OPENING FILM: "CHIEN BLANC" BY ANAÏS BARBEAU-LAVALETTE
The CINEMANIA Film Festival and SPHÈRE FILMS are thrilled to announce that CHIEN BLANC, directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and produced by Nicole Robert, will open the 28th edition of CINEMANIA on Wednesday, November 2, at Cinema Imperial. Adapted from Romain Gary’s classic novel and based on his own life with Jean Seberg, CHIEN BLANC stars Denis Ménochet (Romain Gary), Kacey Rohl (Jean Seberg), K.C. Collins (Keys) and young Laurent Lemaire (Diego Gary). The film will be released in theatres on November 9.
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Published by Gallimard (1970) and set in the post-segregation society of the United States in the 60s, CHIEN BLANC is produced with the financial support of SODEC, Téléfilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Tax Credits programs (Québec, Canada and B.C.) and the participation of Radio Canada, Super Écran et CBC Films.
Produce by Nicole Robert for Go Films (now Sphère Média), CHIEN BLANC is distributed in Canada by Sphère Films and will be released on November 9.
“I’m grateful for this recognition from the prestigious CINEMANIA Film Festival. I congratulate the entire team of CHIEN BLANC for their remarkable work and I thank all those who believed in
this film.” — Nicole Robert, producer
“We couldn’t have hoped for a better opening film than CHIEN BLANC for the next edition of CINEMANIA. Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette is offering a major motion picture that stirs up reflection and debate, and that once again confirms her talent as a filmmaker deeply concerned with the fate of others and society’s critical issues. It is an honour for us to continue to follow her work, in the wake of the documentary about her that we produced and exhibited last year.” — Guilhem Caillard, General Manager of CINEMANIA.
The Opening Night is presented in association with CINEMANIA’s SOFITEL MONTRÉAL LE CARRÉ DORÉ .
The 28th CINEMANIA Film Festival will take place in Montreal from November 2 – 13, 2022. The entire program will be announced on October 20.