MIKOVA & YANN-ARTHUS BERTRAND’S WOMAN,
MALICK’S A HIDDEN
LIFE AND CANNES GRAND PRIX WINNER ATLANTIQUE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH
7:00PM : Peace film night with a benefit screening of WOMAN by Anastasia Mikova
and Yann-Arthus Bertrand
original portraits of women from 50 different countries. This is the ambitious
project WOMAN, directed by Anastasia Mikova and Yann-Arthus
Bertrand, screening at 7:00PM in the Imperial Cinema. In the post-#MeToo
era, this documentary emerges as an indispensable panorama that shows how women
perceive the world today. WOMAN is intimate, tender and in search of a diverse
feminine truth. Anastasia Mikova and Yann-Arthus Bertrand will be present for a
Q&A after the projection of their film.
Link to a
description of the event: https://nouveaucinema.ca/en/events/soiree-du-film-pour-la-paix-projection-benefice-de-woman
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH
► AT 5:00PM: L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS by Agnès Varda
film L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS, beloved filmmaker Agnès Varda follows
two characters throughout the 60s and 70s as they’re brought together by a
personal crisis. She illustrates the era’s bright tradition of social activism,
handling everything from abortion to sexual freedom to education rights. The
result is a film that is equal parts profound manifesto and playful musical.
The screening will feature an introduction to Varda’s work by Rosanna Maule
(associate professor of film studies at Concordia University) and Guylaine
Dionne (director and professor), followed by a Q&A.
Link to a
description of the film: https://nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/l-une-chante-lautre-pas
7:00PM: World premiere of closing film CHAAKAPESH
for the world premiere of CHAAKAPESH, a remarkable chamber opera
conceived by the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. The story, about the hero
who founded the Innu people, is lively and lighthearted, and the music is sung
in three different languages: Innu, Cree and Inuktitut. The film is a rich and
poignant work of cultural significance, first performed in Quebec’s Far North
and now screened as the Festival’s official closing film. Immerse yourself in
the experience at the Imperial Cinema.
Link to a
description of the film: https://nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/chaakapesh
9:00PM: Festival du nouveau cinéma closing party !!
screening of closing film CHAAKAPESH and the 2019 awards ceremony, join us for
a final celebration at the Agora Hydro-Québec to close out the Festival’s 48th
edition! Entertainment will include a performance from DJ Cherry Cola and DJ
Vincent Lemieux. Head to the venue at 9:00PM for an unforgettable evening.
the event: https://nouveaucinema.ca/en/events/soiree-de-cloture
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20TH
3:00PM: A surprise projection of A HIDDEN LIFE by Terrence Malick
maestro Terrence Malick is back with A HIDDEN LIFE, a sprawling
meditation on the life of an Austrian farmer who must choose between his moral
convictions and the safety of his family during World War II. Based on a true
story, the film is a reflection on life, faith and love, both gorgeously
intimate and sharply political. The Festival is thrilled to be screening this
work, announced last week as a surprise projection. The screening will take
place at 3:00PM in the Imperial Cinema.
Link to a
description of the film: https://nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/a-hidden-life
1:30PM: Cannes GRAND PRIX winner ATLANTIQUE
directorial debut from Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop, is a
triumph of genre coalescence. In this supernatural, politically fervent
romance, a young Senegalese woman is engaged to a man she doesn’t love. Her
true beloved is a construction worker who, after months of unpaid work,
disappears at sea with his coworkers. But when locals are suddenly plagued by a
mysterious ailment, some wonder whether the men have returned, after all…
Join us for a screening in the Cinéplex Odéon (Salle 10) at 1:30PM.
Link to a
description of the film: https://nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/atlantique
5:00PM: J’AI PERDU MON CORPS in collaboration with Les Sommets du cinéma
festival favourite from Jérémy Clapin, J’AI PERDU MON CORPS is a
thrilling work of animated film. In Paris, two young people fall in love, not
far from a dissection lab where a severed hand tries to reunite with its body.
The ensuing journey is one in which destiny prevails, leading the viewer
through the city to witness a series of memories and encounters. A profound,
poetic offering, J’AI PERDU MON CORPS will be projected at 5:00PM in the
Cinéma du Musée.
Link to a
description of the film: https://nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/jai-perdu-mon-corps
OF THE WEEKEND
addition to those mentioned above, the cast of FERAL will hold à Q&A
after the screening of their film. On Sunday, October 20th, the
Festival is pleased to welcome a number of guests. At 5:00PM in Cinéma du Parc
(3), there will be a Q&A with director Kazik Radwanski following his film ANNE
AT 13,000 FT. Then, in the same venue at 6:30PM, the cast and crew of L.A.
TEA TIME will hold a Q&A after the screening of their film. At 7:15PM,
a projection of LA CUISINE ROUGE will be followed by a Q&A with
co-director Paule Baillargeon in the Cinémathèque québécoise. Finally, at
8:45PM in Cinéma du Parc (3), the cast and crew of BLOOD QUANTUM will
hold a Q&A after a screening of their film.
Ticket sales are now open on the Festival website www.nouveaucinema.ca