Canadian filmmaker Guy Édoin’s second feature film Ville-Marie will World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a “Special Presentation”. “It is a great honour that Ville-Marie will have its world premiere at TIFF, a festival that has seen me grow and evolve as a filmmaker over the course of my five films” declared the director.
The film stars Monica Bellucci (Spectre), Pascale Bussières (When Night Is Falling), Patrick Hivon (À l’origine d’un cri) and Aliocha Schneider (Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme), who has also been selected as one of four TIFF RISING STARS 2015. Designed to find the next generation of Canadian actors poised for international careers, TIFF Rising Stars draws homegrown talent into the bright spotlight provided by the annual September Festival.
An actress (Monica Bellucci) in town shooting a film, hopes to reconcile with her son (Aliocha Schneider). A paramedic (Patrick Hivon), haunted by his past struggles, is under the watchful eye of a nurse (Pascale Bussière) who is trying to keep the emergency room running at Ville Marie Hospital, where these four lives will come together and take an unexpected turn.
Written by Guy Édoin, in collaboration with Jean-Simon DesRochers, Ville-Marie was the very first Canadian script to be officially selected for L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Guy Édoin’s creative team includes Director of photography Serge Desrosiers; Artistic Director David Pelletier; Costume Designer Julia Patkos; Editor Yvann Thibaudeau; and Music Composer Olivier Alary who worked in collaboration with Johannes Malfatti. The film received financial support from SODEC, Téléfilm, provincial and federal tax credits as well as the Harold Greenberg Fund. Ville-Marie is produced by Félize Frappier of Max Films Media, distributed in Canada by Filmoption International, and sold worldwide by Films Boutique. Ville-Marie will be released in theaters on October 9th, in Quebec, Canada.