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FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA LATINO-AMÉRICAIN DE MONTRÉAL
April 24th - May 8th

JOURNEY TO PORTUGAL / VIAGEM A PORTUGAL
Starts April 25th

LE DERNIER DES INJUSTES / THE LAST OF THE UNJUST
April 27th - May 3rd

LA DANZA DE LA REALIDAD / THE DANCE OF REALITY
Starts May 2nd

WAKOLDA / THE GERMAN DOCTOR
Starts May 9th

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Starts May 9th

COME WORRY WITH US
May 16th, 17th and 18th

UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL
Starts May 23rd

PALO ALTO
Starts June 6th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA LATINO-AMÉRICAIN DE MONTRÉAL

APRIL 24th - MAY 8th

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>>PRESIONE AQUÍ PARA OBTENER LA VERSION EN ESPAÑOL<<

Cinema du Parc welcomes for the 5th consecutive year the MONTREAL LATIN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, running from April 24 to May 8. With the avowed goal of promoting the cultures of Latin-American countries and co-productions with Spain and Portugal, over the years, this festival has become the reference for Latin-American cinema, and one of the most popular events of the year at Cinema du Parc, attracting a diverse fan base of Francophones, Anglophones, new immigrants and those who were born here to Latino parents. This year, we have roughly ten films IN COMPETITION and many of the biggest hits in our BOX OFFICE category. The program will be announced April 17.

 

 

SPECIAL PRICE FOR FCLM
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $12 / PASSPORT 5 ADMISSIONS: $45
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SCHEDULE
 

OPENING FILM
VIAGEM A PORTUGAL / JOURNEY TO PORTUGAL

THURSDAY APRIL 24 at 7pm, FRIDAY APRIL 25 at 5pm

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Portugal. 2011-2013. Dir.: Sergio Tréfaut. 75 min.
With: Maria de Medeiros, Isabel Ruth, Makena Diop.

O.V. Portuguese, Russian and French with French s.-t.

Maria, a Ukrainian woman who speaks Russian, lands at the airport of Faro in Portugal. Of all the passengers on her plane, Maria is the only one to be detained and interrogated by the Immigration Police.

Based on a true story, here’s a film every traveller should see because it tells of the abusive power that security measures engender nowadays in the modern world.

Journey to Portugal is an accomplished work: an impressive and non-conformist directing, daring camerawork and cutting edge editing.”
-ANDRÉ SANTOS, TIME OUT LISBOA

Journey to Portugal is a great film not just because it defies convention, but because at the same time it tells a story well worth telling. Two sublime performances from Maria de Medeiros and Isabel Ruth.”
-PEDRO PONTE, ANTECINEMA

“It is impossible to confuse Tréfaut’s first feature-length fiction film with any other. It is distinctive, daring, structured and has substance. Clearly made with limited resources, Tréfaut has the good taste to make it simple and beautiful.”
-ALEXANDRE BORGES, JORNAL I

“Tréfaut manages to focus the viewers’ attention on what really matters - the human side of the story. Wonderfully conveyed by Maria de Medeiros in her most captivating screen performance in years, and by a spine-chilling Isabel Ruth. A revelation.”
- JORGE MOURINHA, PÚBLICO

AWARDS
AUDIENCE AND DON QUICHOTE AWARD AT THE AZORES FILM FESTIVAL
THE GOLDEN TAIGA FOR BEST FEATURE AT THE KHANTY-MANSYSK FILM FESTIVAL (RUSSIA)
JURY SPECIAL MENTION AT THE LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL IN EGYPT
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE IN GIJÒN (SPAIN)

SELECTIONS AT FILM FESTIVALS
AUDIENCE AND DON QUICHOTE AWARD AT THE AZORES FILM FESTIVAL
THE GOLDEN TAIGA FOR BEST FEATURE AT THE KHANTY-MANSYSK FILM FESTIVAL (RUSSIA)
JURY SPECIAL MENTION AT THE LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL IN EGYPT
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE IN GIJÒN (SPAIN)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – INDIE LISBOA IFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION – ODESSA IFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION – BUENOS AIRES HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – MEXICO HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – GENEVA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
SPECIAL PROGRAM – BEAUVAIS FILM FESTIVAL

IN COMPETITION
MATAR A UN HOMBRE / TO KILL A MAN

FRIDAY APRIL 25 at 7pm, SATURDAY APRIL 26 at 5pm

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Chile. 2013. Dir.: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras. 82 min.
With: Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo, Ariel Mateluna.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Perpetual humiliation inflicted on his family by local thugs pushes a father over the edge in Alejandro Almendras’s unnerving psychological thriller, which reveals a decidedly raw side of revenge.

Jorge is a hardworking family man, who lives with his wife and two of his three sons. He earns just enough to cover their basic necessities. One afternoon, while returning home from work, he is mugged by Kalule, a well-known delinquent from his neighborhood… This is only the beginning of the film.

The director has crafted a very unique and original story which I found to be a great psychological study on human relations. It has stark cinematography and a moody musical score. An important film!

AWARDS
JURY GRAND PRIZE (BEST DRAMA) SUNDANCE 2014
FIPRESCI PRIZE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS ASSOCIATION MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL
FIPRESCI PRIZE AT THE CARTAGENA FILM FESTIVAL (COLOMBIA) 2014
BIG SCREEN PRIZE AT THE ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
FRIBOURG (SWITZERLAND) 2014: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AND DON QUIJOTE PRIZE


PRESENTATIONS AT FILM FESTIVALS
NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS NEW YORK 2014
29E FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO 2014
AUSTRALAB VALDIVIA (CHILE) 2013

IN COMPETITION
O LOBO ATRAS DA PORTA / WOLF AT THE DOOR

SATURDAY APRIL 26 at 7pm, SUNDAY APRIL 27 at 5pm

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Brazil 2013. Dir.: Fernando Coimbra. 100 min.
With: Milhem Cortaz, Leandra Leal, Fabiula Nascimento.

O.V. in Portuguese with English s.-t.

A child is abducted. At the police station, Sylvia and Bernardo, the parents, and Rosa, prime suspect and Bernardo's lover, give conflicting testimonies leading to the darkest corners of desire, deceit and wickedness in the relations of these three characters. This quirky story is sure to resonate with you once you've seen it. A great film that will be remembered for a long time.

AWARDS
BEST FILM - FESTIVAL RIO DE JANEIRO 2013
BEST ACTRESS - RIO DE JANEIRO FILM FESTIVAL 2013
HORIZONS PRIZE - SAN SEBASTIÁN FILM FESTIVAL 2014

SELECTIONS AT FILM FESTIVALS 
SXSW 2014
SAN SEBASTIÁN FILM FESTIVAL 2014
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) 2013
ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL 2013

DOC PLUS
MERCEDES SOSA, LA VOZ DE LATINOAMERICA / THE VOICE OF LATIN AMERICA

SUNDAY APRIL 27 at 7pm, MONDAY APRIL 28 at 5pm

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Argentina 2013. Dir.: Rodrigo H. Vila. 93 min.
With: Mercedes Sosa, Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Isabel Parra.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Mercedes Sosa left behind an indelible legacy. This film is a deep intimate journey into Mercedes Sosa’s world, not only as an artist but as human being. An autobiography through her own voice, with never seen before archives and several international artists giving their testimony.

AWARDS
AUDIENCE AWARD AT THE 2nd FILM FESTIVAL OF PANAMA.
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SYDNEY LATIN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AUSTRALIA) 2013

PRESENTATIONS AT FILM FESTIVALS
EUROPEAN OPENING AT IDFA 2013.
OFFICIAL SELECTION RIO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
29th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OF THESSALONY (GREECE) 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION BARCELONA FILM FESTIVAL 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF BIARRITZ 2014 (FRANCE)
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL NUEVO CINEMA LATINOAMERICANO LA HABANA CUBA 2013

IN COMPETITION
LO AZUL DEL CIELO / BLUE OF THE SKY

MONDAY APRIL 28 at 7pm, TUESDAY APRIL 29 at 5pm

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Colombia 2013. Dir.: Juan Alfredo Uribe. 112 min.
With: Aldemar Correa, Maria Gaviria.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Camilo is a 23 year-old member of the middle class in Medellin, Colombia. After serving in the army, he returns home eager to make a new life for himself. His relationship with his family is a source of constant conflict, and finally they give him an ultimatum: find a job or move out. He spends most of his time playing in a neighborhood indoor soccer league, and there, in a stroke of luck, his coach Berri offers him an opportunity to make some easy money...It is a complex film with a much deeper meaning that lies beneath the surface. A beautifully crafted motion picture.

PRESENTATION AT A FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SANTA FE D’ANTIOQUIA (COLOMBIA)

IN COMPETITION
I AM FROM CHILE

TUESDAY APRIL 29 at 7pm, WEDNESDAY APRIL 30 at 5pm

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Chile 2013. Dir.: Gonzalo Diaz. 109 min.
With: Diego Ruiz, Ivan Alvarez de Araya, Tamara Ferreira, Catalina Aguayo.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Salvador is a young Chilean who moves to London to study English and travel around Europe. While in London, he stays with his aunt Maria, an immature 55 year old woman. When Salvador’s parents face unexpected economic hardship, it threatens to cut short their son’s London experience. Seduced by what the city has to offer, Salvador refuses to return to Chile. It is a very emotional and powerful film that deserves a lot of attention. With Paulina Garcia of Gloria.

AWARDS
SPECIAL MENTION A THE FESTIVAL CINE DE PUNTA DEL ESTE 2014

PRESENTATION AT FILM FESTIVALS
SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2014
CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2014
BARRANQUILLA FILM FESTIVAL (COLOMBIA)
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL NUEVO CINEMA LATINOAMERICANO LA HABANA CUBA 2013
MENCIONES HONROSAS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINE 2013

IN COMPETITION
SOBRE ELLA / MUSTH

WEDNESDAY APRIL 30 at 7pm, THURSDAY MAY 1st at 5pm

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Mexico 2013. Dir.: Mauricio T. Valle. 98 min.
With: Alejandro Camacho, Patricia Garza, Josemaria Torre Hütt.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

For some, life’s a party full of joy, music, dancing and love. Sobre Ella is just that: a photograph of the color, light and texture that life carries. This is the story of how we learn to understand the consequences of fate, the bonds of friendship, the passion of love and the happiness of awakening every morning. The script is brilliant and gives food for thoughts. The movie relates to people who are stuck in life, dealing with difficult situations, people who isolate themselves.

PRESENTATION IN A FILM FESTIVAL
BORLÄNGE (SWEDEN) PEACE & LOVE FILM FESTIVAL - 2013

IN COMPETITION
SOMOS MARI PEPA / WE ARE MARI PEPA

THURSDAY MAY 1st at 7pm, FRIDAY MAY 2 at 5pm

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Mexico 2013. Dir.: Samuel Kishi Leopo. 95 min.
With : Rafael Andrade Muñoz, Moisés Galindo, Alejandro Gallardo.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Their first punk song is obscene and powerful. But now, if the four lads from Mari Pepa are to take part in a battle of the bands, they have a pressing need for a new song. They’re only half way on the road to fame when reality catches up with them: their first girlfriend, problems with parents – everything suddenly seems to conspire against them.

This director has an imagination like no other. It's crazy, wild, imaginative. The plot is as open-ended as life itself when you’re sixteen, and the photography is as natural as though the protagonists were used to having a camera around all the time.

"It's really fun stuff, with male teenagers acting and talking like we all did back when we were young and not extremely clever!" - Twitch

AWARDS
HONORABLE MENTION FIRST FILM SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN MIAMI FILM FEST

PRESENTATION IN A FILM FESTIVAL
29E FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO MARCH 2014

+ a short THE CHILEAN ELVIS
Dir.: Marcelo Kiwi. 10 min.

DOC PLUS
ARIEL

FRIDAY MAY 2 at 7pm

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Québec 2013. Dir.: Laura Bari. 95 min.
O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Unwilling to paint a dark portrait, the director keenly and cleverly delivers an ethereal and impressionistic composite of what life can be like for people with unusual bodies. Between hope and resilience, direct cinema and storytelling, and the real and the imaginary, Laura Bari spent ten years filming the different stages of her brother’s struggle, creating this touching film.

PRESENTATION IN FILM FESTIVALS
RIDM 2013
IDFA 2013
LES RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS 2014
CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL OF THESSALONIQUE (GREECE) 2014
29E FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO 2014

DOC PLUS / IN COMPETITION
PACHAKUTI 2012: EL CAMBIO / THE CHANGE

SATURDAY MAY 3 at 5pm

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Argentina-Bolivia 2013. Dir.: Carlos Santos. 61 min.
With interviews and public conferences by different people, Evo Morales and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, David Choquehuanca.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Almost 10 000 people showed up at the Sun Island gathering for the beginning of a new cycle of hope, compassion and love with this date of December 21, 2012, defending this vision with the Mayan prophecies. A film that should be watched by anyone who considers themselves a fan of cinema, it is brilliant and gives food for thoughts. An exceedingly creative, charming, relevant and prophetic film.

PRESENTATION IN A FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL DE CINE INDÍGENA DE BUENOS AIRES 2013

+ the short : THE VALID ACTION

IN COMPETITION
SEX LOVE & SALSA

SATURDAY MAY 3 at 7pm, SUNDAY MAY 4 at 5pm

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USA 2013 Dir.: Adrian Manzano. 92 min.
With Adrian Manzano, Sofia Rodriguez, Susan Quinn, Gabrielle Ruiz.

O.V. in English and Spanish with Spanish s.-t.

The story of Julian Suarez, 29 going on 30, who loves women so much he can't have just one. Three in particular have caught his eye at the moment, Genny, voluptuous, rambunctious, romantic; Ingrid, posh, daring, sophisticated, and Maria, artful, salsa dancer, and it seems Mr. Suave might have just met his match with this Maria... makes him wonder when is it really the right time to settle down?

"...Packs all the punch of a big romantic comedy in a very local & Latino way"
-TOP 5 LATINO FILMS OF 2013 BY LUCHO RAMIREZ, INDIEWIRE

"The film has an incredible cast, whose passion, determination and drive led to the telling of this great true to life story". –SALSEEK.COM

AWARDS
AUDIENCE AWARD AT HARLEM FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
BEST FILM – REEL INDEPENDANT FILM EXTRAVAGANZA
BEST ACTOR - REEL INDEPENDANT FILM EXTRAVAGANZA

You are invited to the after party at Hielo, the bar located upstairs the cinema on SATURDAY MAY 3. Dance with the actor and director Adrian Manzano coming all the way from NYC. Learn some Ny salsa moves from the film as you dance to the best Colombia and Salsa Dura in celebration of the art of cinema and dance! A gozar y bailar con puro saborrrrr! No cover / Cash bar and restaurante.

DOC PLUS / IN COMPETITION
SERÉ ASESINADO / I WILL BE MURDERED

SUNDAY MAY 4 at 7pm, MONDAY MAY 5 at 5pm

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Guatemala- Denmark- G.-B.- Spain 2013. Dir.: Justin Webster. 85 min.
With: Rodrigo Rosenberg, Eduardo Rosenberg, Claudia Méndez.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual, as tragically Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico’s. What was extraordinary is that Rodrigo Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed. I Will Be Murdered is definitely a movie that needs to be seen to be believed.

There are plot twists a-plenty and, without giving anything away, the resolution of the investigation is pretty darn crazy.

PRESENTATION AT FILM FESTIVALS
HOT DOCS (TORONTO) 2013
BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013

IN COMPETITION
LA VIDA DESPUÉS / THE LIFE AFTER

MONDAY MAY 5 at 7pm, TUESDAY MAY 6 at 5pm

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Mexico 2013 . Dir.: David Pablos. 90 min.
With: María Renée Prudencio, Américo Hollander, Rodrigo Azuela.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Samuel and Rodrigo are teenage brothers who live in the outskirts of a small city with their mother, who suffers from a mental disorder. One day she disappears, leaving a note behind that says : "I had to go, Mom". Days go by without them knowing anything about her whereabouts.

The director will present his film.

PRESENTATION AT FILM FESTIVALS
33E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AMIENS (2013)
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE STOCKHOLM (2014)
FESTIVAL DU FILM DE RIVIERA MAYA
29E FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO 2014

IN COMPETITION
INEVITABLE

TUESDAY MAY 6 at 7pm, WEDNESDAY MAY 7 at 5pm

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Spain 2013. Dir.: Jorge Algora 97 min.
With Federico Luppi, Dario Grandinetti, Antonella Costa.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

Fabian works as a bank executive. His wife, Mariela is a psychologist. Fabian embarks himself on a relationship with Alicia, a young artist he considers his inevitable love. Starring Dario Grandinetti, an Argentinian actor who was in Almodovar’s Talk to Her (Hable con ella).

PRESENTATION AT FILM FESTIVALS
OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE MALAGA FILM FESTIVAL (SPAIN) 2013
FESTIVAL DE NUEVO CINE LATINOAMERICANO DE LA HABANA 2013
FESTIVAL DE CINE GLOBAL DOMINICANO
PANTALLA PINAMAR (ARGENTINA)
FESTIVAL DE CINE INÉDITO DE JAÉN
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA FILM FESTIVAL (SPAIN)
THE SPANISH FILM FESTIVALS OF AUSTRALIA

IN COMPETITION
TEMPORAL / TEMPORARY

WEDNESDAY 7 MAI at 7pm, THURSDAY MAY 8 at 5pm

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Spain 2013. Dir.: Jose Luis López Gonzalez (catxo). 84 min.
With: Melani Olivares, Adrian Lastra, Nuria Mencía.

O.V. in Spanish with English s.-t.

A comedy about labor terror and moral precariousness. Black humor pervades this ‘day in the life’ of the unemployed, under-employed and unhappy employees of a Madrid temping agency. An homage to human resilience, a bubbly, feel-good tone.

The director will present his film.

PRESENTATION AT FILM FESTIVALS
ZARAGOZA FILM FESTIVAL (SPAIN) 2013
VIVA FILM FESTIVAL (MANCHESTER, ENGLAND) 2014
CINE MAS FESTIVAL IN GENT (BELGIUM) 2014
30TH FESTROIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PORTUGAL) 2014

CLOSING FILM
WAKOLDA / LE MÉDECIN DE FAMILLE

THURSDAY MAY 8 at 7pm

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Argentina 2013. Dir.: Lucia Puenzo. 93 min.
With: Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Àlex Brendemühl.

O.V. in Spanish with French s.-t.

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor (Alex Brendemühl) meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva (Natalia Oreiro), Enzo (Diego Peretti) and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith (Florencia Bado), to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring THE GERMAN DOCTOR to justice.

Based on filmmaker Lucía Puenzo's (XXY) fifth novel, the story follows Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death," a German SS officer and a physician at the Auschwitz concentration camp, in the years he spent "hiding", along with many other Nazi's, in South America following his escape from Germany. Mengele was considered to be one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals.

“With finely tuned performances all round, The German Doctor breaks down the ordinary to reveal both the sublime and the diabolical.
-EYE FOR FILM

“The subtle menace of the would-be geneticist of the Master Race mingles with ordinary pre-teen foreboding to create a riveting cocktail of unease.”
-THE OREGONIAN

NOMINATIONS AND PRIZES
ARGENTINA SELECTION FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM

PRESENTATION AT FILM FESTIVALS
UN CERTAIN REGARD AT CANNES 2013 – OFFICIAL SELECTION