Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quebec Films Stuck In A Rut

Seville Pictures' Cadavres, starring Patrick Huard and Julie LeBreton, cost $4.7 million to make but generated only $290,000 at the box office. Photograph by: Courtesy Seville Pictures.

From The Montreal Gazette:

Right smack in the middle of a major recession, film box office is booming in a huge way across North America. So why isn't our homegrown cinema enjoying the same sort of resurgence?

Overall film sales in Quebec this year are up 19.5 per cent from a year earlier, according to box-office tracking firm Cinéac. That pretty well mirrors what's going on at the multiplex across North America.

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