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Cinéspectacle: Within the Golden Hour (Royal Balle
WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR / MEDUSA / FLIGHT PATTERN

Music : EZIO BOSSO, TBC, HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECK
Choreography : CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI, CRYSTAL PITE

TWO RECENT WORKS AND ONE WORLD PREMIERE SHOWCASE THE CONTEMPORARY FACE OF THE ROYAL BALLET

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
 
Iran: Columbus (VOSTA)
A rich family are deciding to migrate to USA but the son of the family is plotting to take the money for himself instead and ruins their plans for migration.
Hatef Alimardani
 
Matins au Parc: The Great Dictator
Charlie Chaplin’s best performance on a big screen!

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Benshi advices, website exclusively dedicated to children movies:

For which audience
7 years old and up

Good reasons to see the film:
Because to this day there is no better film to denounce human stupidity with devastating humour.
Because this first film about Chaplin is a great political, committed, humanistic film made in the historical context of it’s time and criticized by it’s filmmaker with exemplary, courage and lucidity.
Charles Chaplin
 
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.
Ryan White
Special event
Special screening with Panorama Cinema
Today  14:30
Minuit au Parc:Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (STA)
Human cruelty is at its peak in SALO of master Pasolini. To see on the big screen...if you can!

Nazi-Fascist Northern Italy, 1943-44. Four senior members of government, aided by henchmen and Nazi soldiers, kidnap a group of young men and women. They hold them for 120 days, subjecting them to all manner of torture, perversion and degradation.

« This film is essential to have seen but impossible to watch: a viewer may find life itself defiled beyond redemption by the simple fact that such things can be shown or even imagined. » -New Yorker

« It's a masterpiece, still the most convincing representation of human cruelty in the history of the cinema. » -The Independant
Paolo Pasolini
Special event
Post-screening discussion
25 May 2019  19:15
The Biggest Little Farm
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
John Chester
 
Cinéspectacle: Cendrillon (Opéra de Paris)
Music: Serguei Prokofiev
Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev
After: Charles Perrault
Director: Rudolf Nureyev
Set design: Petrika Ionesco
Costume design: Hanae Mori
Lighting design: Guido Levi
Conductor: Vello Pähn

Charles Perrault’s celebrated tale, set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, is transposed to a film set. In a series of references to the heroes of the American cinema, Rudolf Nureyev propels his Cinderella under the spotlights of Hollywood. With a film producer Fairy Godmother and a leading man Prince Charming, she escapes her miserable destiny and sees her dreams come true in a story not without similarities with that of young choreographer Tartar, who became an international star. With this “balletmetaphor”, the Company pays tribute to its former director Rudolf Nureyev.
 
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.
Ralph Fiennes
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
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Zagros (STA)
Preceded by the shorts films UNE VISITE (12min.) and DEYZANGEROO (4 min.).

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.
Ariane Lorrain,Shahab Mihandoust
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
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Hacktivisme MTL (STA)
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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.
Alexandre Sheldon
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
Général
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Hacktivisme MTL (STF)
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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.
Alexandre Sheldon
 
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.
Penny Lane
 
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
 

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Original multilingual version subtitled in English
Release date :
30 May 2019
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RIDM+ présente: Lettre à Théo
Filmmaker Théo Angelopoulos died on January 24, 2012, struck by a motorbike on the set of his final film. He was surrounded by his team, of which I was a member. This unfinished film was meant to explore the fates of the victims of the Greek crisis. Ironically, the ambulance used to come to his rescue broke down because of budgetary restrictions, which had made it impossible to maintain the vehicle. The crisis itself killed Théo.

In a letter addressed to him in the form of a film, I return to Greece. The list of victims of the crisis has only grown longer, this destitution echoing another that Théo had predicted: a massive number of refugees who find themselves trapped in Greece by the closure of the borders.

However, citizen resistance is being organized and fights every day to bring those in danger of obliteration out of the shadows.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
31 May 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: $16.50
Screening day : $22.50
 
German subtitled in English
Release date :
31 May 2019
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The Invisibles (STA)
Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become “invisible.”

Hanni, Cioama, Eugen and Ruth. Four ordinary German youths trying to navigate the scarcities and prohibitions of Berlin at the height of World War II. They hailed from different social classes and different neighborhoods, but they shared a single common secret: they were Jews.

While Goebbels infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, some 1,700 managed to survive in Nazism’s capital until liberation. Claus Räfle’s gripping docudrama traces the stories of four real-life survivors who learned that sometimes the best place to hide is in plain sight. While moving between cinemas, cafés and safe houses they dodged Gestapo and a dense network of spies and informants, knowing that certain death was just one mistake away. Yet their prudence was at odds with their youthful inclination towards recklessness, sometimes prompting them to join the resistance, forge passports, or pose as Aryan war widows. Masterfully weaving the different story threads together, The Invisibles is a testament to the resourcefulness, willpower, and sheer chance that permit us to survive against incredible odds.
 
English 
13+ violence, horreur
Release date :
31 May 2019
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The Shining 4K
New 4K Restoration !

Hot on the heels of its Cannes premiere, where it is due to be presented by Alfonso Cuarón, this is Stanley Kubrick’s symphony of terror like you have never seen it before.


About THE SHINING:

All work and no play makes Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson—the caretaker of an isolated resort—go way off the deep end, terrorizing his young son and wife (Shelley Duvall).

Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before—or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by master-of-suspense Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic. Newsweek called THE SHINING “the first epic horror film,” full of indelible images, and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was recently selected by AFI as one of their 50 Greatest Villains.


About the new 4K Restoration:

A Presentation of Warner Bros. The 4K remastering was done using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative. The mastering was done at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, and the color grading was done by Janet Wilson, with supervision from Stanley Kubrick’s former personal assistant Leon Vitali.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
07 June 2019
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The Souvenir
A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
 
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.
 
English 
Release date :
28 June 2019
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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
Showing in collaboration with the Festival international de jazz de Montréal.

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists, the film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz — and, by extension, that of American music — Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey, as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and today’s groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.
 
 
 

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