A PRESTIGIOUS PRE-OPENING NIGHT!
Members of the film crew attending the evening were greeted on the red carpet by CINEMANIA's Managing Director Guilhem Caillard, CINEMANIA's Founder Maidy Teitelbaum, and Pierre Roy, President of the Board of Directors. Several professionals from the Quebec film industry were also present. The Montreal based lawyer firm Dunton Rainville was the official sponsor of the evening.
About EMMA PEETERS:
Emma Peeters (Quebec’s Monia Chokri) is about to celebrate her 35th birthday – her life’s achievements have thus far been unremarkable. After struggling for years without success to become an actress in Paris, Emma becomes fixated on an idea: she’ll commit suicide the following week, on her exact birth date. During her preparations, she meets Alex Bodart, who works at the funeral home she’s been consulting. Alex is also an amateur filmmaker and offers to star Emma in a film of her own life. While camouflaging their true feelings, Alex and Emma undertake this bizarre project together… Belgian director-screenwriter Nicole Palo brings us a wonderful black comedy, an existential and generational crisis filmed through a uniquely whimsical filter.
Paul Ahmarani & Olivier Gourmet
Monia Chokri, Serge Noël, Nicole Palo and the team of the film
Sophie Desmarais & Guilhem Caillard
Denys Arcand & Denise Robert