Category: Montreal Film Festival

Pedro Almodovar, tout ses femmes @ FIFA

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One of the more interesting characters on the film scene today is Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. A figure who just begs for a documentary and Sergio Mondelo has attempted to capture the essence of the man (and his inclination to portray primarily female characters in his films) in a mere…

Phyllis Lambert @ FIFA

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Most Montrealers have heard the name Phyllis Lambert in one respect or another. She is one of our more famous citizens. The sculptor/architect is much more than just an artist (not that it isn’t enough) as she is an activist as well. All about her art career and activism can…

Strike a Pose @ FIFA

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I am old enough to have lived through the era of Madonna’s Truth or Dare film, “Vogue” video and Blond Ambition tour. Actually, I went to the Montreal stop on that tour. Those three moments in pop culture were very marking.  Very important moments for the gay community around the…

Buster Keaton: Un Genie Brise par Hollywood @ FIFA

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Despite the fact that I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable film watcher I have to admit I knew precious little about silent film star, Buster Keaton, before watching this documentary by French director Jean-Baptiste Peretie. This was an eye opening education for me. That is what is great about a…

Art Comes to the Big Screen at FIFA 2017

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Films on art and media art are what FIFA is all about.  Don’t mix up this film festival with the corrupt soccer organization as they couldn’t be more different.  Each spring FIFA brings to Montreal art and film buffs the best films that deal with art.  The idea is to…