A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

Press Releases & Media Kits

Alphée des étoiles, a film by Hugo Latulippe, in theatres for a 6th week

Press release

2012/11/14


Montreal, November 14, 2012 - Alphée des étoiles ( Alphée of the Stars) had its world premiere at the Festival du nouveau cinéma on October 11, its first theatrical screenings the next day at Cinéma Beaubien in Montreal and Cinéma Le Clap in Quebec City, and subsequent screenings in Sutton and Cowansville, Quebec. Now it will be shown more widely, at theatres throughout the province. Please check your local listings for a screening near you.

Alphée des étoiles is also in competition at the Festival international du cinema francophone en Acadie. It will be screened on November 22 at 7 p.m. at the Empire Theatre.

Alphée is director Latulippe's daughter. She has a rare genetic disease that has affected her development, but she defies all of the doctors' predictions. In this moving declaration of love for his “little fairy,” Latulippe spends a year helping Alphée learn enough to be able to attend a regular school. Co-produced by esperamos (Hugo Latulippe and Éric De Gheldere) and the NFB (Colette Loumède) in partnership with Radio-Canada and RDI.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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Information:

Marie-Claude Lamoureux, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 514-283-9607
Cell: 514-297-7192
E-mail: m.c.lamoureux@nfb.ca

Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
Telephone: 514-283-3838
Cell: 514-296-8261
E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca