Five French-language films from Quebec are premiering at the Possible Worlds Film Festival from August 7th. It's a great chance to hear French on screen with a slightly different accent!
Ricardo Trogi’s 1987 will open the Possible Worlds Film Festival at the same time that it opens on Canadian screens. The Australian premiere will be preceded by Opening Night drinks.
The semi-autobiographical French-language comedy charts the tumultuous summer of 1987 for 17-year-old Ricardo, and his hilarious attempts to get laid, get a job and get into bars. Set to a rocking 80s soundtrack and tackling all of the awkward moments that come with being a teenager but wanting to be treated like an adult, 1987 is a laugh-out-loud Quebec comedy that refuses to take itself too seriously.
Joining 1987 will be four other French-language films from Quebec. Rising star Xavier Dolan stars in both TOM AT THE FARM (TOM A LA FERME), a taut Hitchcockian thriller which he also directed, and MIRACULUM, a drama about the intertwined destinies of eight Montrealers on the cusp of life-changing decisions. Adapting his Sydney Festival hit Lipsynch, prominent playwright Robert Lepage returns to the screen with TRIPTYCH (TRIPTYQUE), while Cannes-winning drama THE AUCTION (LE DEMANTELEMENT) showcases a Canadian Academy Award-winning performance by Gabriel Arcand.
The 10-day festival includes complimentary drink receptions, a film trivia night, stand-up comedy and filmmaker Q&A’s. The audience is invited to vote for their favourite films in the World Movies Audience Award, while juries will announce the awards for Best American and Best Canadian Film on closing night.