The world premiere of Ricardo Trogi's "1981" will open the 33rd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival. Described as a "semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy," the film stars Jean-Carl Boucher, Sandrine Bisson and Claudio Colangelo. It will screen on August 27, 2009 at Montreal's Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts. The 12-day festival runs through September 7th.
Trogi's previous work includes his 2003 debut feature, "Québec-Montréal," and "Horloge biologique" (Dodging the Clock), both box office huts in Quebec. "1981" follows Ricardo, a sixth-grader in Quebec City who struggles to gain acceptance a new neighbourhood.
The film is being distributed in Quebec by Alliance Vivafilm, where it will open in theaters on September 4.
Last year, Montreal World opened with Christophe Barratier's "Paris 36."