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Viking (French version)
Tuesday, July 30th, 2024
at 18:00
Date
Tuesday, July 30th, 2024
at 18:00
Location
Main screening room
Date
July 30th, 2024
Duration
104 min
Cycle
Science fiction

Science fiction pushes the boundaries, explores the improbable, and envisions the future of humanity. It also exposes us to extravagant visual effects and the inventive power of cinema, reflecting our deepest fantasies. In cinema, science fiction is immersive, creating worlds suddenly within our reach. This summer, over one hundred films from the history of cinema will allow us to witness this!

Winner of 11 Prix Iris in 2023, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay

Viking
Directed by
Stéphane Lafleur
Language
French
Actors
Steve Laplante, Larissa Corriveau, Fabiola N. Aladin
Origins
Québec
Year
2022
Duration
104 min
Genre
Sci-fi, drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

The Viking Company is recruiting volunteers to collaborate on the first manned mission to Mars. The goal is to form a B-team of alter egos who will live the adventure in parallel, behind closed doors on Earth, in the hope of remotely solving the interpersonal problems encountered by the five real astronauts who will soon land on the red planet. The film tells the story of how David, a physical education teacher, seizes this opportunity to rekindle his dream of becoming an astronaut and perhaps make a difference. Somewhere between unlikely science fiction and modern allegory, Viking is a dramatic comedy about the gap between our aspirations and reality.

Viking
Awards

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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