 07 September 2018
17:00 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations
Followed by Q&A
Saturday 08 September 2018
16:30 IMG Cinemas Candiani - Mestre Tickets
Saturday 08 September 2018
16:30 Cinema Rossini Tickets

screenplay 
Félix Dufour-Laperrière
cinematography
Félix Dufour-Laperrière
editing
Félix Dufour-Laperrière
music
Jean L'Appeau

sound
Olivier Calvert
Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau
Serge Boivin (ACIC)

cast
Robert Lalonde (Joseph)
Johanne-Marie Tremblay (Emma)
Théodore Pellerin (Ulysse)
Gildor Roy (Edouard)
Paul Ahmarani (the guardian)

production
Productions l'unité centrale
producer
Galilé Marion-Gauvin

with the support of
SODEC
Téléfilm Canada
Le Fond des Talents - Téléfilm Canada
Provincial Tax Credit
Harold Greenberg Founds
Federal Tax Credit
CALQ
ACIC
Radio-Canada

An animated film featuring powerful, poetic images, Ville Neuve brings together intimate and collective destinies. Joseph moves into a friend's house and tries to reconnect with the woman who left him. A fragile redemption becomes imaginable, in a Québec, perhaps, at the dawn of its independence.

 

Filmography

2018 Ville Neuve
2014 Transatlantique (doc)
2013 Le jour nous écoute (animated short)
2012 Parallèle nord (animated short)
2012 Dynamique de la pénombre (animated short)
2011 Canicule (short)
2010 Strips (animated short)
2009 M (animated short)
2008 Rosa rosa (animated short)
2007 Variation sur Marilou (animated short)
2006 Head (animated short)
2006 Un, deux, trois, crépuscule (animated short)
2003 Encre noire sur fond d'azur (animated short)

"I wanted to tell the story of a delicate personal emancipation; one that is renewed continuously; creating a narrative about commitment, weakness, and reconstruction. The chronicle of an aborted return to one's roots and a painful redemption clung to with all of one's strength."
Félix Dufour-Laperrière (Chicoutimi, Québec, 1981) studied in Montreal where he currently works. Director and screenwriter, he has made animated films, documentaries and experimental shorts. His work, which reveals a constant tension between narrative and formal exploration, always maintains a close relationship with the visual and contemporary arts. His films have been screened at numerous national and international festivals, museums and events, where they have won several awards. Ville Neuve, his first feature-length animated film, is entirely drawn with ink on paper.

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