Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.
Justine Laurier inherits of her father's company and thwarts the plans of a group of unscrupulous individuals who are hiding their illegal activities behind the screen offered by the "national security" and "state secrets".
A fascinating behind-the-scene look at Quebec's first true science fiction film, "The Mars et Avril Experience" reveals Martin Villeneuve's incredible and relentlessness journey of fate and... See full summary »
Fidèle au roman, le film relate le dernier été du jeune Félix Leclerc dans la maison familiale de La Tuque, au Québec, tout juste avant qu'il quitte la région pour aller étudier à Ottawa. ... See full summary »
Sherry, a self-destructive makeup saleswoman, hopes a new man and business venture will provide her a fresh start. After her plans are foiled, she takes control of her life in a dramatic turn of events.
Single mother Mary Harris is an ER doctor by day, but by night she and her partner, a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death who help terminally ill patients slip away on their own terms.
To escape a dying Earth, a team of scientists pilot an Ark, destined for an exoplanet to start anew. But their precious Ark suffers complications along the way, causing its crew to fight for the survival of the human race.
Montreal, the future. Elderly jazz musician Jacob Obus (Jacques Languirand) still draws in audiences with his mesmerizing performances, playing instruments based on female models, designed by his much younger pal Arthur (Paul Ahmarani). The latest model, intriguing artist Avril (Caroline Dhavernas), entices both Arthur and Jacob. In the resulting love triangle, the old musician is ultimately victorious and appears to be in love for the first time in his life. But then Avril is accidentally transported to Mars, where the first manned mission just happened to land. Enter Eugène Spaak (Robert Lepage), inventor, cosmologist and Arthur's father, who unveils a new theory about man's desire to reach Mars and helps Jacob find the true meaning of life and love.Written by
Mars et Avril Inc.
The scene where Jacob and Arthur are leaving for Mars is inspired by one of Martin Villeneuve's childhood memories: when he was 4 or 5 years old, his older brothers, including Denis Villeneuve, put him in a box and made him believe that he made a space travel on his way to Mars. They would put Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) books behind the box's 'porthole' as to give the illusion that he truly was in space. See more »
It takes an old medium to appreciate a new language.
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Le dernier concert
Composed by Benoît Charest
Courtesy of Simone Records (available on iTunes and in vinyl record)
Under license from EMA Films & Mars et Avril Inc. See more »
Embarrassingly bad, especially for a Quebecois film with Robert Lepage. Flat, uninteresting characters, weak story, weak and simple dialogue masquerading as profound, no plot to speak of...looks a lot of attention was paid to the bartenders' outfits, though....
I realize making a sci-fi on a limited budget is an immense challenge, but this seems like someone's vanity project; maybe they should have tried a short film to start.
And for a film with the main focus on music and musicians, it's a totally unremarkable, forgettable score.
Sometimes films remain obscure and off-the-radar for a good reason!! Pass, unless you're looking for s "hoot-fest"....
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