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La forteresse (VOF)
Main screening room
August 24th, 2021
98 min

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.

The First French Canadian Film Noir. Presented in collaboration with Éléphant : mémoire du cinéma québécois

La forteresse
Directed by
Fedor Ozep
Paul Dupuis, Jacques Auger, Nicole Germain
98 min
Film noir

When a nagging wife commits suicide, her husband is threatened with a murder frame by his lawyer, unless he kills a certain female reporter for him. (imdb)

La forteresse

Fedor Ozep

Fedor Ozep, was a Russian director and screenwriter, born on February 9, 1895 in Moscow (Russian Empire), and died on June 20, 1949 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County (United States). Fedor Ozep began his film career in Russia, as a screenwriter alongside the director Yakov Protazanov. He directed his first film in 1925 with Boris Barnet. In 1928, he left the USSR for Germany, where he made a film, then in 1933 found refuge in France where he made five films. When the war broke out, he was arrested, managed to escape, settled in the United States, and shot a single film there. He made his last three films in Quebec. (Wikipedia)


Film du Québec - La forteresse

La forteresse est drame policier tourné à Québec par Fedor Ozep et une équipe majoritairement américaine. Le film, dont la version anglaise se nomme Whispering City, fut le plus ambitieux projet que le cinéma québécois ait connu jusque dans les années 70...

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About Fedor Ozep
Filmography of Fedor Ozep

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