Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Musée de la civilisation

As part of Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Quebec, Antitube and Cinémathèque québécoise present Case / Écran, a program of film about comics.

Francis Desharnais, guest curator and comic book author (Burquette, Les 400 coups, 2008), has made a selection of comic book adaptations and films made with significant involvement of well-known comic book artists. Most are being shown for the first time in Quebec City. Francis Desharnais will introduce the films and explain his rationale for choosing them to audiences at post-screening discussions.

CASE / ÉCRAN:“One medium creates intimacy with the reader using text; in the other movement tells the story. They seem to be closely related but it is not easy to go from one to the other. This carefully chosen program of films includes some of the greatest achievements of comic book authors working in film. We invite you to explore the paths taken by these writer/directors as they take their work from the comic book to the screen.”

Francis Desharnais, curator, Case / Écran

Event program

April 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
A Newlywed Phable

A Newlywed Phable

Raoul Barré, Quebec, 1916, 2 min. 10 s., DVD.

Raoul Barré’s film features elements of the narrative structure of comics.

April 9, 2010, 7: 30 p.m.
Twas But a Dream

Twas But a Dream

Raoul Barré, Quebec, 1916, 2 min. 5 s., DVD.

Raoul Barré is a Quebec filmmaker and a starry-eyed pioneer of animated film who was shaped by the narrative universe of comic books. A Barré short will open each evening.


The Persistent Peddler

The Persistent Peddler

Claude Cloutier, Quebec, 1988, 7 min. 44 s., Beta SP, ONF.

Featuring a salesman and a consumer, this animated short is a humorous study of the patterns that define buyer-seller relationships. The Persistent Peddler is based on Claude Cloutier's hit comic strip, La Légende des Jean-Guy, first introduced in Quebec humor magazine Croc.



Groupe Kiwistiti, Quebec, 2003, 6 min. 23 s., 35 mm, NFB.

Summertime in a vacation town, and a man is found dying on the ground. A small crowd gathers around him, but no one thinks to revive him. A sharp social satire, teeming with life like a metropolis.

Here and There

Here and There

Diane Obomsawin, Quebec, 2006, 9 min., Beta SP, NFB.

Here and There uses hand-drawn animation to create a whimsical world of simple lines and pastel tones. Pushed along by a playful jazzy soundtrack, the film provides consolation for the unhappy in the form of a roller-coaster ride that may be chock full of surprises but ultimately celebrates life.

Peur(s) du Noir

Peur(s) du Noir

Collective, France, 2009, 85 min., 35 mm.

Blutch, Charles Burns, Lorenzo Mattotti, Jerry Kramsky, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Richard McGuire, Michel Pirus, and Romain Slocombe all confront their deepest, darkest fears and bring their nightmares to life in their unmistakable drawing styles. Peur(s) du Noir is a full-length directed by Etienne Robial with the voices of Aure Atika, Arthur H, François Creton, and Guillaume Depardieu.

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