Cinema Under the Stars
As the historic urban space of Toruń constitutes an unforgettable experience in itself, weshall let you have a taste of it during this year’s edition of the festival. Once again, we aregoing to meet in the yard of the Old Town City Hall in Toruń where you will have a chance to watch five films we have selected for that particular scenery: More »

Castle Cinema
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Must See Must Be
The section Must See Must Bee is a summary of the films screened during the most important film festivals around the world which even the most knowledgeable film enthusiasts might have missed, when making an effort to digest the plethora of new film productions. More »

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Life Begins

La vie commence · dir. Émile Proulx-Cloutier
Canada 2009, 13’

Teenage brothers Joseph and Mathieu rarely interact, but when their suburban home is broken into, a sequence of actions is set in motion and puts their family’s fabric to the test. Examining the profound bond between brothers, Life Begins portrays an affecting drama that unfolds with subtle and confident precision.

Director:Émile Proulx-Cloutier
Screenplay:Émile Proulx-Cloutier
Editing:Stéphane Lafleur
Awards:Nagroda Jury / Jury Prize (MFF / IFF Namur); Grand Prix (Festiwal Nowego Kina w Montrealu / New Cinema Festival Montreal); Canada’s Top Ten (MFF / IFF Toronto)

Émile Proulx-Cloutier — originally from Montreal (Canada), studied cinema at Ahuntsic College where he shot his first short films. In 2004, he wrote and directed short film Papa.