Stéphane Oystryk, director of FM YOUTH
Saturday October 18, 9:00 pm (CCFM)
Stéphane Oystryk is a Winnipeg filmmaker. He studied film at the University of Manitoba and has made many dramatic and documentary short films. His cinema is often interested in his Franco-Manitoban community and the neighbourhood of Saint-Boniface. FM Youth is his first feature film and represents his most complete portrait of this francophone community.
William Sineux, director of FRIENDLY MANITOBA
Sunday October 19, 7:00 pm (CCFM)
Following studies in political science and numerous television appearances (Le Grand Journal on Canal +, C à vous on France 5), this young director and child of the television era goes behind the camera to make known a region that has had a profound impact on him: Manitoba. After working as a journalist and launching his own music show here, this musician at heart comes back to the Prairies to tell, in his own way, the story of this fabulous region.
Julie Hivon, director of WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?
Saturday October 25, 3:00 pm (Towne 8)
Julie Hivon completed her formation in communication and cinema at Université du Québec à Montréal. After that, she wrote, directed and produced two short films: Baiser d’enfant and Dans le parc avec toi. Baiser d’enfant won many awards at the Yorkton Film festival and the Festival Cinéma Jove (Spain). Dans le parc avec toi was awarded the critic’s special prize at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois.Julie also wrote directed and co-produced her first feature film Crème glacée, chocolat et autres consolations. The film had a good carreer int theaters and received the public’s choice award at the Festival du film francophone de Moncton and also the award for best film at the Festival de films de femmes de Torino. Julie Hivon’s second feature Tromper le silence also won the honors at the Montreal International Film Festival going away with the public’s choice award and the jury’s award for innovation.
Julie Hivon also works as a script writer and director in television. She participated in series like Providence, Chambre 13, Toute la vérité and O’.
Aside from her work in film and television, Julie published a novel Ce qu’il en reste (XYZ éditeur), winner of the Jacqueline-Déry-Mochon prize, a few plays for children, and short stories including Ballade pour une fin de millénaire, winner of Voir’s short story contest.
Jean-Carl Boucher, actor in 1987
Saturday October 25, 9:00 pm (Towne 8)
Jean Carl Boucher discovered his true passion for acting while studying theater in High school. As a young and upcoming actor, he played in various short films before landing in 2007 his first lead role in the very popular teen series Les Kiki Tronic. Many roles and TV series followed such as Tactik, Les Parents and l’Horrorarium. During this time, he also did a lot of voice work in advertising as well as dubbing international films.
On the big screen, he acted in Un été sans point ni coup sûr and stared in both 1981 and 1987 by Ricardo Trogi. He was nominated for best actor at the Geni Awards and at les Prix Jutra for his role in 1981. In 2015, he performed on the main stage in an adaptation of The Intouchables at Le Théâtre du Rideau Vert.
Yves Jacques, actor in AN EYE FOR BEAUTY
Sunday October 26, 5:00 pm (Towne 8)
His professional journey led him from his native Quebec City to Montreal, and then drove him to Paris, where he’s been playing since, on stage as well as in movies. Le déclin de l’empire américain (D. Arcand) confirmed his talent, and his renown grew steadily with movies and theatrical productions in France and in Quebec. He met again with his fellow actors of Le déclin in Les invasions barbares (D. Arcand) and he played in La petite Lily (C. Miller), Un homme et son péché (C. Binamé), the historical epic by Yves Simoneau, Napoléon, La veuve de Saint-Pierre (P. Leconte), La dernière fugue (L. Pool), Cabotins (A. Desrochers), Voyez comme ils dansent (C.Miller) and French Immersion (K. Tierney), among others. He is touring the world with Robert Lepage’s play The Far Side of the Moon and The Andersen Project, in its French and English versions, with which he’s charming European, North-American, Japanese and Asian audiences. The Montreal audience welcomed is performance in May 2003 at the TNM. More recently in Paris Odéon Theatre and European tour, he played the role of Dubois in Marivaux's Fausses Confidences. In 2008, he was Samuel de Champlain as he took part of the Québec City's 400th anniversary celebration. He is distributing the film by Xavier Dolan, Laurence Anyways and he is playing alongside of Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth in the Olivier Dahan’s recent film Grace of Monaco. In 2013, Denys Arcand offered him the role of Pascal Montambault in his last film Le règne de la beauté.Yves Jacques was appointed Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, as awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France, in February 2001 and is an Officer of the Order of Canada since the end of 2009 for its achievements as an actor in theater, television and film, here and abroad.