Toronto, ON – June 6, 2019 – Game Theory Films, a Toronto-based boutique film distribution company, today announced the details of ‘Quebec on Screen’, a weekend event featuring three critically acclaimed Quebecois films. Screening over July 5 to 7, the lineup includes 2018 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) Best Picture winner A Colony (Une Colonie) by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, the multiple-award winningThe Great Darkened Days (La Grande Noirceur) by Maxime Giroux, and 2018 TIFF Canada’s Top Ten and CSA nominated film Genesis (Genèse) by Philippe Lesage. All three filmmakers are expected to attend in addition to Émilie Bierre, star of A Colony (Une Colonie) and Genesis (Genèse).
The event will take place at The Royal Cinema. Each film will screen twice over the three days. To find showtimes or purchase tickets, please visit The Royal Cinema’s ticketing site.
A Colony (Une Colonie)
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Cast: Émilie Bierre, Irlande Côté, Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie, Cassandra Gosselin-Pelletier, Robin Aubert, Noémie Godin-Vigneau
Synopsis: Mylia, a timid yet fierce 12-year-old is entering high school. In this hostile new environment, she finds a life raft in Jimmy, an iconoclastic Aboriginal youth from the neighboring reserve. Mylia sets out to find her own place, sometimes awkwardly as she deals with the absurdity of adolescence - experiencing great discomfort but cherished victories.
The Great Darkened Days (La Grande Noirceur)
Director: Maxime Giroux
Cast: Martin Dubreuil, Sarah Gadon, Reda Kateb, Romain Duris, Buddy Duress, Cody Fern, Soko
Synopsis: While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey home, he encounters various characters under the sway of a destructive madness borne of the chaotic times. His voyage, both violent and fascinating, is a hallucinatory initiation to the darker side of the American dream.
Director: Philippe Lesage
Cast: Noée Abita, Théodore Pellerin, Édouard Tremblay-Grenier, Pier-Luc Funk, Émilie Bierre
Synopsis: In private boys' college, Guillaume, 16, is secretly in love with his best friend. When his half-sister Charlotte, 18, is offered by her boyfriend to have an open relationship, everything changes. Felix, 12, falls in love with Beatrice at camp.
About Game Theory Films
Game Theory Films is a boutique feature film distribution company based in Toronto, Ontario, established in 2018. Game Theory is committed to the strategic release of theatrical feature films within the Canadian marketplace. Their aim is to partner with diverse emerging new voices to ensure their work receives a targeted and dynamic release strategy. With a small passionate staff, they offer a personal touch, and are available to their partners throughout the life of their films from development through release.