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from July 14 to 20, 2017

 
 
 
 
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CYRANO DE BERGERAC (STA)
Cyrano has an extremely large nose, but his talent with words helps him to help Christian to conquer Roxane. While also in love with the young woman, he decides not to tell her that every word she hears from Christian comes from him… ­

“ When we, as actors of the Troupe, we stage plays, we unconsciously wish to show off our theatre and everything that makes us love it and stay in it. ” It was it this spirit that the sociétaire of the Troupe Denis Podalydès took over the boards of the salle Richelieu. Opéra-bouffe, tragedy, romantic drama, symbolic poetry, farce… everything is there to make this emblematic play from the French repertoire unforgettable!"
 
CINÉMAGIQUE présente SAGE FEMME
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Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged mistress of Claire's late father. The two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).
Martin Provost
 
LA CENERENTOLA
“Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella...”

Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault’s tale to the opera, the humble servant who dreams of going to the ball has lost all her magical attributes: here there is no fairy godmother to transform mice into horses, rats into coachmen and lizards into footmen with a wave of her wand. And it is not a fur slipper but a bracelet that the beauty leaves behind for her prince, quite deliberately, challenging him to find her again. The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe and La Cenerentola focused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags. Guillaume Gallienne, member of the Comédie-Française, stages his first opera.
 
IRAN: TAKE OFF (STA)
Ehsan Abdipour steps into the filmmaking industry with a dramatic look at the subject of sanctions in “All Alone”, 2013, which earned him best directing award for creativity and original screenplay in Iran Cinema Festival. Shortly after, “Pop” was released in 2014, which has not yet been publicly screened in Iran.

In a career spanning for more than 5 years, Ehsan Abdipour, has spanned the dialects, music and themes of the southern part of Iran, known as Joonob. In his recent film, the "Take Off", Abdipour has used his personal history and familiarity with the southern culture, as a lens, through which, to project stories onto a more competitive Iranian screens. Abdipour’s impressive Filmography in the “Take Off” enables him to accompany the audiences with challenges of the plot, and emplacing them on a journey with young adventurous character, Shirzad, whose life has taken an unexpected twist, after a night out and the following unpredictable events. The ‘Take Off” owes part of its popularity to its stars, "Mostafa Zamani", "Pegah Ahangarani" and, also, "Reza Yazdani", whose local music drowns the viewer in the labyrinth of the storyline.
 
English subtitled in French
G Déconseillé aux jeunes enfants
G Déconseillé aux jeunes enfants
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DUNKIRK (STF)
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Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.

DUNKIRK opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet, Henry V), Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception).

The behind-the-scenes creative team on Dunkirk included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar, Spectre, The Fighter), production designer Nathan Crowley (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Elysium), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Inception, Bullets Over Broadway), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (Mad Max: Fury Road). The music was composed by Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception).

Dunkirk was filmed on location in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles.
Christopher Nolan
 
French subtitled in English
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MA LOUTE (STA)
Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished on the beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that these mysterious disappearances take place in Slack Bay. There lives a community of fishermen. Among them evolves a curious family, the Brufort, lead by the father "The Eternal", who rules as best as he can on his prankster bunch of sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute. Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems' mansion. Every summer, this degenerate bourgeois family stagnates in the villa, not without mingling during their leisure hours with the local people. As starts a peculiar love story between Ma Loute and the young and mischievous Billie Van Peteghem, confusion and mystification will descend on both families, shaking their foundations.
Bruno Dumont
 
TAXI DRIVER
"All the animals come out at night" -- and one of them is a cabby about to snap. In Martin Scorsese's classic 1970s drama, insomniac ex-Marine Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) works the nightshift, driving his cab throughout decaying mid-'70s New York City, wishing for a "real rain" to wash the "scum" off the neon-lit streets. Chronically alone, Travis cannot connect with anyone, not even with such other cabbies as blowhard Wizard (Peter Boyle). He becomes infatuated with vapid blonde presidential campaign worker Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), who agrees to a date and then spurns Travis when he cluelessly takes her to a porno movie. After an encounter with a malevolent fare (played by Scorsese), the increasingly paranoid Travis begins to condition (and arm) himself for his imagined destiny, a mission that mutates from assassinating Betsy's candidate, Charles Palatine (Leonard Harris), to violently "saving" teen hooker Iris (Jodie Foster) from her pimp, Sport (Harvey Keitel).

Written by Paul Schrader, Taxi Driver is an homage to and reworking of cinematic influences, a study of individual psychosis, and an acute diagnosis of the latently violent, media-fixated Vietnam era. Scorsese and Schrader structure Travis' mission to save Iris as a film noir version of John Ford's late Western The Searchers (1956), aligning Travis with a mythology of American heroism while exposing that myth's obsessively violent underpinnings. Yet Travis' military record and assassination attempt, as well as Palatine's political platitudes, also ground Taxi Driver in its historical moment of American in the 1970s. Employing such techniques as Godardian jump cuts and ellipses, expressive camera moves and angles, and garish colors, all punctuated by Bernard Herrmann's eerie final score (finished the day he died), Scorsese presents a Manhattan skewed through Travis' point-of-view, where De Niro's now-famous "You talkin' to me" improv becomes one more sign of Travis' madness.

Shot during a New York summer heat wave and garbage strike, Taxi Driver got into trouble with the MPAA for its violence. Scorsese desaturated the color in the final shoot-out and got an R, and Taxi Driver surprised its unenthusiastic studio by becoming a box-office hit. Released in the Bicentennial year, after Vietnam, Watergate, and attention-getting attempts on President Ford's life, Taxi Driver's intense portrait of a man and a society unhinged spoke resonantly to the mid-'70s audience -- too resonantly in the case of attempted Reagan assassin and Foster fan John W. Hinckley. Taxi Driver went on to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, but it lost the Best Picture Oscar to the more comforting Rocky. Anchored by De Niro's disturbing embodiment of "God's lonely man," Taxi Driver remains a striking milestone of both Scorsese's career and 1970s Hollywood.
Martin Scorsese
 
English subtitled in French
Général
Général
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WEIRDOS (STF)
Nova Scotia. 1976. The weekend of the American Bicentennial. When 15-year-old Kit decides that living with his father is too repressive, he hits the road to move in with his mother. Accompanied by his girlfriend Alice, Kit will explore his very core - his sexuality, his sense of place and self - in an attempt to find a place to call home.
Bruce McDonald
 
MANIFESTO
From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history's most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.
Julian Rosefeldt
 
English subtitled in French
13+ Violence Langage vulgaire
13+ Violence Langage vulgaire
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BABY DRIVER (STF)
Directed by Edgar Wright! (Shaun of the Dead & Scott Pilgrim vs. The World)

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Edgar Wright
 

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English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
28 July 2017
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LADY MACBETH (STF)
Set in 19th century rural England, young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.
 
Japanese subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
28 July 2017
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TOKYO IDOLS (STA)
Girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. Tokyo Idols gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. Meet Ri Ri: a bona fide Tokyo Idol who takes us on her journey toward fame. Now meet her "brothers": a group of adult male superfans who devote their lives to following her-in the virtual world and in real life. Once considered to be on the fringes of society, the brothers who gave up salaried jobs to pursue an interest in female idol culture have since become mainstream via the internet, illuminating the growing disconnect between men and women in hypermodern societies.

With her provocative look into the Japanese pop music industry and its focus on traditional beauty ideals, filmmaker Kyoko Miyake confronts the nature of gender power dynamics at work. As the female idols become younger and younger, Miyake offers a critique on the veil of internet fame and the new terms of engagement that are playing out IRL around the globe.
 
Italian subtitled in English
Release date :
30 July 2017
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OTELLO
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
04 August 2017
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A GHOST STORY (STF)
With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection.

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A GHOST STORY emerges ecstatic and surreal - a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.
 
English 
Release date :
11 August 2017
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THE LITTLE HOURS
Les sœurs Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), et Ginevra (Kate Micucci) mènent une simple vie au couvent. Elles passent leur quotidien à chasser la routine par la couture, espionner leurs consœurs, et à embêter l’homme à tout faire du monastère. Après qu’une séance d’insultes ait eu pour effet de le chasser, Père Tommasso (John C. Reilly) engage Massetto (Dave Franco), un viril homme de main forcé par son seigneur à vivre en retrait. Présenté aux bonnes sœurs comme un sourd-muet afin d’éviter toute tentation, Massetto lutte à maintenir sa fausse identité alors que la communauté de sœurs réprimées s’éclate dans un tourbillon de débauche.
 
Yiddish subtitled in English or French according to schedule
Release date :
11 August 2017
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MENASHE (STF)
Performed entirely in Yiddish, a language not used in cinema for many decades, MENASHE follows a kind, hapless grocery store clerk as he struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven. But in the wake of his wife Leah’s death, tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial and a chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
25 August 2017
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GOOD TIME (STF)
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
 
From August 03 2017
To August 09 2017
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Parc at midnight

A series of late night screenings
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Parc at midnight
A series of late night screenings
 

Montréal First Peoples Festival

The 27th Montréal First Peoples Festival presents a rich selection of recent films that portray the Indigenous reality of the Americas and around the world.
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Montréal First Peoples Festival
The 27th Montréal First Peoples Festival presents a rich selection of recent films that portray the Indigenous reality of the Americas and around the world.
 

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
 

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