Four Québec films will be presented at the New Directors/New Films festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA.
J’ai tué ma mère/ I Killed my Mother by Xavier Dolan
The turbulent relationship between a mother and a son unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection in I Killed My Mother.
A stunning, semi-autobiographical tour de force from writer/director/producer/performer Xavier Dolan. The film garnered three awards to the 20 year-old Dolan at Cannes Festival's Directors Fortnight in 2009.
Last Train Home by Lixi Fan
Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos, as all at once, a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train. It is the Chinese New Year. The wave is made up of millions of migrant factory workers. The homes they seek are the rural villages and families they left behind to seek work in the booming coastal cities. It is an epic spectacle that tells us much about China, a country discarding traditional ways as it hurtles towards modernity and global economic dominance.
WINNER, Best Feature: IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
WINNER, Best Documentary: Whistler Film Festival
WINNER, Best Canadian Film: Rencontres International de Documentaire
Snow Hides the Shade of Fig Trees / La neige cache l’ombre des figuiers by Samer Najiri
Six immigrants eke out a living with humor. The bitter cold weakens the resolve of one, but not for long. 2009. Canada. 21 min.
2009. Directed by Robby Reis.
A young graffiti writer tags her way through Montreal’s street-art subculture. 8 min.
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New Directors New Films 2010