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from March 24 to 30, 2017

 
 
 
 
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From March 27 2017
To April 02 2017
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Persian subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
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IRAN: INVERSION (STA)
This film is part of the CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS WITH IRAN THROUGH CINEMAseries.

Tehran's air pollution has reached maximum levels because of thermal inversion. Unmarried 30-something Niloofar lives with her aged mother, and stays busy with her alterations shop. When doctors insist that her mother must leave smoggy Tehran for her respiratory health, Niloofar’s brother and family elders decide that she must also move away to accompany her mother. Niloofar is torn between family loyalty and living her own life and pursuing a potential love interest. She is the youngest and she has always obeyed their orders, but this time she must stand up for herself.
Behnam Behzadi
 
Polish subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
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AFTERIMAGE (STA)
A story of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by Communist regime in the post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss.

AFTERIMAGE becomes a multilayered, intellectual battle on a role of art and freedom of expression; a film - caution; a film about a man / an artist destroyed by the system; a film on how dangerous it is to fuse political power with a will to shape people's consciousness.
Andrzej Wajda
Special event
An evening of short films by the McGill students
Today  19:00

FOKUS FILM FESTIVAL

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Today :
19:00
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FOKUS FILM FESTIVAL
Fokus Film Festival is the only festival for student film at McGill University, hosted annually by TVM: Student Television at McGill. This is a space for the showcase and celebration of MCGill students’ original short films from a variety of genres. For more information please visit www.fokusfestival.com
 
Japanese subtitled in English
Général
Général
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TAMPOPO (STA)
Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to Canadian. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
Juzo Itami
Special event
Q&A with the director
26 March 2017  10h30
English and French subtitled in English
Général
Général
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THE GARDENER (STA)
Influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

“My grandmother was an avid gardener, and so was my mother. And so spending my summers up here all the time, I was exposed to gardens in a big way.” -Frank Cabot

“The thing at Les Quatre Vents is slightly surreal at times, but in a good way, and this is achieved primarily through the structure of the garden. (…) which lends a frisson of disorientation and surrealism as if you were in a dream.” --Tim Richardson Journalist and garden writer
Sébastien Chabot
 
English and French subtitled in French
Général
Général
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LE JARDINIER (STF)
Influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

“My grandmother was an avid gardener, and so was my mother. And so spending my summers up here all the time, I was exposed to gardens in a big way.” -Frank Cabot

“The thing at Les Quatre Vents is slightly surreal at times, but in a good way, and this is achieved primarily through the structure of the garden. (…) which lends a frisson of disorientation and surrealism as if you were in a dream.” --Tim Richardson Journalist and garden writer
Sébastien Chabot
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
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PATERSON
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest deta
Jim Jarmusch
 
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (STF)
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Raoul Peck
 
English subtitled in French
13 years and +
13 years and +
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MOONLIGHT (STF)
Screenings of the film will be preceded by the short film POINT DE MIRE. as part of the Course des régionsspecial program.

WINNER OF 3 ACADEMY AWARDS® INCLUDING BEST PICTURE !

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

''MOONLIGHT is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.''
- N EW YORK TIMES

''The indie drama touches on themes of race, sexuality and isolation in ways that are rarely depicted in cinema.''
- USA WEEKLY

''It just needs to be watched and embraced, as an entirely fresh example of the power that great movies can exert on our lives.''
- TORONTO STAR
Barry Jenkins
 

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French subtitled in English
Release date :
23 March 2017
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LE SONGE D\'UNE NUIT D\'ÉTÉ
Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the “action ballet” and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn’s stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his version of Shakespeare’s comedy for New York City Ballet. Faithful to the Bard’s vocabulary whilst adding a subtle touch of pantomime, he portrays a complex love story in two acts and six scenes. Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, become caught up in a domestic quarrel between the king of the elves and the queen of the fairies which results in the intervention of the mischievous Puck and his magic potion along with a troupe of amateur actors. The denouement is celebrated in the form of a grand virtuoso entertainment. One of George Balanchine’s rare narrative ballets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is entering the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. The sets and costumes for this production have been designed by another magician of the stage, Christian Lacroix.
 
French subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
30 March 2017
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COSI FAN TUTTE
Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test. But love will teach them a bitter lesson: those who believe themselves phoenixes and goddesses will discover the desires of the flesh... In 1790, one year after the French Revolution, in what would be their final collaboration, Mozart and Da Ponte conduct a scientific investigation of love. The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth, or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
31 March 2017
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T2 TRAINSPOTTING
First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home.They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
SPECIAL EVENT
Q&A with the Sylvain L'Espérance, director of the film
31 March 2017 
Greek subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
31 March 2017
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FIGHTING THROUGH THE NIGHT (STA)
Approaching a two-year period, FIGHTING THROUGH THE NIGHT is a long journey into the heart of what has shattered Greece, a country dragged down into turmoil by the rule of a totalitarian economy. Fueled by a compelling longing for freedom, carried away by the struggle against violence and marginalization, the film is driven by complementary yet discordant forces, akin to Athens, a city of many contrasts. The journeys of all the men and women who crossed our path echo one another and create unexpected bonds. Their common stories tell us of their belonging to the movement of the world.
 
French subtitled in English
Release date :
31 March 2017
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THE ART OF SPEECH
Koroviev, a police officer who teaches poetry in a brigade of police poets, is in search of a precious Bible annotated by Pierre Maheu, the captain of the St. Elias, a legendary ship. His quest leads him to befriend a young thief who introduces him to a mysterious woman named Coriandre.
 
French subtitled in English
Release date :
03 April 2017
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CINÉMAGIQUE présente FRANTZ (STA)
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
SPECIAL EVENT
Special Q&A after the film
07 April 2017 
French subtitled in English
Release date :
07 April 2017
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LE DERNIER SOUFFLE: AU COEUR DE L\'HOTEL-DIEU
Founded by Jeanne Mance in 1642 at the same time as the city, the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal is about to disappear, to be replaced by the new CHUM. The Last Breath immerses us in an enclosed world where life, death, love and friendship coexist in close proximity. This film is above all a tale of courage and resilience, the story of its final occupants. Like a story-within-a-story filled with humanity, a series of events both large and small unfold within the walls of the hospital during its final two years. For afterwards, nothing will ever be the same.
 
English 
Release date :
07 April 2017
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REBELS ON POINTE (STF)
Directed deftly by well known filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart, the film gives a voice to several dancers who she intimately follows over a four year period. Shot in Italy, the United States, Canada, Japan and Scotland, the film not only tells the inspiring stories of its main characters but also reveals the history of a dance company that has toured in over 50 countries and has a cult following worldwide. The dancers share stories about growing up, being gay and the many challenges and obstacles they faced to become professional ballerinas.

The Trocks were founded in 1974 at the height of the Stonewall riots in New York City and over the years, has subsequently had a very positive impact on the gay rights movement by bringing a gay sensibility to worldwide audiences. The film also goes into the personal lives of four dancers and reveals the vital roles their mothers and families have played in helping them helping them embrace their true identities and pursue their non traditional dreams. The Trocks have performed in over 600 cities around the world for nearly 45 years, each show transforming classical ballet into a beautiful parody of dance and diversity. The company is a hybrid of nations, with dancers sharing their ethnicity, languages and cultural backgrounds to form a united troupe. Bobby Carter is from Charleston, South Carolina; Raffaele Morra is from Fossano, Italy; Chase Johnsey is from Lakeland, Florida; and Carlos Hopuy is from Havana, Cuba. Many other personalities are also featured in the film included James Whiteside, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, and Gia Kourlas, dance citic for the New York Times.

Best documentary feature - San Luis Obispo International film festival
Official selection - Hot Docs 2017
SPECIAL EVENT
Q&A with the directors on Skype
29 March 2017  20:00
French subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
07 April 2017
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RIDM+ présente LE SOCIOLOGUE ET L\'OURSON
For its March film, the series crosses the ocean to delve into a bitter debate that has stirred passions in France for a decade. For several months in 2012-13, the country was locked in a struggle over a marriage equality bill introduced by the Hollande government. During the debate, sociologist Irène Théry, one of the architects of the proposed law, appeared in public frequently, to communicate the intent of the reform as clearly as possible. Her son Mathias and his creative partner Étienne Chaillou seized the opportunity to film Irène in her daily routine, secretly recording her phone conversations with Mathias, and shooting documentary footage as well as reconstructions – using teddy bears. The result is a film as playful as it is political, as intimate as it is universal, that delivers a measured, intelligent reflection on a major social issue. It is a touching, funny and unforgettable portrait of a mother-son relationship, and a thoroughly original chronicle of a pivotal moment for modern France.

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.

Distributed by Diffusion Multi-Monde, The Sociologist and the Bear Cub (La sociologue et l’ourson) opens on April 7 at Cinéma Beaubien in Montreal and Cinéma Le Clap in Quebec City.
 
English 
Release date :
10 April 2017
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CINÉMAGIQUE présente THEIR FINEST
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
 
Spanish subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
14 April 2017
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X QUINIENTOS (STA)
In a state of grief and fighting for survival, three migrants in three countries in the Americas begin a stunning physical transformation. Following up his promising La Playa D.C. (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2012), the Colombian filmmaker returns with a second feature. Here, three characters must confront impending death. All three, migrants living in three different countries, undertake a drastic physical transformation triggered by their grieving process. A Canada/Mexico/Colombia co-production, X Quinientos is intensely powerful and affecting.
 
English 
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
21 April 2017
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COLOSSAL
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
 
RO subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
28 April 2017
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GRADUATION (STA)
ROMEO ALDEA (49), a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding -Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. She just has to pass her final exams - a formality for such a good student. On the day before her first written exam, Eliza is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardize her entire future. Now Romeo has to make a decision. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.
 
Spanish subtitled in English
Release date :
28 April 2017
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POESIA SIN FIN (STA)
Endless Poetry portrays Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time. He meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra and many others of the country’s young, promising and unknown artists who would later become the titans of Latin America’s literature.
 
Persian subtitled in English
Release date :
30 April 2017
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IRAN: MALARIA (STA)
This film is part of the CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS WITH IRAN THROUGH CINEMAseries.

Official selection - Venice Film Festival 2016 (Orizzonti section)
Best film- 32nd Warsaw Film Festival

A young girl informs her father she’s been kidnapped and asks him to bring the ransom money. Panicked, her father and brothers go to Tehran to look for her. They are unaware, however, that the girl has in fact eloped with her boyfriend and now spends her time in the company of a band of street musicians. Following the arrest of the band leader and full of the love for her boyfriend, the young girl descends an uncertain path…
 
Persian subtitled in English
Release date :
25 June 2017
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IRAN: BREATH (STA)
This film is part of the CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS WITH IRAN THROUGH CINEMAseries.

The daily life of a daydreaming little girl, Bahar, and her persistent efforts to discover the world so she can experience life with all its sweetness and bitterness in her own way. Bahar loves reading books and this makes the hardness of her life and the world around her to tolerate. She distorts the folk stories and mixes with the events; her life concurs with two turning points in the temporary history of Iran, the revolution and the war. Though these events are marginal in Bahar’s imaginative world, but the war with its absolute certainty, imposes its reality on the unruly imagination of the little girl.
 

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FCLM: CAMINO A LA PAZ / ROAD TO LA PAZ (STA)
Apr 1st  
Apr 2nd  
FCLM: THE ROLLING STONES OLÉ, OLÉ, OLÉ!: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA
Apr 1st  
FIGHTING THROUGH THE NIGHT (EST)
Apr 1st  
Apr 2nd  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT: THE LURE (EST)
Apr 1st  
Apr 2nd  
FCLM: X QUINIENTOS (FST)
Apr 2nd  
CINÉMAGIQUE presents FRANTZ (STA)
Apr 3rd  
FCLM: EL ADN DEL CEVICHE / CEVICHE’S DNA (EST)
Apr 3rd  
Apr 4th  
FCLM: X QUINIENTOS (EST)
Apr 3rd  
FCLM: LA VOZ EN OFF / VOIX OFF (FST)
Apr 4th  
Apr 5th  
FCLM: LA FILLE DE LA LAGUNE (FST)
Apr 5th  
FCLM: DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE (STA)
Apr 6th  
FCLM: IXCANUL / VOLCANO (EST)
Apr 6th  
Apr 7th  
CINÉSPECTACLE presents RIGOLETTO (EST)
Apr 6th  
FCLM: EL ELEFANTE DESAPARECIDO / THE VANISHED ELEPHANT (EST)
Apr 7th  
Apr 8th  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT: THE LOVE WITCH
Apr 7th  
Apr 8th  
Apr 9th  
FCLM: MA MA (EST)
Apr 8th  
Apr 9th  
FCLM: POESIA SÍN FIN / POÉSIE SANS FIN (FST)
Apr 9th  
CINÉMAGIQUE presents THEIR FINEST
Apr 10th  
CINÉSPECTACLE presents JEWELS (STA)
Apr 11th  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT: THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
Apr 14th  
Apr 15th  
Apr 16th  
CINÉMAGIQUE presents MAUDIE
Apr 17th  
PSY FILM CLUB presents ERASERHEAD (FST)
Apr 21st  
TAPIS ROUGE SWITZERLAND FOCUS: CONFUSION
Apr 21st  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT: VIDEODROME
Apr 21st  
Apr 22nd  
Apr 23rd  
TAPIS ROUGE SWITZERLAND FOCUS: FREE TO RUN (FST)
Apr 22nd  
TAPIS ROUGE SWITZERLAND FOCUS: WONDERLAND (FST)
Apr 22nd  
TAPIS ROUGE: RAVING IRAN (STF)
Apr 23rd  
TAPIS ROUGE: SPARTIATES (STA)
Apr 23rd  
CINÉMAGIQUE presents WHERE UNIVERSE SINGS
Apr 24th  
CINÉSPECTACLE presents LA FILLE DE NEIGE (EST)
Apr 25th  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT: EASY RIDER
Apr 28th  
Apr 29th  
Apr 30th  
BREATH (EST)
Apr 30th  
CINÉSPECTACLE presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (EST)
Apr 30th  
 
 

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Parc at midnight

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Parc at midnight
A series of late night screenings
 

The Greek Film Festival of Montreal

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The Greek Film Festival of Montreal
 

The 8th edition of the Festival du cinéma latino américain de Montréal

March 31st to April 9
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The 8th edition of the Festival du cinéma latino américain de Montréal
March 31st to April 9
 

Cultural encounters with Iran through film

A series of Iranian films screening every last Sunday of the month
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Cultural encounters with Iran through film
A series of Iranian films screening every last Sunday of the month
 

The 2016-2017 season of Cinéspectacle

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The 2016-2017 season of Cinéspectacle
 

RIDM+

A series of monthly documentary screenings organised by RIDM
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RIDM+
A series of monthly documentary screenings organised by RIDM
 

FNC's special screenings

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FNC's special screenings
 

La course des régions

Be on the front row for a selection of 8 short films made during the first edition of the «Course des Régions Canada» !
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La course des régions
Be on the front row for a selection of 8 short films made during the first edition of the «Course des Régions Canada» !
 

PSY FILM CLUB

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PSY FILM CLUB
 

A monthly series of screening by the GOETHE-INSTITUT

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A monthly series of screening by the GOETHE-INSTITUT
 

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