There is plenty to be excited about with the 39th edition of the Nouveau Cinema Film Festival and fans of new cinema should be doing handsprings about it all. Cinephiles who lean towards avant-garde film are over the moon with all the opportunity. The festival features filmmakers from Quebec and around the world. Trends from all over the world are there for us to discover.
It is with great pride that I tell you that Canadian films will be opening and closing the festival. The opening film is "10 ½" by director Podz. The closing film is by Denis Côté is entitled "Curling". Canada and our films are front and centre. Bravo!
FNC is also has become Canada's first multiplatform film festival. It will integrate up cable television, the web and film to offer film buffs a variety of ways to get their movie fix. Videotron customers will be offered the chance to watch world films from the comfort of their own homes for a low price. Forward thinking!
The FNC lab component will present media arts, interactive performances and installations. These opportunities will get avant-garde film fans out of the dark cinemas and into a variety of venues. It will allow festival goers to stretch you wings and imaginations. Innovative!
Several tributes will be happening. One being to recently deceased Quebec film director Pierre Falardeau. FNC will screen the restored digital version in high definition of his film "Le Party". Tributes to filmmakers Pierre Étais and Wang Bang, who will be in attendance at the festival, director/producer Werner Schroeter, Parisian theatre owner Roger Diamantis, Swiss filmmaker Daniel Schmid, Kathleen Hodgson Fleming, and former executive director of Telefilm Canada and NFB André Lamy will also take place.
More films than you can shake a stick at (295 to be exact from 51 countries) over the course of the twelve days of the festival. Movies, parties, discussions, a chance to meet filmmakers and actors, music, and several other surprises are in store for all who attend. This is a superior effort to present the best films made worldwide over the past year. Come and see one of the most varied and interesting festivals in the world.
-Venues: Excentris: 3536 St. Laurent
Cinema Parallele: 3536 St. Laurent
Imperial: 1430 Bleury
Cinematheque Quebecoise: 335 Maisonneuve East
NFB: 1564 St. Denis
Quartier Latin: 350 Emery
-Ticket Purchase: (514) 647-5076 or various theatre box offices or FNC Headquarters – Hydro Quebec Agora at UQAM (175 President Kennedy)
-Ticket Prices: FNC Pass – Adult: $125
Students & Seniors: $100
Book of 6 Tickets: $50
Single Ticket – Adults: $10
Students & Seniors: $8