Screening of the comedy CASE DÉPART (Back to square one)
Directed by Lionel Steketee, Fabrice Eboué and Thomas N’Gijol
August 12, 2014 | 9 p.m. | Place de la Paix, Quartier des spectacles

Montreal, June 16, 2014 – For its 10th edition, the Montreal International Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global Montreal, is proud to participate in the 2014 summer programming of “Downtown Screenings under the Stars” at place de la Paix.

“Downtown Screenings under the Stars,” presented by the Société des arts technologiques and the Quartier des spectacles, in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough, is a weekly screening of films from June 13 to September 28, 2014, bringing a new life to place de la Paix.

For this event, the 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival, which will take place from September 23 to 28, 2014, will present an explosive comedy about slavery, Case Départ (Back to square one), directed by Lionel Steketee, Fabrice Eboué and Thomas N’Gijol on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9pm. Two half-brothers who are complete opposites travel to Martinique to reunite with their dying father. In his last breath, he tells them that his most valuable possession is an authentic document listing their slave ancestors. Disappointed by what they consider to be a meagre inheritance, the two brothers tear up the precious document in a fit of rage. This act of sacrilege transports them back to the 19th century, into slavery.

ABOUT THE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL – MIBFF

Presented by Global Montreal, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cinema, art and culture. The mission of the Montreal International Black Film Festival is to stimulate the development of the independent film industry and to foster the creation of more films on international black realities. The festival wants to promote a different kind of cinema: cinema that hails both from here and abroad, that is not always on the silver screen. We showcase ground-breaking cinema that moves us, raises awareness and takes us by surprise. MIBFF films deal with issues and raises questions that provoke us, make us smile, leave us perplexed and shock us. Join us for a fresh look at black cinema from all four corners of the globe!

Complete program: www.montrealblackfilm.com

Contact : Carole Villemonteix
Project Coordinator
Fondation Fabienne Colas
coord@fodnationfabiennecolas.org
514-288-3888 ext. 332