The 40and edition of Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC) takes off on Wednesday evening with the world premiere of the film Noémie says yes. Between now and April 30, some fifty Quebec feature films will be screened online and in several Montreal theaters throughout the event. Here are five not to be missed.
1. Noémie says yes
Chosen to open the ball on Wednesday evening at the Monument-National, this first feature film by director and screenwriter Geneviève Albert explores the vicious circle of prostitution through the journey of a teenager who falls into the arms (and under the influence) of a pimp, after running away from a youth centre.
- Noémie says yes hits theaters across Quebec on April 29.
2. Very nice day
After Until the decline, launched on Netflix two years ago, director Patrice Laliberté reteamed with actor and screenwriter Guillaume Laurin for this new feature film which was filmed entirely with a cell phone. Laurin embodies a bicycle courier adept at conspiracy theories.
- Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Latin Quarter Cinema.
3. The Inhuman
Samian stars in this psychological thriller by Jason Brennan that revisits the Algonquin legend of the Wendigo. The film features a neurosurgeon struggling with narcotics addiction who returns to the reservation where he grew up to attend his father’s funeral.
- Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Latin Quarter Cinema
Three years after the release of his drama Sluts or the natural sugar of the skin, director Renée Beaulieu is back with this new feature film that explores a complex relationship between a daughter and her father. Actress and host Rosalie Bonenfant plays the title role.
- April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Latin Quarter Cinema
After his psychological thriller Mount Foster, released just before the pandemic, director Louis Godbout switches gears with this satirical comedy featuring three friends who get together for a game of golf. But their afternoon will be disrupted by the arrival of a stranger.
- April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Latin Quarter Cinema