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The opening night marks the start of six days of "cinema-musical" confluences. Screenings, film-concerts, Master Classes, professional meetings...The program is for all audiences and all ages. Join us for 6 days of suspended festivities, somewhere between music and cinema.

Let's start the week with the French premiere of Dissidente, by Pier-Philippe Chevigny, followed by a short discussion with the director.

The opening movie

Pier-Philippe Chevigny - Réalisateur

Pier-Philippe Chevigny is a director, screenwriter and editor based in Montreal, Quebec.  In recent years, his short films have attracted international attention, including Tala (2013, acquired by the European channel ARTE) and Vétérane (2017, Mecal Pro Barcelona, International Short Film Festival Winterthur).

His latest short film, Rebel, is enjoying worldwide success: after a remarkable premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019, the film collected over 100 selections, 28 awards and qualified for the Best Short Film Oscar race.

In summer 2021, he will shoot Dissidente, a feature-length fiction project developed at the TIFF Filmmaker Lab and supported by the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

  • 2023 Dissidente (long métrage/feature film)
  • 2019 Rebel (court métrage/short film)
  • 2017 Vétérane (court métrage/short film)
  • 2013 Tala (court métrage/short film)