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Outstanding ticket sales for Félix Rose’s documentary Les Rose (Babel Films/NFB), now in theatres. $112,606 since August 21.


September 8, 2020 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The feature documentary Les Rose (The Rose Family) by Félix Rose (Babel Films/NFB) has been an unqualified hit with audiences since its release on August 21. As of Monday, September 7, the film’s box office (compiled by Comscore) totalled $112,606. The doc’s success is all the more remarkable considering the ongoing social distancing measures that prevent theatres from filling to capacity.

Viewers have flocked to see the film since it opened across the province, where it is currently screening at 25 venues. To check film times and find a screening near you, click here: https://evenements.onf.ca/evenements/categories/en-salle/ (in French).

What the press is saying

Le Devoir

Le Soleil

Le Journal de Montréal

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About the film

In October 1970, members of the Front de libération du Québec kidnapped government minister Pierre Laporte, sparking an unprecedented crisis in the province. Fifty years later, Félix Rose sets out to understand what could have led his father and uncle to commit the acts that ultimately ended in the tragic death of their hostage.

About the filmmaker

Félix Rose developed his political and social consciousness at a young age, and he is passionate about history. While still in his teens, he discovered direct cinema and the work of Pierre Perrault. After studying film and television, he joined Babel Films, where he started as an editor and screenwriter for the web series Temps mort (2010–2012). He then turned to directing, making the documentary Avec la gauche (2014), which follows a candidate for the Québec Solidaire party on the campaign trail. In 2017, with co-director Eric Piccoli, he made Yes, a film about a Quebec artist who travels to meet the people of Scotland on the eve of their independence referendum. Les Rose is his most recent film.

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Electronic Press Kit available in French only | Images, trailers, synopses: Les Rose

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Babel Films

French version here | Version en français ici.

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