Following the great success of the previous season, The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) and the McCord Museum are returning this fall with a series of screenings under the banner of fashion, photography and the expression of identities through art. With its expertise, FIFA has selected two documentaries as well as several short films made as part of the Wapikoni mobile. This selection explores little-known facets of iconic artists, and also allows spectators to discover the extent to which art and identity are linked. Screenings will be followed by a discussion with special guests, and will take place in the McCord Museum’s J. A. Bombardier Theatre on the last Thursday of every month in the fall of 2019.

FREE activity. Seating is limited. No reservations except for Museum Members (museum located at 690 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC H3A 1E9)


26 September 2019, 6 pm.

Les guerres de Coco Chanel

Director Jean Lauritano 
France | 2018 | 55 min. |
French/English/German version. French subtitles.

Celebrated fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971) fought many battles throughout her life, rising above her station as a labourer, resisting societal conventions and moral norms, and challenging her contemporaries. She even consorted with Nazis during the Second World War. Above all, she was driven to live on her own terms and make a name for herself. This documentary looks at the businesswoman behind the famous designer, offering a portrait of a woman who constantly reinvented herself, carving her own path and creating her own legend. Coco Chanel saw herself as a fighter in a time of war—and of women’s emancipation.With the participation of Fran oise Dulac, specialist in 20th-century fashion.

Thursday 31 October 2019, 6 pm.
Le Photoshope, des instants avec Frank Horvat

Director Sandra Wis
France | 2018 | 72 min. | French version. English subtitles. 

“A good photo is a miracle!” With this phrase from the great photographer Frank Horvat (born in 1928) begins a documentary about photography from the unique perspective of an artist who devoted his life to the craft. Through a meeting between the artist and director Sandra Wis, we delve into the philosophy and creative soul of a man with an unwavering passion for his work. This intimate and tender portrait explores the different chapters of his life, putting us behind the lens of an inspired-and inspiring-artist.The film will be preceded by a video by director and artist Sandra Wis.

Thursday 28 November 2019, 6 pm .
Wapikoni mobile 

Wapikoni mobile: short films by Indigenous filmmakers | 60-minute program.
A selection of short films made by several Indigenous filmmakers and produced by Wapikoni.
These films tackle photography, clothing and identity.
The detailed programming of all the short films is available HERE.


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