27th CINEMANIA FILM FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 2 TO 21, 2021
UNE RÉVISION BY CATHERINE THERRIEN
PRESENTED AT THE OPENING NIGHT
FRANCE, THE RESTLESS AND JANE BY CHARLOTTE
AMONG THE FIRST TITLES TO BE UNVEILED
The CINEMANIA Film Festival is very pleased to announce that Catherine Therrien’s film UNE RÉVISION will kick off our 27th edition on November 2. The film had its world premiere last week at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, where it met with great success with the public. UNE RÉVISION is the first Quebec film to open CINEMANIA in its 27-year history.
Catherine Therrien’s UNE RÉVISION presented as the opening film
UNE RÉVISION will open the festival in style on November 2 at the Imperial Cinema, before playing across the province on November 4. This social drama directed by Catherine Therrien and produced by Denise Robert for Cinémaginaire, stars Patrice Robitaille (Father and Guns 2, Le Mirage), Nour Belkhiria (Antigone), Rose-Marie Perreault (Flashwood, Suspect Number One), Anne-Élisabeth Bossé (Compulsive Liar, A Brother’s Love), as well as Rabah Aït Ouyahia, Édith Cochrane, Pierre Curzi, Gabriel Sabourin and Michel Laperrière, among others.
Étienne, a Cégep philosophy professor, teaches with passion to his lively students. One day, Nacira, one of his students, puts into practice what he has taught them: questioning. Here Étienne and Nacira embark on a journey that shakes their deepest convictions.
Distributed by Les Films Séville, a subsidiary of Entertainment One, a Cinémaginaire production, UNE RÉVISION will be released across Quebec on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
CINEMANIA is also very pleased to unveil the first titles that will be part of its 2021 program, all of which are from the Official Selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Festivalgoers will discover FRANCE by Bruno Dumont: a dive into the heart of the French media system, starring Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Colour) and Blanche Gardin (Delete History). CINEMANIA will also present THE RESTLESS by Belgian director Joachim Lafosse. Critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival, this family drama stars Leila Bekhti (Sink or Swim) and Damien Bonnard (Les Misérables). Finally, the audience will be able to see the documentary JANE BY CHARLOTTE, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s (Ismaël Ghost’s) first feature film dedicated to her mother, the Franco-British actress and singer Jane Birkin.
Distributed in Quebec by K-Films Amériques, FRANCE will be released across the province on November 5, 2021. THE RESTLESS, distributed in Canada by Axia Films, and JANE BY CHARLOTTE, distributed by Maison 4 :3, will open in the coming months.
The 27th edition of CINEMANIA will take place from November 2 to 14 in Montreal theatres and from November 2 to 21 online across Canada.