Closing Film (Out of competition). The fall of the american empire

Canada, 2018, 129’

Director

Denys Arcand

Producer

Denise Robert

Scenario

Denys Arcand

Rights Holder

Seville International

Rights Holder for Belarus

Russian Report Television Agency

DOP

Van Royko

Cast

Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette

Production

Cinémaginaire Inc.

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

This new Denys Arcand film takes a witty yet touching look at, as only Arcand knows how, the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.


HONORS
2018 Toronto IFF (Canada) – world premiere
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Denys Arcand

An Academy Award winning director, Denys Arcand's films have won over 100 prestigious awards around the world. JESUS OF MONTREAL (1989) won the Jury’s Grand Prize and the Ecumenical Prize in Cannes and 12 Genie Awards. THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS (2003) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and three César awards. DAYS OF DARKNESS (2007) was the Official Selection at the 60th Cannes IFF for Closing Night. Denys Arcand’s films depict his love for history and his passionate look at the human condition.

Selected filmography

2007 DAYS OF DARKNESS

2003 THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS

1989 JESUS OF MONTREAL

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