World cin­ema com­ing to Sher­brooke in April

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The Fes­ti­val Cin­ema du Monde de Sher­brooke, tak­ing place be­tween April 10th and the 13th at La Mai­son du Cin­ema and the Salle du Parvis, will fea­ture over one hun­dred films from thirty dif­fer­ent coun­tries; not bad for a first edi­tion.

Co-founded by De­nis Hur­tubise, the pres­i­dent of La Mai­son du Cin­ema, and Malika Ba­j­jaje, the gen­eral di­rec­tor of the fes­ti­val, the four-day event will fea­ture 42 fic­tional movies, 16 doc­u­men­taries, and 23 shorts. Among the English lan­guage movies are Mid­night’s Chil­dren, di­rected by Deepa Me­hta, and The World Be­fore Her, di­rected by Nisha Pahuja. There will also be dis­cus­sion groups, round ta­bles, pub­lic voting and a chil­dren’s pro­gram.

A red car­pet will be in­stalled for the grand open­ing of the fes­ti­val, pre­sented by Ra­dio-Canada, tak­ing place on Thurs­day, April 10th, be­gin­ning at 7:30 pm., at La Mai­son du Cin­ema. Casse-tete chi­nois, by Cedric Klapish, will open the fes­tiv­i­ties. The clos­ing cer­e­mony on Sun­day will fea­ture the award­ing of sev­eral prizes and a show­ing of the film La Playa with its di­rec­tor, An­drés Arango, in at­ten­dance.

For the com­plete sched­ule of movies along with de­scrip­tions of the movies, go to

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