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Fantastica (VOF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
July 24th, 2021
Duration
110 min
Cycle
Music!

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

A musical which opened the 1980 Cannes Film Festival

Fantastica
Directed by
Gilles Carle
Language
French
Actors
Carole Laure, Lewis Furey, Serge Reggiani, Claudine Auger, John Vernon
Origins
Quebec
Year
1980
Duration
110 min
Genre
Musical
Rating
G
Format
35 mm
Synopsis

A musical comedy troupe travels through the province. Lorca is the star and her lover, the composer and director of the troupe. The meeting with an old hermit allows Lorca to reconcile his aspirations as an artist and a woman.

Fantastica
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Gilles Carle

Gilles Carle was a Quebec graphic artist, director, screenwriter, editor and producer. He joined the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in 1960, first as a documentary filmmaker, then as a screenwriter, before directing several documentaries, including Percé on the Rocks. In 1965, he made his first feature-length fiction film, La vie heureuse de Léopold Z., although he had only been authorized to make a documentary. In 1966, after being reprimanded by his employer for turning his documentary project into a feature film, he left the NFB for Onyx Productions, with whom he wrote and directed Le viol d'une jeune fille douce (1968), Red (1970) and Les mâles (1971). Gilles Carle made his last feature films in the 1990s.

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