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Podz’ King Dave to open Fantasia

The film will make its world premiere at the 20th edition of the Montreal genre festival. (Writer and lead actor Alexandre Goyette pictured.)

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Podz on gritty, real-life roots of 19-2 cop drama

“I always found that if you’re uncovering the human condition, people will connect,” the Quebec director (pictured) said in Cannes of the French-Canadian cop drama now being adapted for English-speaking Canada by Bell Media.

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19-2 wins big at Prix Gemeaux gala

The French-language police drama – currently being adapted in English for Bravo – takes home nine awards, while satirical comedy special Bye Bye 2012 takes home 10 statues. (19-2 cast, pictured)

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Marc-Andre Grondin top-lines L’Affaire Dumont

The $5 million film, directed by Quebec’s Daniel “Podz” Grou, tells the true story of a man jailed for a rape he insists he never committed, and a single mother who sets out to prove his innocence.

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Villeneuve leads Jutra pack, although auteurs score well

A number of somber auteur films which were critically acclaimed but didn’t score high at the box office are in the running for the award’s top categories.