You are here: Home » 2006 » Congorama

51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Congorama

Fortnight 2006, Feature film, 1h45

Synopsis

Michel is a Belgian inventor who is misunderstood by his employer. At 42, he learns that he was an adopted child that that he was secretly born in a barn in Sainte-Cécile, Quebec. Inventing a professional excuse, he travels to Sainte-Cecile but fails to find his biological family. Just as he is about to give up and return home to Belgium, he meets a man driving an anachronistic electric car. On the road to Montreal, they have an accident that will change not only their lives but also the future of the automobile industry.

Director

Philippe Falardeau

Philippe Falardeau studied political sciences and came to filmmaking in 1992 when he took part in the popular Radio-Canada television program, La Course destination monde, in which candidates have the opportunity to shoot short documentary films. He came out winner and subsequently directed Pâté chinois, a documentary on Chinese immigration to Canada for the National Film Board of Canada. In 2000, he made his first theatrical feature, La Moitié gauche du frigo, which won the Claude Jutra Award and was voted best Canadian first feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. Congorama is his second feature.

Arnaud Mouithys
Claudia Tagbo
Gabriel Arcand
Guy Pion
Janine Sutto
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Lorraine Pintal
Marie Brassard
Olivier Gourmet
Paul Ahmarani

Screenplay
Philippe Falardeau

Image
André Turpin

Sound
Sylvain Bellemare, Laurent Benaïm, Dominique Dalmasso

Editing
Frédérique Broos

Music
Jarby McCoy

Set decoration
Jean Babin

Production : micro_scope 55 av. du Mont-Royal Ouest # 802 H2T 2S6 Montréal, Qc Canada Tél: +1 514 844 4554 Fax: +1 514 844 4112 info@micro-scope.ca www.micro-scope.ca Tarantula (Belgique) Tarantula (France) ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales : The Works International Portland House 4 Great Portland Street london W1W 8QJ Tél. : +44 (0)207 612 1080 Fax : +44 (0)207 612 1081 Presse / Publicist : Robert Schlockoff et Valérie Chabrier Tél. : +33 (0)1 47 38 14 02 Mob. : +33 (0)6 73 46 63 57 rscom@noos.fr presse internationale / International Press Vanessa Jerrom Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 97 42 47 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 97 40 61 Tél/Fax Cannes : +33 (0)4 93 94 32 40 Mob. : +33 (0)6 14 83 88 82 vanessajerrom@wanadoo.fr