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CINÉMAGINAIRE, founded in 1988, is active in the production of feature films, international co-productions and television series. The company has produced over 50 films, many of which won numerous awards on the international circuit, including Denys Arcand’s Oscar winning film THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS. The film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay, won 3 Césars, including best picture, a David di Donatello and more than forty prestigious awards. Amongst many films, the company produced Denys Arcand’s Yan England’s 1:54, winner of numerous international awards and Denys Arcand’s THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE, sold worldwide.
Denise Robert is a member of the prestigious Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma (César). She is a also member of the Order of Canada; the Order of La Pléiade and Commander of the Ordre de Montréal. Her work was recognized by the Minister of Cultural Affairs of France for her influential role in the promotion of French culture throughout the world by appointing her Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters.
LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE AMÉRICAIN/ THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE 2018
Director: Denys Arcan
Screenplay: Denys Arcan
Cast: Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy, Pierre Curzi, Vincent Leclerc
Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma, leave empty handed or take the money and run? This new Denys Arcand film takes a witty yet touching look at, as only Arcand knows how, the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.
Valladolid International FF - Winner FIPRESCI Award
Namur International French FF
Russia French FF
Black Nights FF - Estonia
Reykjavik French FF
MENTEUR / COMPULSIVE LIAR 2019
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Émile Gaudreault
Screenplay: Emile Gaudreault, Sebastien Ravary, Eric K. Boulianne
Cast: Louis-José Houde, Antoine Bertrand, Catherine Chabot, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Geneviève Schmidt, Véronique Le Flaguais, Luc Senay, Patrice Coquereau, Marie-Lise Pilote, Sonia Vachon, Didier Lucien, Vitali Makarov
Simon is a compulsive liar. His friends and family have tried to get him to change his ways without any luck. But when bizarre disasters happen around him that match his fibs, Simon learns that the only thing more destructive than the lies he tells others are the lies he tells himself.
French speaking Film Festival in Angoulême (France) 2019, Canadian Écrans Prize 2020 - Golden Screen Award For Feature Film
Director: Yan England
Screenplay: Yan England
Cast: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, Lou-Pascal Tremblay, David Boutin, Patrice Godin, Robert Naylor, Anthony Therrien, Guillaume Gauthier
Tim, a shy sixteen-year-old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.
Focus on French Cinema New York - Special screening at the United Nations Headquarters
Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême - Best Actor & Student Jury Awards
Festival International du film francophone de Namur / Junior Jury Award Busan IFF
Rome Independent FF - Special Mention
Festival du film de la Ville de Québec