The International Festival of Films on Art will open its 40th edition with Hugo Latulippe’s film Je me soulève
The International Festival of Films on Art (Le FIFA) is pleased to announce that Hugo Latulippe’s film Je me soulève, a world première and in competition, will open its 40th edition (March 15–27, 2022). With theatre screenings March 15 at the Monument National in Montréal and March 16–17 at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the film will be preceded by Danika St-Laurent’s short film We Are Not Speaking The Same Language. Given the governmental guidelines announced on January 25, we are announcing that the 40th edition of Le FIFA will take place online, as well as in theatres In Montréal and Québec City, in strict compliance with the health directives that are in force when the Festival opens (details to come).
“Je me soulève is a remarkable, inspiring, and future-facing film that fulfils our missions of increasing the public’s knowledge about art and its importance and of promoting artists. I found the film greatly moving, both for the beauty of its images and for the contagious enthusiasm of its protagonists.”Jacinthe Brisebois, Director of Programming, Le FIFA.
Twenty young actors and musicians are brought together in a laboratory situation by the actors, authors, and directors Véronique Côté and Gabrielle Côté to create a collective play for one of Québec’s major theatres, Le Trident. Over a full year, they dig through contemporary Québec poetry to draw out the spirit of the times. In workshops and in all four corners of the province, we witness the process of bringing Je me soulève into the world, and when the curtain opens, it will both transport us into the open, unlimited country and transform life!
Based on the incandescent work by sisters Gabrielle Côté and Véronique Côté, the playwrights of Attentat (2014), Hugo Latulippe brings us a documentary full of artists’ contributions to society. Appearing on screen, among others, are toino dumas, Ariel Charest, Catherine Dorion, Sarah Montpetit, Elkahna Talbi, Olivier Arteau, Anne-Marie Olivier, and Olivier Normand, along with texts by Marjolaine Beauchamp, Dany Boudreault, Mathieu Gosselin, Jean-Christophe Réhel, Rodney Saint-Éloi, and Daria Colonna. Je me soulève is a quest for meaning that is open and inspired, mixing politics and poetry.
Je me soulève will be screened on March 15 at 7:00 pm at the Monument-National, and March 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec.
It will also be available online on March 15 at 8:00 pm on ARTS.FILM, Le FIFA’s platform, for the duration of the festival, until March 27.
Duration: 88 minutes.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Hugo Latulippe has been working in documentary film and television since he participated in Radio-Canada’s La Course destination monde in 1994–95. After learning his trade from the masters of Québec direct documentary at the National Film Board, he founded Esperamos, whose television, web, and film projects, shot in Québec and abroad, focus on “the great questions of our times.” His films have been selected for the most prestigious festivals and have won numerous awards. To find out more.
The film Je me soulève will be preceded by the world première screening of Danika St-Laurent’s short film We Are Not Speaking The Same Language, presented by Montreal First People’s Festival.
Thinking back to her only phone call with her maternal grandmother, Danika St-Laurent explains the connection that she maintains with her Indigenous identity (and her grandmother) through beading.
Danika St-Laurent is an Ojibwe-Cree (Saulteaux) from the Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan; she was born in Sherbrooke, Québec, on December 27, 1995. She grew up and currently lives in Montréal, Québec. In January 2020, St-Laurent began to bead again and launched her small beaded-earring business called Neebageesis Beadwork. She now works at Wapikoni mobile as coordinator of digital outreach activities and directed her first film with Studio virtuel, We Are Not Speaking The Same Language, during the second cohort of the 2021–22 season.
“The artist and director Danika St-Laurent has shown an undeniable sense of aesthetics in the short film We Are Not Speaking The Same Language, which is both very simple and highly sensitive, and we are pleased to present it for the opening of the festival.”Jacinthe Brisebois, Programming Director, Le FIFA
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
For the FIFA 40 Passport
FIFA 40 Passport
$39 (taxes included, fees extra)The FIFA 40 Passport grants access to the full online program of FIFA’s 40th edition, from March 16 to March 27, 2022. Please note that the opening film Je me soulève preceded by the short film We Are Not Speaking The Same Language will be available on March 15, 2022 starting at 8:00 pm.