Initiated, co-written and co-directed by Tilda Swinton, The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger is a four-part documentary essay about John Berger, the acclaimed British art critic, philosopher and writer known for works such as Ways of Seeing and his political activism. Filmed over the course of four seasons in the mountain village where Berger lived since the 1970s, The Seasons in Quincy is an eclectic exploration of a brilliant thinker’s many facets. Private conversations, family gatherings, poetic essays and political round tables: the film takes us to the heart of Berger’s uniquely inspiring philosophy and humanism.
Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar adapts three stories from Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro for this time-tripping tale about the relationship and eventual rupture between a Madrid teacher and her beloved daughter
Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth... MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster movie from director Lars von Trier.
The first revival of David Bösch’s new production, conducted by Richard Farnes AND starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna
Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde.
International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. IL TROVATORE is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.
New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop
of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.
Nicolette Krebitz confirms her talent and daring in this provocative love story between a wolf and a woman. Introverted Ania has been living a pretty standard life when her eyes cross with those of a wolf while walking in a forest. From that moment on a transformation takes place leading her to transcend societal conventions and to follow her instincts. Take note: eroticism between a wolf and a woman…
“An outstanding film (…) a magnificently unsettling view on love and the world.” – Der Spiegel
“Krebitz’s film questions the behavioral standards we take as given with quiet daring and disquieting sangfroid. “-Variety
“A walk on the wild side in the most literal sense, Wild is a wayward, confrontational, anarchic, sexually outré modern fairy tale that balances on a razor-sharp edge between the genuinely provocative and the totally out-there.” – Hollywood Reporter
Best Cinematography, German Film Prize, 2016
Festivals: Rotterdam, Sundance.
PEARL HARBOR: THE ACCUSED reveals new insight into events leading up to the attack. The documentary focuses on the story of Admiral Husband Kimmel, who was stripped of his rank, forced into obscurity, and accused of negligence. Working with Pulitzer-nominated author Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, the documentary has exclusive access to their forthcoming book, a journalistic investigation of Pearl Harbor based on startling new evidence from thousands of newly unearthed documents, letters, photos, and cooperation from Kimmel’s family. The film exposes U.S. intelligence and military mistakes that allowed the early warning signs of the attack to be missed, as well as Kimmel’s scapegoating. A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family’s Quest for Justice will be published in Canada on November 29, 2016 by Harper Collins.
The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf.
The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf’s landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – with elements of her letters, essays and diaries.
Acclaimed British composer Max Richter (Infra, Sum and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons) creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.
Cinéma du Parc is proud to be presenting all Oscar-nominated films in the BEST ANIMATED SHORT and BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT categories, starting February 10th.
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does the heavy lifting for us and sifts through thousands of "Best in Category" winners from short film festivals around the globe, selecting a scant ten films to receive nominations for both Best Animated and Best Live Action Academy Awards.
This special event starting February 10th will give everyone the opportunity to discover these ten nominated films.
In her film ANGRY INUK Inuit director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Though most commercial sealing is conducted by Inuit in the Arctic, anti-sealing activism has created a perception of the industry that denies their central role in the sealskin market. To reinsert themselves into the international discussion, these Inuit activists must inconvenience the fundraising campaigns of animal groups by using all the tricks in the social media book, and invent some of their own along the way, like “sealfies.” Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit are spread across extensive lands and waters, and their tiny population is faced with a disproportionate responsibility for protecting the environment. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities.
SCREENING WITH COMMENTARIES PRANK BY VINCENT BIRON
In your face braces, off-the-wall humour, anarchy and lyricism, youth is in revolt. Beware the pranks!
You loved this movie during the FNC or missed it on screens ? Here is a special occasion to learn the secrets of the filming and anecdotes from its director, Vincent Biron, who will comment his film, live.
Stefie, a lonely young boy, is approached by Martin, Jean-Sé and Lea to record their daily pranks with his cellphone. The four prankmeisters decide to set up an antic that goes beyond anything they’ve done so far… But who will be the victim? Prank is a funny and cruel coming-of-age story about friendship, peer pressure and the loss of innocence.
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' work circle, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried doesn't hold back, and Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.
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
In this state-of-the-art concert film, renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (Black Dog Films) takes a radical new approach to capturing the emotion and thrill of Rammstein’s one-of-a-kind live performance. RAMMSTEIN: PARIS is a fast-paced feast for all senses: a dark and spectacular fairytale laced with controversy, don’t-try-this-at-home theatrics, plus the all-consuming aroma of Benzin.
Rammstein has long been in an über-league of its own when it comes to taking the live presentation of rock music to new heights, both in terms of conception and execution.
Catching this excitement on film is an almost impossible task. All the senses are stimulated at live events in a way that can’t be replicated onscreen.
Jonas Åkerlund’s extraordinary film RAMMSTEIN: PARIS is the closest anyone has ever come to
cracking this dilemma. His creative rendition of the all-new stage production the band delivered at Paris Bercy in March 2012 takes the art form to a whole new level. This fast-paced state-of-the-art concert film is a visual feast, a celebration of Rammstein live that is both different to and in some ways better than being there – and a definite contender for the best concert film of all time.