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HIGH-RISE
(Original English version with French subtitles)
Friday May 27th to Wednesday June 1st: 2:30, 5:00, 9:30
Thursday June 2nd: 2:30, 9:30

MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART
(Original Mandarin and Cantonese version with English subtitles)
Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th + Monday May 30th to Thursday June 2nd: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15
Sunday May 29th: 3:30, 6:15

VIVA
(Original Spanish version with English subtitles)
Friday May 27th, Saturday May 28th, Tuesday May 31st, Wednesday June 1st: 12:15, 4:45, 7:00
Sunday May 29th: 4:45, 7:00
Monday May 30th, Thursday June 2nd: 12:15, 4:45

THE MEASURE OF A MAN / LA LOI DU MARCHÉ
(Original French version with English subtitles)
Friday May 27th, Saturday May 28th, Monday May 30th, Tuesday May 31st, Wednesday June 1st: 12:30, 7:30
Sunday May 29th: 7:30
Thursday June 2nd: 12:30

TALE OF TALES
(Original English version with French subtitles)
Every day from May 27th to June 2nd: 9:00

THE LOBSTER
(Original English version with French subtitles)
Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th + Monday May 30th to Thursday June 2nd: 2:20, 9:15
Sunday May 29th: 9:15

THE NATIONAL OPERA OF PARIS IN MONTREAL
RIGOLETTO

Sunday May 29th: 12:00
Thursday June 2nd: 6:00

CINÉMAGIQUE presents
MAGGIE'S PLAN

(Original English version with French subtitles)
Monday May 23rd: 6:30

INSTITUT presents
TOUR DE FORCE

(Original German version with French subtitles)
Thursday June 2nd: 7:00

 

HIGH-RISE

Friday May 27th to Wednesday June 1st: 2:30, 5:00, 9:30
Thursday June 2nd: 2:30, 9:30

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UK. 2015. Dir.: Ben Wheatley. 119 min.
With: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller

Original English version with French subtitles


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Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons star in the new film by cult British director Ben Wheatley (KILL LIST, A FIELD IN ENGLAND), an ambitious adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel about a London apartment tower that becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

Ben Wheatley's startlingly imaginative new film is a retro-futuristic, dystopian phantasmagoria. Based on J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel, HIGH-RISE unleashes the British director's wicked satiric powers on our twenty-first-century world by revisiting the book's pre-Thatcher-era milieu. Everything in his parallel-reality vision of the 1970s is recognizable but exaggerated and, uncannily, this stylization of the past allows Wheatley to create a stunning parable about what may be our future.

The film follows a young, respectable doctor, Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) who moves into a new luxury apartment seeking anonymity. The building, a Brutalist concrete tower block, is inhabited by eccentric tenants who let off steam in endless rounds of themed parties and raucous, drink-and-drug-fuelled orgies. Sitting literally atop this insular society is the high-rise's architect and owner, Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons), whose penthouse suite beggars description and has nothing to do with the rest of his design. As Robert settles into his new abode without ever really unpacking properly, the tower and its social complexities begin to take over his life.

Royal says he built the high-rise as "an agent for change," but what Ballard and Wheatley both focus on is the class strife brewing between residents of the upper and lower floors. What starts out as competitive hijinks takes a turn toward tribalism and anarchy as the whole edifice begins to rot from within. Cronenberg's CRASH, also based on a Ballard novel, will give you some sense of what lies in store: in Wheatley's hands, it's an outrageously impish skewering of contemporary society and values. It's also total fun.

“Wheatley is all about control of tone and how he's using this big obvious metaphor. His film is alive with human behavior, heightened at times and stylized as hell, but alive and identifiable and crackling with a wicked energy.”
-HITFIX

“Batshit crazy. Don’t expect a thriller in the seat-edge sense, but you will be thrilled — and repulsed — by this bold, faithful adaptation of Ballard’s ever-prescient picture of First World strife.”
-EMPIRE

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