DETOUR has been officially selected into the Golden Goblet Award International Competition at the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) which will take place from June 12th to June 20th, 2010. The film, which stars Luc Picard, Isabelle Guérard and Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, was chosen among 2300 applications from 81 countries. Sylvain Guy and leading actress Isabelle Guérard will attend as guest of the SIFF.
Following Shangai, DETOUR will be screened in Switzerland at the Festival international du Film fantastique de Neuchatel which takes place between July 4 and 11, 2010.
DETOUR was previously screened at the Festival du Film Francophone en Acadie, at the Vancouver International Film Festival, at Sudbury’s International Film Festival (Cinefest), as well as at the 2009 Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois and Cinéma du Québec in Paris and Cannes. Isabelle Guérard received a nomination for Best Actress at the Jutra Awards.
The film was produced by Marcel Giroux (GPA Films), Sam Grana (GRANA Productions) and Christian Larouche (CHRISTAL Film Productions) who thank their financial partners - SODEC, TÉLÉFILM CANADA et NB FILM – as well as distributors and international sales company Christal Films & Séville Pictures (an E1 subsediary).
“We are proud to provide Chinese and international audiences with the opportunity to discover Canadian filmmakers’ talent and creativity through the Focus Canada screenings at the Shanghai International Film Festival,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director. “It is particularly meaningful that this Canadian event is being held in Shanghai this year, just as Canada and China are celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations and Shanghai is hosting the World Expo.”
“SODEC is proud to help Quebec cinema make a name for itself in international markets and, at the same time, to share a part of our culture with movie-lovers attending the Shanghai Festival,” said François Macerola, President and CEO of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). “Making our film industry better known through the Shanghai Festival and seeking new partnerships are among SODEC’s objectives.”