Wednesday October 16 program at the FNC


50/50 BY 2020 COCKTAIL


AT 5:00PM: 50/50 By 2020 Cocktail

The Festival is proud to be signing the Collective 50/50 charter, a commitment to achieving parity by the year 2020 in the audiovisual industry. Join FNC Director of Programming Zoé Protat, President of Réalisatrices Équitables Anik Salas, and Executive Director at FCTMN Brigitte Monneau in the Chaufferie for this exciting cocktail party!

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► AT 5:00PM: Matthew Rankin’s Master Class

Director Matthew Rankin will hold a master class at the Cinémathèque québécoise at 5:00PM. Since attending L’inis in 2004, Rankin has developed a unique style beloved by festival audiences around the world, most recently seen in National Competition pick THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Don’t miss a chance to hear from this singular Canadian filmmaker in his own words.

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AT 7:00PM: World premiere of LES FLEURS OUBLIÉES by André Forcier

Join us for the world premiere of LES FLEURS OUBLIÉES in the Imperial Cinema at 7:00PM. André Forcier’s newest work is a delightful dive into his signature fantasy-realism. It follows Albert, a beekeeper and mead brewer who spends his days working from a Montreal rooftop. But Albert’s life is shaken up when he is joined by Brother Marie-Victorin… who descends from Heaven to help him. Forcier, the cast and crew of the film will be present.

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AT 9:00PM: Tribute to André Forcier

Following the world premiere of his film LES FLEURS OUBLIÉES, the Festival is thrilled to be honouring director André Forcier for his storied filmmaking career. Head to the Agora at 9:00PM for an evening that reflects the atmosphere of his newest work, with everything from mead tasting to a musical performance from Robert Fusil et les chiens fous. A celebration not to be missed!

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In addition to those listed above, the Festival will welcome a number of guests on Wednesday, October 16th. At 5:15PM in the Cinémathèque québécoise (Salle Fernand-Seguin), join director Federico Hidalgo for a Q&A following a screening of his film, THE GREAT TRAVELLER. Then, at 6:45PM, after a projection of 1973 dystopian thriller SOYLENT GREEN, there will be a discussion with urban nutritionist Bernard Lavallée and vegan health expert Caroline Huard on the future of food, veganism and the consequences of drawing on natural resources. At 7:00PM, director Annabelle Attanasio will hold a Q&A in the Cinéplex Odéon Quartier Latin (Salle 10) after a projection of her film, MICKEY AND THE BEAR. Finally, at 8:45PM, the cast and crew of CRANKS will hold a Q&A following a screening of their film at Cinéma du Parc (Salle 3).

About the 48th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

The 48th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma will take place from the 9th to the 20th of October in the following locations: the Cinéma Moderne, the Cinéma du Musée, the Cinéma du Parc, the Imperial Cinema (official point of sale for the Festival), the Cinémathèque québécoise, the Cineplex Odéon du Quartier Latin, La Grand-Place du complexe Desjardins, l’Inis, the Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts, as well as the Headquarters, located at the Agora Hydro-Québec in the Coeur des sciences of UQÀM and in the Chaufferie. Ticket sales are now open on the Festival website

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