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Cinéspectacle: Lady Macbeth in Mzensk (Bastille)
Music: Dimitri Shostakovich
Libretto: Alexandre Preis and Dimitri Shostakovich
After: Nikolaï Leskov
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Director: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Set design: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Costume design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Lighting design: Felice Ross
Choreography: Claude Bardouil
Scenography: Christian Longchamp
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Macbeth, Katerina Ismailova who, in the remote reaches of rural 19th century Russia, falls in love with one of her husband’s employees and is finally forced to commit suicide, is less a manipulator than a victim of a violent and patriarchal society. Krzysztof Warlikowski liberates all the subversive power of this scorching and scandalous work, which marked the early years of the Opéra Bastille.
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28 April 2019  17:00
Iran: Rahman 1400 (STA)
The comedy tells the story of Rahman, portrayed by Saeed Aqakhani, who is facing severe financial problems and difficulties.
He intends to ask for help from a company managed by Mr. Jalousi, played by Mehran Modiri. However, Mr. Jalousi writes him a cheque for 2021; and there the story begins.
$15 for all. Moviecards are not accepted.
Manouchehr Hadi
 
Matin au Parc: Jurassic Park
The cult film of the 90’s that we’re never tired of seeing and seeing is the last film of our first cycle of 2019!

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island.
Afterall, « life always find a way ».

For which public?
Not recommended for children under 8

Good reasons to see the movie
• To see the incredible world of dinosaurs created by Steven Spielberg
• For the magic that always works, whether you believe it or not!
Steven Spielberg
 
Diane
In his narrative film debut, Kent Jones brings us the story of Diane, a widowed, altruistic septuagenarian whose life is dictated by the needs of others. She fills her days serving food to the homeless, visiting ailing friends in the last years of their lives, and, most centrally, desperately attempting to reach her drug-addicted son, despite his repeated efforts to push her away. But as these pieces of her existence begin to wither and fade, she finds herself forced to look at her own identity—and memories she’d sooner forget than face.
Kent Jones
 
Minuit au Parc: Enter the Dragon (STF)
One of the most popular kung fu films ever, and perhaps the peak of the famed Bruce Lee's career, ENTER THE DRAGON achieved success by presenting a series of superbly staged fighting sequences with a minimum of distractions. The story finds Lee as a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for his sister's death. This evil villain operates from a fortified island manned by a team of crack martial artists, who also host a kung fu competition. Lee uses his skills to enter the contest and then tries to chop, kick, and otherwise fight his way into the dealer's headquarter.

«The movie can be flat-out fun, a sort of carnival of combat that can turn even a sophisticated audience into a group of gawking kids at a Saturday matinee. » -Time

«The lack of sentimentality helps focus the viewer on what the film depicts exceptionally well, namely wanton bad behavior and enthralling, wall-to-wall ass-kicking.» -Slant Magazine
Robert Clouse
 
Everything Outside (STF)
An unlikely relationship between a renowned French-Canadian artist in her sixties and a younger Lebanese actor from Toronto flourishes in the confines of a remote lake house until the realities of the outside world, personal and societal, put it to test.
David Findlay
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
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RIDM+ présente: M
Filmed in Yiddish, M is a journey to the heart of Bnei Brak, world capital of the Haredim, the ultra-Orthodox Jews, “God-fearing” in Hebrew. This is where Menahem Lang grew up. He was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. At the age of twenty, however, he broke with this pious life and moves to Tel Aviv, for the child with the bright smile was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him. Menahem succeeds in opening the door to this forbidden world. This return to the scene of the crime is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals, a reconciliation. As though drawn towards a magnet, those who experienced the same ordeal as him reveal themselves and dare to speak, driving away the haunting of the “galgal”, the vicious circle that has transformed victims of rape into rapists since the dawn of time.
Yolande Zauberman
 
Diamantino (STA)
Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.
Gabriel Abrantes,Daniel Schmidt
 
Exarcheia, le chant des oiseaux (STA)
EXARCHEIA takes you on a dreamy nocturnal stroll through one of Greece’s most politically active neighbourhoods, situated in the heart of Athens, just below the Acropolis. In this lively and mythical space, you meet a coterie of characters whose ideals and aspirations are in constant flux. Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, EXARCHEIA is a poetical and polyphonic essay that dives into a place where living together is first and foremost a matter of shared speech and hopes held in suspense.
Nadine Gomez
 
High Life (STF)
Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system.The crew death-row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. A staggering and primal film about love and intimacy, suffused with anguished memories of a lost Earth, High Life is a haunting, thrilling achievement from visionary director Claire Denis.
Claire Denis
 
Sunset (STF)
1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.
László Nemes
 
Woman at War (STA)
Halla is a committed undercover eco-terrorist trying to save Iceland’s natural landscapes from industrialist destruction, but when a long-desired child becomes available for adoption, she must choose between the greater good and her own dreams.
Benedikt Erlingsson
 
The Beach Bum (STF)
Preceded by the short film VILLE PLATTE (9 min) by Laurence Baz Morais, as part of Plein(s) Écran(s) en salle.

THE BEACH BUM follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, THE BEACH BUM is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers).
Harmony Korine
 

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French subtitled in English
Release date :
29 April 2019
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Cinémagique: Mon bébé (STA)
The movie card is not accepted.

A working woman, mother a three children, realizes that, when her youngest one is about to go to Canada to continue her education, she will end up out of her most precious goal, being a mother..
 
Russian subtitled in English
Release date :
01 May 2019
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Cinéspectacle: Lady Macbeth in Mzensk (Bastille)
Music: Dimitri Shostakovich
Libretto: Alexandre Preis and Dimitri Shostakovich
After: Nikolaï Leskov
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Director: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Set design: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Costume design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Lighting design: Felice Ross
Choreography: Claude Bardouil
Scenography: Christian Longchamp
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Macbeth, Katerina Ismailova who, in the remote reaches of rural 19th century Russia, falls in love with one of her husband’s employees and is finally forced to commit suicide, is less a manipulator than a victim of a violent and patriarchal society. Krzysztof Warlikowski liberates all the subversive power of this scorching and scandalous work, which marked the early years of the Opéra Bastille.
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
Release date :
02 May 2019
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Goethe présente The Cleaners (STA)
Who controls what you see on the internet? In this fascinating documentary, the hidden industry of digital cleaning is exposed. We meet five “content moderators” outsourced from Silicon Valley leaders such as Google and Facebook whose job is to delete “inappropriate” content from the net. But we also meet people whose lives are dramatically affected by this online censorship. Important questions are raised as to what makes an image art or propaganda and how this censorship can erase perspectives and events from world view. Please note this film contains material that may be disturbing to some viewers.

“Smart, stylish doc exposes must-discuss issues regarding the companies who dominate the internet.” The Hollywood Reporter
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
03 May 2019
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The Brink
After leaving the Trump administration, embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker in an effort to spread his brand of extreme nationalism to the rest of the world. Tracking his moves through the 2018 American mid-term elections, director Alison Klayman’s startling fly-on-the-wall documentary sheds light on Bannon’s efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties, starting in Europe with controversial figures like Nigel Farage, Jérôme Rivière, Matteo Salvini, Filip Dewinter and Kent Ekeroth.
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
10 May 2019
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Zagros (STA)
ZAGROS follows the creation of carpets across the Western mountains of Iran, the land of Bakhtiaris. Wool is the guiding thread that traverses nomadic and sedentary cultures, revealing the worlds of weavers, dyers and shepherds through their labour. Carpets weave the social fabric of their lives, giving it form as well as colour. The work is hard, and is gradually being devalued by the outside world – but their lives are redeemed through the love they feel for their traditions.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
10 May 2019
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Hail Satan\?
What is the Satanic Temple? Is it religion? A cult? Performance art? Acclaimed filmmaker Penny Lane gains unprecedented access to this enigmatic movement, which has grown to over 100,000 members around the world in just five years. HAIL SATAN? explores the Temple's fight for equality, its focus on community, and its devilish sense of humor. In an era when founding principles and institutions can't be trusted to work on behalf of all people, these progressive Satanic crusaders advocate to save the soul of a nation.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
10 May 2019
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Tolkien (STF)
TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the fellowship apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
17 May 2019
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Noureev (STF)
A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an airplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behavior and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger. From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, “THE WHITE CROW” is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
 
Original multilingual version 
En attente de classement
Release date :
17 May 2019
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Hacktivisme MTL (STF)
Showing with French OR English subtitles according to the schedule.

HAK_MTL takes a deep dive into the Montreal hacker community. For these young technologists, we are at an important decision point. Dismayed by the rapid rise of the surveillance society, these hackers turned activists, or hacktivists, are fighting against the slow death of democracy. For these motherboard insurgents, Big Brother exists and only a technological struggle can defeat him. They thus develop unusual projects, participate in international initiatives and try to promote the cause of online anonymity. Accompanying them in the urgency of their action, HAK_MTL explores Montreal’s contribution in the global fight for the democratization of the web and the preservation of privacy.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
24 May 2019
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Ask Dr. Ruth
A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
 
French subtitled in English
Release date :
27 May 2019
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Cinémagique: Blanche comme neige (STA)
The movie card is not accepted.

Claire, a beautiful young woman works at her late father's hotel that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. Maud decides to get rid of Claire who finds shelter in a farm where she's allowed to break free from her strict upbringing through encounters with seven "princes."
 
Italian subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
21 June 2019
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Dogman (STA)
Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.
 
DIANE
EVERYTHING OUTSIDE (STF)
May 2nd  
EXARCHEIA - THE CHANTING OF BIRDS (EST)
May 2nd  
GOETHE PRESENTS THE CLEANERS (EST)
May 2nd  
HIGH LIFE (FST)
WOMAN AT WAR (STA)
PARC AT MIDNIGHT PRESENTS: AUDITION (EST)
May 3rd  
May 4th  
May 5th  
PARC FOR KIDS PRESENTS: THE GOONIES
May 4th  
May 5th  
IRAN PRESENTS RAHMAN 1400 (EST)
May 5th  
CINÉMAGIQUE PRESENTS: RED JOAN
May 6th  
CINÉSPECTACLE: FAUST (Royal Opera)
May 8th  
May 11th  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT PRESENTS: SHOWGIRLS
May 10th  
May 11th  
May 12th  
PARC FOR KIDS PRESENTS: THE LAST UNICORN
May 11th  
May 12th  
CINÉMAGIQUE PRESENTS: THE WHITE CROW (EST)
May 13th  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT PRESENTS: MIDNIGHT COWBOY 50TH
May 17th  
May 18th  
May 19th  
PARC FOR KIDS PRESENTS: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
May 18th  
May 19th  
CINÉMAGIQUE PRESENTS: PETERLOO
May 20th  
CINÉSPECTACLE: CENDRILLON (Opéra de Paris)
May 22nd  
May 25th  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT PRESENTS: SALÒ OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (STA)
May 24th  
May 25th  
May 26th  
PARC FOR KIDS PRESENTS: THE GREAT DICTATOR
May 25th  
May 26th  
CINÉMAGIQUE PRESENTS: BLANCHE COMME NEIGE (EST)
May 27th  
CINÉSPECTACLE: WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR (Royal Ballet)
May 29th  
PARC AT MIDNIGHT: MULTIPLE MANIACS
May 31st  
 
 

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