NIELS SCHNEIDER IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE SCREENING OF SYMPATHIE POUR LE DIABLE
ZABOU BREITMAN IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE SCREENING OF ANIMATED FILM LES HIRONDELLES DE KABOUL
AND THE HEART OF THE FESTIVAL:
LA BELLE ÉPOQUE WITH DANIEL AUTEUIL AND FANNY ARDANT
MONDAY NOVEMBER 11:
PREMIERE OF SYMPATHIE POUR LE DIABLE
IN THE PRESENCE OF
GUILLAUME DE FONTENAY AND NIELS SCHNEIDER
The 25th edition of the CINÉMANIA festival kicks off its second week in style on Monday with the North American premiere of Guillaume de Fontenay’s highly anticipated feature, SYMPATHIE POUR LE DIABLE. Niels Schneider plays the war correspondent Paul Marchand working during the siege of the city of Sarajevo in 1992. The film has received several international awards, including the International Film Festival of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the Waterloo Historical Film Festival. Director Guillaume de Fontenay and actor Niels Schneider will be present at the screening at the Cinéma Impérial with screenwriters Guillaume Vigneault and Jean Barbe as well as producer Nicole Robert.
TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER :
LES HIRONDELLES DE KABOUL PRESENTED BY ZABOU BREITMAN
AND LE MEILLEUR RESTE À VENIR WITH FABRICE LUCHINI
The festival has the honor of welcoming the actress and director Zabou Breitman who will present at 6 pm at the Cinéma Impérial at the screening of her film LES HIRONDELLES DE KABOUL, co-directed with Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec. For their first animated feature film, the two women successfully adapt Yasmina Khadra’s bestseller on the Taliban occupation in Kabul in the 1990s.
At 8:00 pm, in a special presentation at the théâtre Outremont, will be the screening of LE MEILLEUR RESTE À VENIR from directors Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte. Fabrice Luchini and Patrick Bruel play two long-time friends who decide to make up for lost time after a long period of misunderstanding. After the popular The First Name, Le préno, the directors return with a touching dramatic comedy about friendship and the meaning of life.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13:
LA BELLE ÉPOQUE, sure to be a favorite,
AND J’IRAI OÙ TU IRAS
Sure to be a favorite of the festival this year, LA BELLE ÉPOQUE is the second feature film by French director Nicolas Bedos. The film, starring Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil and Fanny Ardant, will offer an exquisite journey back in time to festival-goers screening at 5:30 pm at the Cinéma Impérial.
Then, to end the evening with music that will have Celine Dion’s songs in mind, Géraldine Nakache’s third feature film, J’IRAI OÙ TU IRAS, will be presented at 9:00 pm as a North American premiere at the Cinéma du Musée. A story of reunion, love between two sisters and a family who loves each other but who does not know how to express it anymore, with Patrick Timsit, Leïla Bekhti and Géraldine Nakache herself.
THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER:
MORE OF NIELS SCHNEIDER,
L’ADIEU À LA NUIT WITH CATHERINE DENEUVE
AND A INCANDESCENT DEBUT FILM: TU MÉRITES UN AMOUR
At 3:45 pm at the Imperial Cinema, actor Niels Schneider will present director Jessica Palud’s first feature film, REVENIR. During a heat wave in the middle of summer, the young Thomas returns to his French hometown after years of absence and meets the beautiful Mona, played by Adele Exarchopoulos.
Then, at 5.30 pm still at the Cinéma Impérial, festival-goers will be able to witness the reunion of the French cinema icon, Catherine Deneuve, with André Téchiné in L’ADIEU À LA NUIT.
At 8:00 pm, you will discover TU MERITES LOVE, first feature film by actress and director Hafsia Herzi, who acted in La graine et le mulet, also in attendance is her lead actor Djanis Bouzyani. We follow the character of Lila, torn between mourning her relationship and hope to win back the one she loves.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15:
CONTROVERSIAL FILM PAPICHA BY MOUNIA MEDDOUR,
AND ALICE ET LE MAIRE WITH FABRICE LUCHINI
At 3:15 at the Imperial Cinema festival-goers will have an appointment with Fabrice Luchini who embodies the mayor of Lyon in ALICE ET LE MAIRE. While he is going through an existential crisis, he hires a young philosopher to help him. A comedy full of humor and sharp dialogue.
At 5:30 pm, Algerian director Mounia Meddour will present PAPICHA, representative of Algeria in the race for the Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. A Canadian premiere, this drama is currently banned from being screened in his country Algeria. Inspired by real events, he follows Nedjma, a young woman who loses her freedom during the civil war of the 1990s and decides to emancipate herself to realize her dream of working in the fashion industry.
Tickets for all screenings, as well as passports are on sale online at festivalcinemania.com and on lavitrine.com. The main box office is located at the Imperial Cinema and will be the only place to collect passports and 6 films packages from 8 to 17 November. Passports purchased by CINÉMANIA attendees grant access to all the sessions in the various venues of the Festival (except special events).
The partner theaters, the Outremont Theater, the Cinéma du Musée, the Cinéma du Parc and the Cinémathèque québécoise, will offer on-site and on-line ticketing services on their respective sites for the screenings they will host only.
A Montreal-based French-language film festival founded in 1995, CINÉMANIA is the only French-language film event of this size in Canada. Every year for 11 days, more than 50 films from the biggest international festivals (Cannes Film Festival, TIFF, Berlinale, etc.) are presented and projected in the original French with English subtitles. The event attracts every year more than 29 000 spectators