Three actors topline Guy Edoin film

Pascale Buissieres, Luc Picard and Gabriel Maille join

TORONTO -- Quebec stars Pascale Buissieres, Luc Picard and Gabriel Maille are toplining Guy Edoin's "Marecages" (Marshes) which is shooting through August in the province's Saint-Armand region in the Eastern Townships.

The redemptive family drama, written and directed by Edoin, also stars Angele Coutu, Francois Papineau and Denise DuBois.

Roger Frappier, Luc Vandal et Felize Frappier of Max Films are producing.

Edoin is part of a new wave of auteur directors in Quebec generously backed by the federal and Quebec governments as they explore the challenges and confusion of modern-day family and workplace lives.

Also among the young turks of Quebecois film is Maxime Giroux, whose latest film "Jo pour Jonathan," will bow in Locarno ahead of a Sept. 30 theatrical release in Quebec.

The drama, co-written by Giroux and Alexandre Laferriere, stars Jean-Sebastien Courchesne and Raphael Lacaille, and portrays a young boy who along with his big brother participate in an illegal car race, and never cross the finish line.

Telefilm Canada, the federal government's film financier, this week unveiled backing for additional low-budget Quebecois films, including "Coteau Rouge," the latest film by Marc-Andre Forcier, about a close-knit family faced with a local entrepreneur bent on destroying their neighborhood.

Also receiving Telefilm Canada backing is Frederick Pelletier's "Diego Star," co-produced by Metafilms and France's 1001 Films, which portrays a shipyard romance, and "Y'en aura pas de facile," directed and written by Marc-Andre Lavoie, and now in post-production.
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