CINEMANIA PRESENTS ITS SERIES OF FREE SUMMER PROJECTIONS

AND BEGINS THE COUNTDOWN TO THE FESTIVITIES OF ITS 25TH EDITION

FROM JULY 4 TO AUGUST 18, 2019

The CINEMANIA Film Festival is pleased to unveil the films that will be presented free of charge during its now-traditional series of summer screenings from July 4 to August 18, 2019. Popular successes, award-winning and critically acclaimed films selected from the best of the last edition of CINEMANIA, will be presented in their original French version with English subtitles during 7 screenings in 6 Montreal locations, in partnership with STUDIOCANAL and CANAL + INTERNATIONAL.

July 4th 7:30 pm | LA CHUTE DE SPARTE by Tristan Dubois (International Filmoption)
In the theatre of the new Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough Library
Adapted from Biz’s award-winning eponymous novel by Loco Locass, the film tells the story of Steeve Simard (Levi Doré), a rather solitary high school student. One day, during his physical education class, he accomplished something that caught the attention of Véronique (Lili-Ann de Francesco), the most beautiful girl in the school, which provoked the wrath of Giroux (Karl Walcott), quarterback of the Spartans. Steeve is therefore in a complicated situation: deal with this dangerous opponent without provoking the disappearance of the brilliant girl who finally spoke to him. His life will be transformed forever.
In partnership with le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée

July 14 at 9 pm | UN PEUPLE ET SON ROI by Pierre Schoeller (MK2 | MILE END)
On the terrace of the restaurant RENOIR – Hotel SOFITEL (Le carré doré)
The director and screenwriter Pierre Schoeller (Prix du Public for Versailles at CINEMANIA 2008) is back with a rich and captivating story. In A PEOPLE AND HIS KING, he manages to illustrate the scale and incredible complexity of the French Revolution (1778-1793), delivering a film that is concerned with historical details and rich with its images and extraordinary costumes. It stars Gaspard Ulliel, Adèle Haenel, Olivier Gourmet, Louis Garrel and Laurent Lafitte as King Louis XVI.
In partnership with Sofitel Hotel Le carré doré

August 1st at 8:30 pm | LE GRAND BAIN by Gilles Lellouche (MK2 | MILE END)
At the Notre-dame-de-Grâce Park
Directed by Gilles Lellouche, this comedy winner of the Mel Hoppenheim Audience Award of the last edition of CINEMANIA, is an inspiring fable about disenchanted men who, thanks to their male synchronized swimming team, surpass themselves and regain their esteem self. It features a five-star cast: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoit Poelvoorde, Leila Bekhti, Virginie Efira, Marina Fois, Philippe Katerine and Jean-Hugues Anglade.
In partnership with Cinema NDG – Borough Côte-Des-Neiges / Notre-Dame-De-Grace

August 2 at 8:30 pm | Alexis Michalik’s EDMOND (AZ Films)
Jean-Brillant Park
Presented as the closing film of the 24th edition of CINEMANIA, the historical comedy drama EDMOND by Alexis Michalik recounts the difficult creation of the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, starring Thomas Solivérès in the title role as well as Oliver Gourmet.
In partnership with Cinema NDG – Borough Côte-Des-Neiges / Notre-Dame-De-Grace

August 5 at 8:30 pm | LA CHUTE DE SPARTE by Tristan Dubois (International Filmoption)
At La Fontaine Park
In partnership with the Montreal Arts Council on tour

August 12 at 8:30 pm | NOS BATAILLES by Guillaume Senez (Axia Films)
La Fontaine Park
Belgian filmmaker Guillaume Senez paints the portrait of a man (Romain Duris) who struggles to maintain balance in his professional life while ensuring the education of his children and trying to keep a little space for a lifelong love. With tenderness and humanity, Senez shows an honest man confronted with new responsibilities, transforming ordinary life into a tense and realistic drama.
In partnership with the Montreal Arts Council on tour

August 18 at 9 pm | L’HEURE DE LA SORTIE by Sébastien Marnier (Axia Films)
At the Village Au-pied-du-courant
Pierre Hoffman (Laurent Lafitte) accepts a professorship at the prestigious Collège Saint Joseph. Immediately, he is convinced that terrible things are going on in his class. His teenagers are unusually hostile and seem barely able to suppress violent impulses. Is it because their former French teacher committed suicide by jumping out the window? Or because students form a closed group of brilliant intellectuals? His curiosity turning into obsession, Hoffman tries to discover the secret of the strange behavior of the group.
In partnership with Village Au-pied-du-courant

About CINEMANIA
CINEMANIA, a Montreal-based French-language film festival founded in 1995, is the only event devoted to French-language cinema of this scale in Canada. Every year for 11 days, more than 50 films from the biggest international festivals (Cannes Film Festival, TIFF, Berlinale, etc.) are premiered, always screened in the original version with English subtitles. The event brings together more than 29,000 spectators each year.

The 25th edition of CINEMANIA will take place from November 7 to 17, 2019.

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