Premiere of 'Feu' at Kino Montréal / by Simon Gilberg

Images taken by Kino

Images taken by Kino

I premiered my first ever francophone film for Kino Montréal's defi du mois, a monthly challenge to create short films on a theme. Entries this month were based on headlines in Le Navet, a Québecois parody news site similar to The Onion. I was inspired by the headline Étude : Mettre le feu à son appart et repartir sa vie à zéro est plus facile que faire le ménage or Study: Setting fire to your apartment and starting your life from zero is easier than cleaning up.

It was a delight to be surrounded by so many great filmmakers and have the opportunity to showcase some work to an audience in such a unique and vibrant city, as well as having the chance to practice some very rusty french.