2021 CINÉMENTAL FESTIVAL
The 30th Festival de films francophones au Manitoba, Cinémental, went well. More than 1,400 spectators came to the Centre culturel franco-manitobain from October 22 to 24 and November 5 to 7. Considering that we are at the end of the pandemic, this result is encouraging and promising for the coming year.
The most popular films were: Club Vinland, Delicious, The Fine Flower, Poly, Bootlegger, Souterrain, De Gaulle, Ste.Anne, Miss, Lola to the Sea, The Old Chums, Maria, Sam, and Maria Chapdelaine.
The Golden Gerb award for the public's favorite film, is given to: HORS NORMES.
This production, directed by the duo of Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (the team behind the film Intouchables), pays tribute to the social workers who dedicate their lives to assisting autistic children and teenagers. Audiences were deeply moved by the realism and humanity of this production, which took more than three years of research. The filming left its mark on the main actors, Vincent Cassel and Reda Kated. In France, HORS NORMES has been described by many as an exceptional film.
Thank you to the audience and our guests. In person: Dolorès Gosselin, Isabelle d'Eschambault and Janelle Tougas for the film Ste. Anne. Virtually: Benoît Pilon for Club Vinland. Short virtual presentations by: Marianna Mazza for Maria, Sophie Dupuis for Souterrain. Many thanks to the team of La tournée Québec Cinéma. Thank you to the members of the board of directors and the volunteers. See you in 2022.
Cinémental thanks all the main sponsors and partners for their help and financial support.