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Presented by the Festival du nouveau cinéma - One night only!
21 June 2018  19:00
FNC présente Zama (STA)
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
Lucrecia Martel
 
DON PASQUALE
With the success of his electrifying Barbier de Séville, Damiano Michieletto is entrusted the much-awaited addition of Donizetti’s clever comedy to the repertoire of the Opéra de Paris.

‘‘Foolish indeed is he who marries in old age.’’ Thus ends Don Pasquale: with a wise dictum not lacking in irony that sums up the disappointments of its hero, a rich bachelor keen to marry who is deceived by his nephew Ernesto and his young bride-to-be Norina. First performed in Paris in 1843, at the turning point of several eras, Don Pasquale, a composite and varied work, is the apotheosis of opera buffa. Performed for the first time at the Opéra National de Paris, the production has been entrusted to the Italian director, Damiano Michieletto, who transports us directly to the sincerity and dramatic splendour at the heart of an apparently light-hearted work.
 
Cinémagique présente La Part du diable (STA)
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A look at the Quiet Revolution during the 1970s.
 
Babe
5+

“Something passed between them: the faintest hint of a common destiny.”

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?

“Thanks to well-trained live animals, clever voice characterizations and a big dash of muppetry from Henson's Creature Shop, Babe and his barnyard friends not only walk the walk and trot the trot, they also talk the talk." - New York Daily

"For children, the movie will play like a storybook come to life. Adults, at first, will marvel at the special effects and puppetry. But ultimately, they'll be won over by the nuances of a story that finds a fresh way to deliver a timeless message." -Chicago Tribune
Chris Noonan
 
Let the Sunshine In (STA)
Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who’s skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love.
Claire Denis
 
Ghost World
"You give them a Big Mac and a pair of Nikes and they're happy. I can't relate to ninety-nine percent of humanity." -Seymour in Ghost World

Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Enid considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh - on whom both girls have a crush - their friendship is forever changed.

"The greatest distinction of "Ghost World" is its singular spirit. Here's a dark, deadpan comedy about alienated kids that manages to be smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time." -Wall Street Journal

"See it for Birch's hostile stare and Johansson's devastating monotone." -New Yorker
Terry Zwigoff
 
First Reformed
From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.
Paul Schrader
 
Les Fantômes d\'Ismael (STA)
Phantoms swirl around Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), a filmmaker in the throes of writing a spy thriller based on the unlikely escapades of his brother, Ivan Dedalus (Louis Garrel). His only true source of stability, his relationship with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg), is upended, as is the life of his Jewish documentarian mentor and father-in-law (László Szabó), when Ismael’s wife Carlotta (Marion Cotillard), who disappeared twenty years earlier, returns, and, like one of Hitchcock’s fragile, delusional femmes fatales, expects that her husband and father are still in thrall to her.

A brilliant shape-shifter—part farce, part melodrama—Ismael’s Ghosts is finally about the process of creating a work of art and all the madness that requires.
Arnaud Desplechin
 
RBG (STF)
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen.
Julie Cohen,Betsy West
 
Disobedience
Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria) directs Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in this adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community after the death of her rabbi father and stirs up controversy when she shows an interest in an old childhood friend.

“Tender and urgent. A beautifully tense tale of forbidden love.” – Vulture

“A transfixing consideration of love, faith, sexuality and personal freedom.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Sebastian Lelio
 
English and Japanese subtitled in French
Général (déconseillé aux jeunes enfants)
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Isle of Dogs (STF)
Screenings of the film will be preceded by the short film HEDGEHOG'S HOME directed by Eva Cvijanović. A co-production between the National Film Board of Canada and Bonobostudio.

Twenty years in the future, Japan has an abundance of dogs. So many that they can't contain them all. The politicians decide to exile the canines to an island where trash is dumped. Rex, King, Duke, Boss and Chief form a band of alpha dogs who vow to find better food than what's left in the garbage. When a 12-year-old boy crashes his self-made airplane on the island to look for his lost dog Spot, the alpha dogs and the other dogs on the island team up to help him.
Wes Anderson
 

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Release date :
22 June 2018
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American Animals
The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on a life of its own.

"Layton roots the story in a mixture of peer pressure, toxic masculinity, and the dread of young men who feel the fruits of capitalism growing beyond their reach." New York Magazine

"American Animals feels like a new kind of true-crime thriller: one that shamelessly rewrites its truths in real time as it goes." -Entertainment Weekly
SPECIAL EVENT
Cultural encounters with Iran
24 June 2018  17:00
Persian subtitled in English
Release date :
24 June 2018
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Iran: The Lottery (STA)
Amir Ali and Noushin are two youngsters who are in love and want to get married while their families disagree with their decision. They both have only one dream, to win the Lottery, get the green card and live in the United States.
 
English subtitled in French
Release date :
28 June 2018
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RIDM+ présente The Dead Nation (STA)
Every month, the RIDM+ series, presented by the Montreal International Documentary Festival, gives film lovers the opportunity to see a high-quality unseen documentary in Quebec.

The Dead Nation is a documentary-essay, which shows a stunning collection of photographs from a Romanian small town in the 1930?s and 1940?s. The soundtrack, composed mostly from excerpts taken from the diary of a Jewish doctor from the same era, shows us what the photographs do not: the rising of the anti-Semitism and eventually a harrowing depiction of the Romanian Holocaust, a topic which is not very talked about in the contemporary Romanian society.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
29 June 2018
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La vie en Grace Jones (STF)
Presented in collaboration with the Festival international de jazz de Montréal

Filmed over the course of a decade, the new documentary from director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology) offers a stylish and unconventional look at the Jamaican-born model, singer, and New Wave icon.

"Grace Jones, the statuesque Jamaican model-turned-singer, actress and icon has made a career performing versions of herself. But who is the real Grace Jones behind the masks and makeup? This film moves between her personae onstage and off. Don't expect a traditional music biography with sit-down interviews and archival footage. This treatment is as stylish and unconventional as its subject. In the subtitle, "bloodlight" refers to the studio signal for recording and "bami" is a Jamaican flatbread. They stand for art and life.

Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes has previously made films about a philosopher, a dancer, and an artist. Each time, she conjures a fresh style for the material. (One of her early documentaries, Hoover Street Revival, profiled Jones' brother Noel, the Los Angeles preacher). With Grace Jones, filmed over 10 years, we gain entry to her private spaces: her family in Jamaica, in the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and in Paris with her one-time image maker and lover, Jean-Paul Goude. In negotiations glimpsed on camera, she demonstrates that you wouldn't want to go against her. "Sometimes you have to be a high-flying bitch." Yet we also catch her in sweet and vulnerable moments.

Interspersed throughout the film are performances from a 2016 concert staged for Fiennes' camera. Strutting the stage like an Amazon in heels, Jones performs songs such as "Slave to the Rhythm," "Love is the Drug" and "Amazing Grace" with multiple costume changes. This might be the first documentary with a credit for Corset Designer. Whatever mysteries she conceals, one thing is for certain: we can't take our eyes off her." -THOM POWERS, TIFF 2017
 
English subtitled in French
Release date :
29 June 2018
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Design Canada (STF)
Design Canada explores what defines a national identity. Is it an anthem, flag, logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 60s and 70s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers who used design to unify the nation.
 
Hebrew and English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
06 July 2018
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Itzhak (STF)
From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to...Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman's violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; "praying with the violin," says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick's enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby's lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians.

As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
20 July 2018
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Don\'t Worry, He Won\'t Get Far on Foot (STF)
John Callahan has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) -Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life.

Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan's autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar (R) nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
20 July 2018
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Three Identitcal Strangers
Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret - a secret with radical repercussions for us all.
 
French and Spanish subtitled in English
13 ans +
Release date :
27 July 2018
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Belle de jour (STF)
Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and its viewers’), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Buñuel’s biggest hits.

Director Luis Buñuel’s 1968 masterpiece Belle de Jour has stood the test of time as one of film’s best erotic dramas, still claiming a top place in modern day cinema. Along with Belle de Jour, Buñuel has created other classics, such as The Obscure Object of Desire, The Phantom of Liberty, The Exterminating Angel, and others.
 
 
 

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