Cinéma Moderne is pleased to add five carefully chosen feature films that will appeal to film buffs of all kinds, whether they prefer documentaries, dramas or comedy. These are in addition to the thirty films already available on the theatre’s online platform.
Two Quebec documentaries will be showcased, including the new release Wandering, A Rohingya Story by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins, which won the Audience Award at the 2020 Quebec City Film Festival. The film meets Rohingya refugees in the most populated camp in the world: Kutupalong Camp, in Bangladesh, where more than 700,000 exiles are struggling for their survival. It will also be an opportunity to see The Free Ones, in which Nicolas Lévesque documents the life of inmates during the last months preceding their release, while they work in a wood-processing factory before trying to find a job and reintegrate into society.
The platform offers other popular films of 2020, such as the drama Les nôtres by Jeanne Leblanc, taking place in a peaceful small town where a teenage girl (Émilie Bierre) becomes pregnant. The layers of social varnish that are carefully maintained end up cracking, showing the true nature of the town’s inhabitants. A feminist drama about a forbidden love, Ammonite by Francis Lee, seen at Cannes 2020, transports the viewer to 1840s England, as a famous fossil hunter (Kate Winslet) and a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) sent to convalesce near the English Channel develop a romantic relationship.
Finally, Cinéma Moderne offers the French comedy La lutte des classes, by Michel Leclerc. With humour, the film features a couple caught between their political convictions and their parental interests as they consider sending their son Corentin to a private school.
Les nôtres by Jeanne Leblanc
Quebec (Canada) / 2020 / 103 minutes / Original French version with English subtitles
Opening Film – Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2020
*ONLINE – From January 29
Ammonite by Francis Lee
United Kingdom / 2020 / 120 min / Original English version with French subtitles
Official Selection – Cannes 2020
Official Selection – TIFF 2020
*ONLINE – From February 5
The Free Ones by Nicolas Lévesque
Quebec (Canada) / 2020 / 94 minutes / Original French version with English subtitles
Official Selection – RIDM 2020
*ONLINE – From February 12
La lutte des classes by Michel Leclerc
France / 2019 / 104 minutes / Original French version with English subtitles
Discussion with director Michel Leclerc and screenwriter Baya Kasmi on Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m.
Presented in collaboration with Mouvement L’école ensemble
*ONLINE – From February 18
Wandering, A Rohingya Story by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins
Quebec (Canada) / 2020 / 93 minutes / Original Rohingya version with French or English subtitles
Audience Award – QCFF 2020
La Vague Award for Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary – FICFA 2020
*ONLINE – From February 26
To see the full list: cinemamoderne.com/en/virtual-cinema
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