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Four Belgian films at the New Cinema Festival in Montreal

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- A stop in Montreal for In the Name of the Son, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, Henri and Le Grand’Tour

Four Belgian films at the New Cinema Festival in Montreal

Regularly giving pride of place to Belgian cinema in its programme, the Montreal New Cinema Festival selected no less than 4 Belgian features for its 42nd edition, which will take place from October 9-20. The four selected films will allow the public in Montreal to discover very singular universes.

The international competition will feature In the Name of the Son [+see also:
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, an iconoclast and virulent pamphlet by Vincent Lannoo. With a paedophile scandal in the Catholic Church as a backdrop, the film follows the murderous odyssey of a mother decided to avenge her son and all the other victims of the law of silence. Moved by love and faith, the latter is seriously shaken by her discoveries. Astrid Whetnall shines in the role of the super hero in the pleated skirt and Peter Pan collar, surrounded by Philippe Nahon, Zacharie Chasseriaud and the surprising Achille Ridolphi. The film will be distributed in Canada by Axia Film.

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The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears [+see also:
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by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani will be screened in the « Temps ø » competition. Four years after the revelation of Amer [+see also:
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, which received the Prize of the Public and the « Temps ø » Prize in 2010, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani return with this new film with an enigmatic title which will please giallo fans once again. 

Canadians will also be able to discover Henri [+see also:
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in a Special Presentation. The second film by actress Yolande Moreau, Henri tells the story of the encounters of two lonely people, that of Henri, in his fifties, a taciturn man, resigned and a little alcoholic, and Rosette, a (slightly) mentally disabled woman who dreams of love, sexuality and normality...


Finally Le Grand’Tour [+see also:
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by Jérôme Le Maire, a sort of hallucinated – or hallucinatory - docu-fiction on the tour of an offbeat fanfare band in village festivities, will be presented in the Panorama section.

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(Translated from French)

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