New Canadian cinema – a film about the supernatural in a Quebec smalltown
Searching for new film horizons, RIGA IFF looks across the ocean and presents a NEW CANADIAN CINEMA selection in collaboration with the Montreal International Film Festival Festival du nouveau cinéma. The first from this programme to be announced is a screening of Ghost Town Anthology on October 23, 18.00, with participation of the director Denis Côté himself.
Ghost Town Anthology begins with a death of a young man in an isolated Quebec smalltown. Mourning locals are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the accident, while the mayor suddenly has new troubles to deal with – the return of the dead. Spiked with tragic humour and straddling the line between social realism and the supernatural, Ghost Town Anthology was shot on 16 mm film and is based on a novel by writer and photographer Laurence Olivier.
The charismatic Denis Côté is among the most exciting and internationally renowned Québécois film directors and willl be available for a Q&A session after the screening. A true cinefile himself, he is keenly interested in exploring the possibilities of the language of film.