Telefilm invests in five French-language feature films

Telefilm Canada has invested in five Quebecois films, from auteur director Rafael Ouellet's Camion to a more commercial effort, L'Affaire Dumont, by Daniel Grou.
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Telefilm Canada has invested in five Quebecois films, from auteur director Rafael Ouellet’s Camion to a more commercial effort, L’Affaire Dumont, by Daniel Grou.

The French-language feature projects reward success: writer/director Louise Archambault (Familia) is back with Alice, a romantic drama from Incendies producers Luc Déry and Kim McCraw at micro_scope.

Christal Films Distribution will release Alice.

Telefilm is also putting coin into Avant que mon coeur bascule, from director Sebastien Rose and producer Paul Barbeau of Reprise Films.

The film, co-written by Rose and Stéfanie Lasnier, portrays a 16 year-old girl who robs highway drivers, only to encounter adventure with a history teacher she meets and likes.

Metropole Films Distribution will release Rose’s latest feature.

Telefilm is also backing Hors les murs, a France-Belgium-Canada minority co-production from writer/director David Lambert.

The film is about a romance between a young pianist and a bass player from Albania that is overtaken by life’s unexpected twists and turns.

Hors les murs is produced by Daniel Morin of Les Productions Cinématographiques, Boréal Films, Red Star Cinéma in France and Belgium’s Frakas Productions.

K-Films Amérique is distributing the Quebec film domestically.

Rounding out Telefilm’s latest French language film investment is L’Affaire Dumont, Grou’s account, based on a true story, of a jail house romance involving a corner-store delivery man accused, tried and sentenced for a sexual assault he claims he did not commit.

Nicole Robert of Go Films is producing the film, based on a script by Danielle Dansereau.

Alliance Vivafilms will distribute.

And Ouellet’s Camion also receives Telefilm investment for a portrait of a trucker on a road trip to fix his life after being part of a deadly traffic accident.

The producer is Stephanie Morisette of Coop Vidéo de Montréal, with K-Films Amérique to release the picture.