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Author: Justine Smith

Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, From Actor to Director

Alexa-Jeanne Dubé is taking Québec by storm. Over the past five years, she has acted in a number of high-profile arthouse films and has many more on the way. She is perhaps best known for her recurring role on the award-winning web series, Féminin/Féminin (2014–). In 2017, she made her debut as a director with a short film, “Oui mais non,” which is about a cold winter’s night and overwhelming but unreciprocated longing between neighbors. Her most recent film as an actor is Claire l’hiver (2017), a naturalistic narrative about a young woman in Montreal whose life falls apart...

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Kinotalks: Written in the Stars—Claude Lelouch

Claude Lelouch recently turned 80. For over 50 years he has thrilled and surprised audiences with an eclectic body of work, including A Man and a Woman (1966), “C’était un rendez-vous” (1976), and Les Misérables (1995). With over 60 directing credits, he has shown little sign of slowing down as he releases a new film every couple of years. His filmic style reflects the breadth of his work, for it cannot be categorized in terms of genre and style as conventional scenes break into musicals, and drama quickly shifts to comedy. A pillar of French cinema, he has a...

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