Telefilm Canada wagers $3.7 million on five Quebec films

The bets are on the latest films by Micheline Lanctot, Carole Laure, Francois Delisle, Yves-Christian Fournier and a 3D film from Jean-Francois Pouliot and Francois Brisson.

As Telefilm Canada continues to balance its film investments between cultural and commercial fare, the agency on Thursday said it has injected $3.7 million in five new French-language feature films.

The films selected are Micheline Lanctôt’s Autrui, Carole Laure’s Exit, Forget me not, by director François Delisle, Jean-François Pouliot and François Brisson’s La guerre des tuques 3D  and N.O.I.R., by filmmaker Yves-Christian Fournier.

“The diversity of the films attests to our commitment to reach a wide range of audiences,” said Carolle Brabant, executive director of Telefilm Canada in a statement.

“Filmgoers will have the opportunity to rediscover a classic, La guerre des tuques, in animation and 3D. In addition, we have selected films from renowned directors whose cinéma d’auteur has been featured in festivals throughout the world,” she added.

Auteurs rewarded with Telefilm investment include Lanctôt’s latest film from Reprise Films, which follows the earlier work For the Love of God being selected at the Beijing International Film Festival and winning the jury prize at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

On the commercial side, Jean-François Pouliot, who directed Seducing Doctor Lewis, has joined with animator François Brisson on LGDT-3D’s La guerre des tuques 3D, about two kids leading competing groups of friends in a battle to conquer a snow castle and reap the rewards.

Laure’s Exit is produced by Lyla Films, Delisle’s Forget me not comes from indie producer Films 53/12, and Go Films is producing N.O.I.R.