The Devil’s Share (NFB) by Luc Bourdon hits the big screen again. Best documentary award nominee at the 2018 Gala Québec Cinéma, winner of the Iris Prize for Best Sound – Documentary Film.
June 13, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is pleased to announce that audiences in Quebec will once again have the opportunity to see Luc Bourdon’s feature documentary The Devil’s Share (La part du diable) on the big screen. Indoor and outdoor screenings of the film will begin in June and continue through the summer and fall. Produced at the NFB by Colette Loumède, the doc won the new Iris Prize for Best Sound – Documentary Film, recognizing the work of Catherine Van Der Donckt and Jean Paul Vialard, and was nominated for the Iris Prize for Best Documentary Film and the Iris Prize for Best Editing – Documentary Film (Michel Giroux) at the Gala Québec Cinéma. All screenings will be in French, except the Cinéma du Parc screening as part of Cinémagique (bilingual version).
About the film
The Devil’s Share enjoyed great success with both audiences and critics when it was released in 2017. The film had its world premiere at Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma, where it got a standing ovation in a packed theatre, and won in the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary category at the 2017 Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA). Deftly selecting clips from nearly 200 films from the NFB archives, filmmaker Luc Bourdon has created a compelling look at a decade (1967–1980) in which Quebec society was profoundly transformed.
|See The Devil’s Share on the big screen
The director will be present at most screenings.
- Theatre screenings
June 18 – Cinéma du Parc, as part of Cinémagique (bilingual version)
July 2 – Théâtre Outremont
- Outdoor screenings
July 24 – Parc du Pélican, Cinéma sous les étoiles, presented by Funambules Médias
July 31 – Place de la paix, in collaboration with the Société des arts technologiques
- NFB À LA MAISON program, part of the Accès culture network
October 10 – Maison de la culture Frontenac
October 14 – Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
November 14 – Maison de la culture Ahuntsic
December 5 – Maison de la culture de Verdun (Quai 5160)
More dates to come.
Online release slated for fall 2018 at NFB.ca.
Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailers, synopsis: The Devil’s Share
Gala Québec Cinéma
Société des arts technologiques
About the NFB
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