Since hosting the first edition of the Gala Quebec Cinema in 1999, Rémi Girard has protested Radio-Canada’s suspension of broadcasting the festival. “I am in Tabarnag! ” the popular comedian responded on Wednesday.
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“They have no reason to [Radio-Canada] Stop presenting the gala like that,” insists Remy Girard, the great defender of our cinema, who has starred in many Quebec films, including himself. The Fall of the American Empire, Barbarian invasions, Fire And It was raining birds.
“They would never do that with the Comedy Gala. It is the mandate of the National Public Broadcaster to present this kind of event. It has nothing to do with ratings. I hope they will reconsider their decision because it is completely ridiculous. »
“If we make bad films, I can understand,” he adds. But our films are seen abroad and they win prizes at festivals. I took it badly yesterday [mardi] I am reading this in the morning. N Snack Gone! »
Having hosted the first edition of the gala in 1999 – later known as the Jutra Awards evening – Rémi Girard returned to preside over the grand celebration of Quebec cinema for 15 years in 2013.e Anniversary of the event. He has been nominated for the Best Actor award several times, most notably in 2004 for his portrayal of Remy. Barbarian invasions.
Recall that the management of Radio-Canada announced on Monday that it will stop broadcasting the Gala Quebec Cinema, as the festival prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2023. Quebec Cinema – the organization that oversees the gala – and many other film industry stakeholders responded. I strongly request the Public Broadcaster to reconsider its decision.
“Radio-Canada has an obligation to explain the entire film industry. The low ratings of a gala broadcast in June would make it very easy to justify its elimination,” asserted Hélène Messier, president and CEO of the Quebecois de la Production Maladie (AQPM) in a statement released on Tuesday.
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