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from April 21 to 27, 2017

 
 
 
 
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RIDM+ présente UNDER THE SUN
Young Zin-mi, 8, clearly loves life. She’s a model student who is preparing diligently with her cohorts at the Children’s Union for a grand celebration of the late leader Kim Jong Il’s birthday. With her happy middle-class parents by her side, her daily life is filmed for a full year – under close state supervision.

A documentary initiated and approved by the North Korean government, Under the Sun is the work of a patient and meticulous filmmaker with a keen eye for the smallest cracks in a well-oiled system that never stops trying to make him conform to its demands. Between constant meddling from authorities, who force him to re-shoot scenes, and increasingly obvious signs of fatigue on Zin-mi’s face, Under the Sun not only shows life inside North Korea but the gradual, inevitable and heartbreaking transformation of a little girl into a tool of the state.

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.
Vitaly Mansky
 
LA FILLE DE NEIGE
Snegurochka was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring the Beauty and Grandfather Frost. Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo who has vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love, Snegurochka the snow maiden is entrusted to the wood sprite... Particularly attached to the opera which he himself considered to be a work of maturity, RimskyKorsakov would write ten years after its creation that: “anyone who fails to love The Snow Maiden understands nothing of my works nor of myself”. A masterpiece of popular Slavic literature, The Snow Maiden brings to the stage a magical fantasy enriched by the rigours of the weather. Aida Garifullina sings the role of Snegurochka whilst the production and musical direction have been left in the capable hands of two other Russian artists: the young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov.
 
CINÉMAGIQUE présente PATIENTS
Based on the book by Grand Corps Malade. Bathing, dressing, walking, basketball... things Ben can no longer do when he lands at a physiotherapy center following a crippling accident. His new friends are tetraplegics, paraplegics, victims of head injury, the cream of the handicapped. Together they'll learn patience. They'll resist, show off, quarrel, and flirt, but above all, they'll find the strength to live again. STEP BY STEP is a story of rebirth, a chaotic journey marked by wins and losses, tears and laughter, and especially, encounters with others: healing is a team effort.
Fabien Marsaud (aka Grand Corps Malade), Mehdi Idir
 
DAVID LYNCH - THE ART LIFE (STF)
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America, to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. DAVID LYNCH - THE ART LIFE infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corner of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.

“Who wouldn’t want to spend 90 minutes inside David Lynch’s head? A must-see film.” - David Frear, Rolling Stone

“Art and life inseparably imitate each other in this engagingly discursive portrait of the cult filmmaker in fine-arts mode. Indispensible for Lynch heads.” – Variety

“Jason S.’s dense, dark camerawork can only be called Lynchian. At times the busy backgrounds strewn with unidentifiable objects become confused with the bizarre, rather monstrous constructions Lynch sticks to canvas in a stream of creative outpouring.” – Hollywood Reporter

“Leaves the viewer ready to revisit Lynch's iconic works from a new angle after its quietly fascinating keyhole view into the creative mind.” – Austin Chronicle
Jon Nguyen,Rick Barnes & Olivia Neergaard-Holm
 
VIDEODROME
In this David Cronenberg film, a strange television show called Videodrome, which shows uncut, unedited films of seemingly real human torture and murder, is intercepted by cable-television programmer Max Renn (James Woods) who specializes in soft-core pornography. Fascinated, and hoping to duplicate some of what he sees for his own audience, Max searches to discover the show's producer and place of origin. He also begins an intense sadomasochistic affair with the mysterious Nicki (Debbie Harry).The scene where Max meets Nicki on a television talk show and seduces her -- to the great consternation of the hostess -- is hilarious. Along with a more than academic interest in shape objects and Swiss army knives, Nicki is also drawn to Videodrome, but wants to be a participant rather than part of the audience. When she disappears, Max becomes obsessed by his search, which leads him to a the daughter of a mysterious media guru, Bianca O'Blivion (Sonja Smits). What he discovers both frightens and fascinates Max, leading to the unusual and ambiguous conclusion. James Woods brings great intensity and an off-beat sensuality to the character of Max. Rock star Debbie Harry is sexy and intriguing as the very kinky Nicki. The film is marred by some thematic inconsistencies and an unsatisfactory conclusion, but Cronenberg, who wrote and directed, creates a dark and mesmerizingly atmospheric vision.
David Cronenberg
 
English subtitled in French
Général (déconseillé aux jeunes enfants)
Général (déconseillé aux jeunes enfants)
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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.
Nacho Vigalondo
 
English subtitled in French
13+  Langage vulgaire
13+ Langage vulgaire
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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.
Danny Boyle
 
English subtitled in French
Général
Général
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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
 

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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.
 
EXPO 67 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (VF)
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EXPO67 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE invites us to relive the incredible adventure of the men behind Man and His World. Over time, tongues have loosened and the full story can now emerge, just like Notre-Dame Island out of the waters of the St. Lawrence. It’s a fascinating and inspiring history lesson for younger generations today and in the future. The story of Expo 67 makes just about anything seem possible . . .
 
Japanese subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
05 May 2017
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AFTER THE STORM (STA)
A divorced man struggles to regain his estranged family’s trust while sheltering with them during a typhoon, in the latest film from celebrated Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Our Little Sister).

Gentle and melancholy yet surprisingly amusing, the latest film by celebrated Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Our Little Sister) focuses on Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a failed writer, third-rate detective, and no-luck gambler who has become separated from his wife and young son. When a typhoon strikes one night, the broken family is forced to spend the night together at the home of Ryota's mother, where the ensuing interaction — free of melodrama or forced catharsis — is tender, bittersweet, and quietly incisive, in true Kore-eda style.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
05 May 2017
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I, DANIEL BLAKE (STF)
Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
 
English 
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
12 May 2017
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CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY is a story about our global urban future, in which nearly three-fourths of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of this century. It’s also a story about America’s recent urban past, in which bureaucratic, “top down” approaches to building cities have dramatically clashed with grassroots, “bottom up” approaches. The film brings us back mid-century, on the eve of the battles for the heart and soul of American cities, about to be routed by cataclysmically destructive Urban Renewal and highway projects.

The film details the revolutionary thinking of Jane Jacobs, and the origins of her magisterial 1961 treatise The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she singlehandedly undercuts her era’s orthodox model of city planning, exemplified by the massive Urban Renewal projects of New York’s “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. Jacobs and Moses figure centrally in our story as archetypes of the “bottom up” and the “top down” vision for cities. They also figure as two larger-than-life personalities: Jacobs—a journalist with provincial origins, no formal training in city planning, and scarce institutional authority—seems at first glance to share little in common with Robert Moses, the upper class, high prince of government and urban theory fully ensconced in New York’s halls of power and privilege. Yet both reveal themselves to be master tacticians who, in the middle of the 20th century, became locked in an epic struggle over the fate of the city.

In three suspenseful acts, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City gives audiences a front row seat to this battle, and shows how two opposing visions of urban greatness continue to ripple across the world stage, with unexpectedly high stakes, made even higher and more unecpectically urgent in the suddenly shifting national political landscape of 2017, in which the newly inaugurated U.S. President is a real estate developer, who is calling for a new era Urban Renewal, echoing the traumatic period in which this film takes place. In perilous times for the city and for civil rights, Citizen Jane offers a playbook, courtesy of Jane Jacobs, for organizing communities and speaking the truth to entrenched and seemingly insurmountable powers.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
19 May 2017
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THE BLEEDER (STF)
He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match. It's the beginning of a wild ride through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame-but what happens when your fifteen minutes in the spotlight are up? Driven by a committed performance from Liev Schreiber, Chuck is a refreshingly human tale of resilience and redemption. Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts costar.
 
English and French subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
26 May 2017
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BGL DE FANTAISIE (STA)
Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière met as visual arts students at Université Laval. After 20 years working together as BGL, doing no damage to their friendship, their career truly took off in 2015. Their art – “intellectual tinkering” – is now prominently displayed on the streets of Toronto and Montreal, in the form of imposing public artworks; the collective is even representing Canada at the 56th Venice Biennale with a piece called Canadissimo. During their triumphant year, Benjamin Hogue followed them and made this direct cinema document of the approach, work and life of a playful, uncomplicated, critical and explosive trio of artists blessed with a contagious sense of the fantastical.
 
Turkish subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
26 May 2017
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KEDI (STA)
Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
 
 
 

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Parc at midnight

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Parc at midnight
A series of late night screenings
 

Ciné Tapis Rouge presents: FOCUS ON SWITZERLAND CINEMA

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Ciné Tapis Rouge presents: FOCUS ON SWITZERLAND CINEMA
 

The 2016-2017 season of Cinéspectacle

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The 2016-2017 season of Cinéspectacle
 

CINÉMAGIQUE

Weekly premiere screenings in presence of special guests and Peter Pearson, founder et organizer of this film series
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CINÉMAGIQUE
Weekly premiere screenings in presence of special guests and Peter Pearson, founder et organizer of this film series
 

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
 

FNC's special screenings

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FNC's special screenings
 

RIDM+

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

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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