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Cinéspectacle: Carmen (Opéra de Paris)
Music: Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
After: Prosper Mérimée
Conductor: Lorenzo Viotti
Director: Calixto Bieito
Set design: Alfons Flores
Costume design: Mercè Paloma
Lighting design: Alberto Rodríguez Vega
Chorus master: Alessandro Di Stefano

“Carmen will never surrender, born free, free will she die,” cries Bizet’s heroine to Don José at the end of the opera. This irrepressible freedom, coupled with a need to live ever more intensely on a knife-edge, is present in Calixto Bieito’s production as in no other. Of Mérimée’s character, Bieito’s Carmen retains her thoroughly Iberian contours and the burning temperament of a woman who lives by small-time trafficking. However, the rebel bird is essentially a creature of our own times. A brazen and indomitable seductress and a product of social and masculine brutality, she lives life in the fast lane, avid for existence.
 
Bomb: A Love Story (STA)
It’s 1988 and, at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, Tehran is bombed relentlessly. The days that pass are full of foreboding, and yet, love, affection, hope and life itself manage to sweep away the fear of death from those surrounded by it. Love may often be difficult to comprehend, but death is a horrible certitude. ‘Bomb, A Love Story’ shows how, even when faced with the darkness of death, love and hope will find a way.
Payman Maadi
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
Général
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Cold War (STA)
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Pawel Pawlikowski
 
If Beale Street Could Talk (STF)
Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk, is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.
Barry Jenkins
 
Shoplifters (STA)
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...
Hirokazu Kore-eda
 
The Favourite (STF)
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Yorgos Lanthimos
 

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Persian subtitled in English
Release date :
01 February 2018
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Sheeple (STA)
The story of a gang of drug dealers in the south of Tehran who has sheltered many youngsters and orphans from the streets. Shahin and Shakoor who are brothers are leading the gang but when it is collapsed creates a crisis in their family and their lives.
SPECIAL EVENT
Post-screening discussion
25 January 2019  19:00
Arabic subtitled in English and French
Général
Release date :
25 January 2019
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Le rêve de Walaa (STF)
With French ou English subtitles according to schedule

Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to survive basic training to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces - not easy for a girl who breaks all the rules. Following Walaa from 15 to 21, with an intimate POV and the exuberant energy of its subject, this is the story of a young woman navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
25 January 2019
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THE ROOM
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THE ROOM is a sincere attempt by actor, director, writer, and producer Tommy Wiseau to create a romantic tragedy. Fortuantely it was so poorly made that it has attained cult status in LA, where monthly midnight screenings have been held for the last few years and audience participation has become a tradition.

Down in the swamp with films like Plan 9 from Outer Space and Troll 2, THE ROOM is so bad that it is among the top 10 bestselling comedies on amazon.com, and has even made it onto Wikipedia’s List of films considered the worst. You will find this movie so awful that you will want to watch it again and again.

• Is this the worst movie ever made? The Room is so unfeasibly bad, it has become a cult hit (The Guardian UK).
• “The Citizen Kane of bad movies” (Entertainment Weekly)
• “a bad – shockingly bad – romantic tragedy” (Time Out New York).

• “prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back – before even 30 minutes have passed” (Variety).

Most film-makers have nightmares about reviews like these, but they’ve worked wonders for The Room, a movie whose transcendent awfulness has made it a cult phenomenon and an audience-participation fixture along the lines of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Special rate: $17
 
Korean subtitled in French
General
Release date :
25 January 2019
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Cinéclub <<Psy>> présente: Poetry (STF)
A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Marie Claire Lanctôt Bélanger will do a post screening commentary and discussion with the public.

Marie Claire is a psychoanalist and member of the Psychoanalitic Society of Montreal.
 
Russian subtitled in English
Release date :
31 January 2019
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RIDM+ présente Putin\'s Witnesses (STA)
Presented by the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), RIDM+ is a series of five monthly screenings of high-quality recent and classic auteur documentaries.

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.

On New Year's Eve 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin surprised the world by announcing that he was stepping down and turning the office over to the country's newly appointed Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin. The transition called for Putin to serve as acting President until a special election was held three months later. He refrained from the normal campaign tactics of running television commercials or debating his opponents. Instead, his team hired filmmaker Vitaly Mansky to follow Putin in office for a television documentary.
 
Arabic subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
01 February 2019
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Capharnaüm (STA)
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. CAPERNAUM follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-yearold “adult”: fleeing his abusive, negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, taking care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil and her baby son Yonas, being jailed for a violent crime, and finally, seeking justice in a courtroom.
 
Original multilingual version 
Release date :
08 February 2019
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Les routes en février (STF)
This movie will be presented with French or English subtitles depending of the schedule.

Still mourning the death of her father, Sarah travels from Montreal to a sleepy village in rural Uruguay to visit her paternal grandmother, Magda. Over a decade ago, Sarah and her parents left Uruguay and never returned. Driven by childhood memories, she hopes to renew her relationship with Magda and with her home country. But as soon as Sarah arrives, a quiet unease forms. Magda doesn’t understand why her son never returned to see her and must now live with the fact that he never will. The tension comes as a surprise to Sarah, who must face the distance between herself, her family, and her country of origin in addition to her grief.
 
Original multilingual version 
Release date :
08 February 2019
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Oscar Shorts 2019
For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.

The 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be released in theaters on February 9th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated short films before the Oscar Awards ceremony on February 24th.

The selection will be unveiled January the 22nd!
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
15 February 2019
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Ghost Town Anthology (STA)
In a small and isolated town, Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on time seems to lose all meaning, and the days stretch on without end.
 
 
 

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