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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.
 
Italian subtitled in English
Release date :
06 April 2017
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RIGOLETTO
Javier Camarena & Antonino Siragusa debut as the Duke of Mantua. Mantua, Italy. Rigoletto, the Duke of Mantua’s jester, has a secret daughter. The Duke seduces her after having her abducted and brought to his palace by courtiers who think she is the jester’s mistress. Rigoletto vents his rage on them and demands his daughter back. After convincing his daughter that the Duke does not love her, he plots his revenge... Javier Camarena and Antonino Siragusa have chosen the Liceu for their debut as the Duke of Mantua, starring beside Carlos Álvarez in this luxury production. Rigoletto, based on a play by Victor Hugo, is part of the operatic canon and was censored before the premiere for criticizing the monarchy of the period.Monique Wagemakers’ mise en scène is minimalist but of great technical complexity. The red Venetian Renaissance costumes recreate Rigoletto’s full range of fierce emotions.
 
German subtitled in English
Release date :
06 April 2017
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GOETHE présente ME AND KAMINSKI (STA)
Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel of the same name by German author Daniel Kehlmann, Me and Kaminski marks the reunion of Daniel Brühl and Goodbye Lenin ! director Wolfgang Becker. Brühl stars as an unscrupulous, unsuccessful journalist, Sebastian Zöllner, out to finally make his mark by publishing a biography of artist Manuel Kaminski. When he discovers that Kaminski’s early love is still alive in Belgium, Zöllner persuades the elderly Kaminski to embark on an ultimate road trip across Europe.
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.
SPECIAL EVENT
Q&A with the director and the producer
07 April 2017 
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
 
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.
 
English 
Release date :
11 April 2017
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JEWELS
George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinski and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaïkovski in ‘Diamonds’. Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.
 
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 
Release date :
17 April 2017
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CINÉMAGIQUE présente MAUDIE
MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
 
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.
 
French subtitled in English
En attente de classement
En attente de classement
Release date :
24 April 2017
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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.
 
French subtitled in English
Release date :
25 April 2017
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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.
 
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 :
30 April 2017
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IRAN: ABA JAN (STA)
ABAJAN is the latest film from the young and gifted Iranian director Hatef Alimardani. A drama starring Fatemeh Motamed Aria, Saeed Aghakhani and Shabnam Moghadami, the film is set in the city of Zanjan in the 1980s and tells the story of emotional and familial challenges imposed on the central characters during the war years. Abajan was a major hit with audiences at this year's Fajr Film Festival, leading to multiple additional screenings. The performance by Fatemeh Motamed Aria, the most critically acclaimed Iranian actress of all time, is the film's jewel and has received many accolades since its premiere
 
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.