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En terrains connus (VOF)
Fernand-Seguin screening room
September 22nd, 2021
84 min
10th anniversary of the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois

Depuis 10 ans, le Prix collégial du cinéma québécois, parrainé par Québec Cinéma, célèbre notre cinéma en le plaçant au centre des regards de la communauté collégiale. Ce cycle soulignera le 10e anniversaire de cette grande fête qui permet aux étudiant.e.s de se sensibiliser au cinéma d’ici et présentera les films lauréats du PCCQ depuis 2012.

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.

In the presence of actor Francis LaHaye

Familiar Grounds
Directed by
Stéphane Lafleur
Francis La Haye, Fanny Mallette, Michel Daigle, Denis Houle, Suzanne Lemoine, Sylvain Marcel
84 min
Drama, Comedy

Maryse and her husband are desperate to sell a backhoe sitting abandoned in their suburban yard. Her brother, Benoit, is trapped in endless adolescence, sharing their childhood home with their invalid father. Benoit is enamoured with a single mom named Nathalie, and he’s hoping to finally grow up by living with her… but Nathalie’s son does not approve. A serious accident at the factory where Maryse works, a strange series of coincidences, and the arrival of a Man claiming to come from the future launch Maryse and Benoit on a life-changing road trip.

Familiar Grounds
Trailer - Familiar Grounds (VOF)

Stéphane Lafleur

Stéphane Lafleur is a filmmaker, editor, and musician. His first feature film, Continental, a Film Without Guns (2007), premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was shown at several other international festivals. It won numerous awards, including Best Canadian First Feature Film at TIFF and Best Film at the Namur International Francophone Film Festival (Bayard d’Or). Four years later, he directed Familiar Grounds, which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Best Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Prize at the Taipei Film Festival. You're Sleeping Nicole, his third feature film, was selected for the Directors' Fortnight at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. His latest film, Viking, premiered at TIFF in 2022 and won 11 awards at the Gala Québec Cinéma, including Best Film.

Photo : Caroline Hayeur

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