World cinema coming to Sherbrooke in April
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 fcms.ca.