Patricia Chica’s “Montréal Girls” selected as Closing Night Feature of Los Angeles International Film Festival
The Two Gay Geeks received this press release from our good friends at Chicart PR. Montréal Girls has been selected as the closing night feature film of the 2022 Los Angeles International Film Festival.
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(Los Angeles, CA) – September 27, 2022. The Los Angeles International Film Festival is proud to present the LA Premiere of Canadian director Patricia Chica’s highly anticipated directorial debut MONTRÉAL GIRLS, which will also be the closing night film. The story follows Ramy, a Middle-Eastern young man’s turbulent journey and his quest for love and enlightenment while discovering his true calling along the way.
“Montréal Girls is an inspiring film that deals with topics very relevant in today’s society,” says LAIFF’s festival director Natasha Marburger. “We loved the film and we are certain our LA audiences will too,” she adds.
The Premiere and Closing Night event will be held at the Laemmle Theatre/Monica Film Centre in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 6th at 7pm PT. Director Patricia Chica, co-writer Kamal John Iskander, and lead stars Hakim Brahimi, Jasmina Parent, and Jade Hassouné as well as the crew and other local talents are scheduled to attend.
L.A. audiences as well as industry members attending the American Film Market (AFM) which is happening at the same time in Santa Monica are invited to discover this prestige indie feature that has been getting remarkable reviews so far.
“Montreal Girls is as much a visual and sonic poem as it is narrative storytelling,”said Film Threat’s critic Bradley Gibson, who gave the movie an 8/10 score.
Richard Propes of The Independent Critic gave the film a score of 4/4 and sait that it’s “simultaneously wonderfully stylish and visually mesmerizing” and “a gift of cinematic wonder.” Ben Ragunton of TGGEEKS.com gave it 5 Stars.
MONTRÉAL GIRLS is written by Patricia Chica (who also directed, produced and edited) and L.A.-based filmmaker Kamal John Iskander. The producers are Bahija Essoussi and Samuel Gagnon of Objectif 9 in association with Chica’s production company Flirt Films. The feature stars newcomer Hakim Brahimi, as well as Jasmina Parent, Jade Hassouné, Sana Asad, Nahéma Ricci, Manuel Tadros, Natalie Tannous, Chadi Alhelou, Thomas Vallières, Simon Therrien, Guillaume Rodrigue, Marina Harvey and Martin Dubreuil to name a few. The distribution company is Filmoption International.
The Los Angeles International Film Festival returns in person this year as a primary hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in indie filmmaking. This year’s LAIFF looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving LA audiences.
The Los Angeles International Film Festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Recognizing the important role independent films have in the history of filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, LAIFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists. The Los Angeles International Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent films with an edge.
To know more about MONTRÉAL GIRLS and LAIFF please visit the following links:
Film Website: www.MontrealGirlsMovie.com
Festival Website: www.laiff.org