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Soleils Atikamekw (Atikamekw, French with French subtitles)
Sunday, April 21st, 2024
at 15:00
Date
Sunday, April 21st, 2024
at 15:00
Monday, April 22nd, 2024
at 17:00
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
at 19:15
Location
Fernand-Seguin screening room
Date
April 5th - 22nd, 2024
Duration
103 min
Cycle
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label New releases.

The April 7 and 14 screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker
Winner of the Audience Award - Best French-language Feature Film, 2023 FNC

Atikamekw Suns
Directed by
Chloé Leriche
Language
Atikamekw, French with French subtitles
Actors
Jacques Newashish, Mirociw Chilton, Wikwasa Newashish-Petiquay
Origins
Quebec
Year
2023
Duration
103 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

On June 26, 1977, a vehicle drives into a river outside the Atikamekw community of Manawan in northern Quebec. Two Whites survive the accident, but five Atikamekw lose their lives. The police conclude it was an accident, but for the victims’ families, many questions remain unanswered. A historical and poetic story — choral in structure, a hybrid between documentary and fiction — Atikamekw Suns is freely inspired by the dreams, impressions, and memories of the victims’ loved ones.

Atikamekw Suns
Awards

Chloé Leriche

Chloé Leriche was born in Quebec (Canada) in 1974. A self-taught filmmaker, she has written, directed, edited, and produced films and videos since 1999. Her work has been presented at numerous international festivals. She has participated in more than 200 short films as a filmmaker-instructor and assisted First Nations’ youths in producing their works with the Wapikoni Mobile production centre on wheels. These collaborations gave rise to her first feature film, Before the Streets (Avant les rues) which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2016 and went on to garner prizes around the world. Soleils Atikamekw (Atikamekw Suns), Chloé Leriche’s second feature, was again produced in collaboration with the Atikamekw community of Manawan, Quebec.

Bio & photo : FunFilm Distribution

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