Seven Québec films at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film FestivalDélégation du Québec à Chicago Thursday, May 13, 2021 to Sunday, May 23, 2021
Our office is delighted to invite you to the 40th annual Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival, which will feature seven films from Québec! This year’s festival will be hybrid, with a combination of online and outdoor screenings.
Contact us for an exclusive code to use upon checkout for discounted tickets. Please note that these virtual screenings are geo-restricted to Minnesota.
14 DAYS, 12 NIGHTS
Isabelle is a mother whose grief over the accidental death of her adopted daughter, Clara, is overwhelming. Acting on an impulse to learn more about the young woman, she travels to Vietnam to try and find her daughter’s birth mother.
Program: World Cinema. Directed by Jean-Philippe Duval. Canada. 2019. French w/English subtitles. 99 min. Fiction Feature
Based on Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer’s own childhood, Beans is the story of a 12-year-old girl coming of age during the tumultuous summer of the 1990 Oka Crisis. When a conflict over land rights escalates in her community, Beans is forced to grow up quickly and find her unique voice and power. Program: Nextwave Global Features, Spotlight: Common Ground, Women & Film. Directed by Tracey Deer. Canada, USA. 2020. English. 92 min. Fiction Feature
Whenever Nadia leaves the pool, it feels as though she’s leaving a part of herself behind. Only 21, she’s exhausted from the rigors of being an Olympic swimmer and decides to leave competitive swimming after the Tokyo Olympics. Now that she’s finished, where does she go next? Program: World Cinema. Directed by Pascal Plante. Canada. 2020. English, French w/English subtitles. 106 min. Fiction Feature
THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL From the filmmaking team behind The Corporation, the groundbreaking documentary that exposed corporations as psychopathic “citizens,” comes The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel, which exposes their supposed turn toward being good citizens, and how this is a smokescreen for even greater malfeasance. Program: World Cinema, Women & Film, Documentary, Spotlight: Common Ground. Directed by Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott. Canada. 2020. English. 106 min. Documentary Feature.
NO ORDINARY MAN “How would I summarize the story of Billy Tipton? He was a trans-masculine jazz musician.” So speaks actor and activist Marquise Vilsón, in Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt’s brilliant No Ordinary Man, the story of jazz musician and trans icon Billy Tipton. Program: World Cinema, Spotlight: Common Ground, Women & Film, Documentary. Directed by Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt. Canada. 2020. French with English subtitles. 847 min. Documentary Feature.
When a mine collapses in the remote Val d’Or region of Québec, trapping five men, Maxime, a troubled young man, must summon all his courage, and his training, to save them. Program: World Cinema, Emerging Filmmaker Competition, Women & Film. Directed by Sophie Dupuis. Canada. 2020. French with English subtitles. 97 min. Fiction Feature.
WUHAN WUHAN Following a group of citizens of Wuhan in the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yung Chang’s compassionate documentary examines what it means to be human in the face of overwhelming disaster. Program: World Cinema, Documentary. Directed by Yung Chang. Canada. 2020. Languages TBA w/English subtitles. 95 min. Documentary Feature.
Official film descriptions from MSPIFF.