Tonight Festival Spasm 2010 pays special homage to Patrick Boivin and his old time collaborators from Phylactère Cola. They are launching a special DVD jam packed with two seasons’ worth of their very own brand of absurd, over the top humor. Studio Juste Pour Rire, 9 p.m.
Special congrats go out to Horse Latitudes writer Duncan McDowall who just won the 2010 COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT competition. This best script prize allows him to take part in the Festival International du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand. The win also means a cash prize from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Kaveh Nabatian’s short Steam (Kinesis) is on at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma tonight.
Speaking of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, we’d like to take time to talk about Gaspard Noé’s film Enter the Void which was in the the festival’s line-up this past week. It is a film to behold. Calling it a masterpiece wouldn’t do it justice. Not to mention debase it somehow. It’s a new milestone in film. His trademark scene shots will take you in, chew you up, spit you out and leave you wanting more. It is an excess of sensuality. It is total. Operatic. And at the same time so very loose. Like a floating spirit. It is simply unlike anything before it. Especially the DMT induced segments of the film. Bravo, Monsieur Noé!
Jo pour Jonathan, starring Vanessa Pilon, was also featured at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. This new film by Maxime Giroux is getting a lot of buzz.
Also of note, Vanessa Pilon is now hosting a web series called Glam on V.tv’s website. It’s everything you need to know about style and more if you count Vanessa who is awesome as usual. See for yourself.
Artistic Director Camille Parent just finished working on Mary Harron’s The Moth Diaries (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol).