Michel Monty’s Life Begins launches Item 7 in 2009. Together with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Café de Flore and Kim Nguyen’s War Witch, Item 7’s first three productions receive great public and critical claim earning many nominations and awards, including a nomination to the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for War Witch.
Guided by our curiosity and instincts, the company shows its versatility in several genres, from art films to psychological drama, through comedy, suspense, science fiction, thriller. Recently, Item 7 has distinguished itself with three co-productions – Brooklyn, A Kid and Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 – all of which have had great success at the box office in Quebec and abroad. Brooklyn has also received several prestigious nominations at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Canadian Screen Awards.
In 2019 Item 7 has released its most ambitious production to date, The Hummingbird Project, a third collaboration with writer-director Kim Nguyen. In 2021 we will release two feature films, Maria Chapdelaine the 4th film of director Sébastien Pilote, the co-production Best Sellers a first feature film directed by Lina Roessler starring Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza and, our first VR short film Marco & Polo Go Round.
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