Welcome to film fest central
in Montreal this fall
The best of the cinema art at Quartier des Spectacles
This fall, the Quartier des Spectacles will host several great film festivals. In venues around the Quartier, the events – each very different from one another – will screen an incredible selection of the world’s most creative cinematic works. Come out and enjoy some fantastic movies on the big screen!
November 2 to 12
CINEMANIA presents some 50 French-language films, each one a North American, Canadian or Quebec premiere – all with English subtitles. It’s a great opportunity to explore the roots, range and creative palette of the world’s francophone movies. This year’s opening film is a treat: Le sens de la fête, the latest from the great duo of Nakache & Toledano (Intouchables). And we’ll finally get a chance to see Au revoir là-haut, directed by and starring Albert Dupontel, with a fantastic cast and tons of positive reviews.
Cinémathèque québécoise et UQAM
November 9 to 19
The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is one of North America’s largest events of its kind, presenting a wide variety of works and points of view. More than 50,000 spectators will have the chance to appreciate this year’s 100-plus films.
Highlights include DPJ by Guillaume Sylvestre, which goes behind the scenes with the social workers at Quebec’s child-protection agency. Another intriguing film is The Reagan Show, about the emergence of a new form of political spectacle, while State of Exception is a compelling story of resistance. Last but not least, don’t miss the 20th anniversary retrospective program – free screenings of some of the festival’s most memorable films. Seeing is understanding.
LES SOMMETS DU CINÉMA D’ANIMATION
November 22 to 26
An animation festival that covers the breadth and depth of this century-old art, from the most traditional approaches to new-media works; from conventional stories to experimental narratives. This 16th annual edition has a strong line-up and some captivating special events. Don’t miss the chance to meet Don Hahn, an American animator and producer from Disney Studios, whose name can be found in the credits of classics like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. It all opens with The Big Bad Fox and other tales by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (Ernest et Célestine).
Cinéma Impérial et Cinémathèque québécoise
November 23 to December 3
First festival of its kind in Canada, Image+Nation festival will screen the best queer films from here and elsewhere to a curious and attentive audience. This is a rich, human cinema always driven by novelty and originality.
And to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the festival’s programming allows us to revisit 30 years of LGBT expression through documentaries and fiction films. An additional invitation to celebrate Montreal’s diversity and discover an innovative cinema that shines the spotlight on the variety of our contemporary societies.
A constellation of movies from here and around the world In venues around the Quartier des Spectacles
Images courtesy of Quatier des Spectacles