Coming in May on Cinéma Moderne’s online platform

Cinéma Moderne is pleased to unveil the new films available on its online platform in May. Thanks to the collaboration of independent distributors, Cinéma Moderne renews its quality cinema offer every week to support moviegoers during this period of confinement.

This month, Cinéma Moderne offers two enlightening documentaries that follow in the footsteps of reporters Robert Fisk (This is Not a Movie by Yung Chang) and Leilani Farha (Push by Fredrik Gertten), in addition to the quirky comedy Ivory Tower by Adam Traynor, starring Chilly Gonzales, Tiga and Peaches – and celebrating 10 years since being selected in Locarno in 2010. Also on the program, the most recent work by British filmmaker Ken Loach (Sorry We Missed You) and three fiction films that marked the festival circuit: I Was at Home, But by Angela Shanelec (Silver Bear – Berlin Film Festival 2019), Zombi Child by Bertrand Bonello (Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes 2019), and A White, White Day by Hlynur Pálmason (Best Actor – FNC 2019). The presence of Canadian cinema is highlighted by the original works Cranks by Ryan McKenna, and Copenhague, A Love Story, the first fiction film by Philippe Lesage, which will be offered free of charge.


This Is Not A Movie by Yung Chang

Canada, Germany / 2019 / Original English and Arabic version with English subtitles / 106 minutes

Distribution: Blue Ice Docs

Official Selection – RIDM 2019

Official Selection – TIFF 2019

Sorry We Missed You by Ken Loach

United Kingdom, France, Belgium / 2019 / Original English version with French subtitles / 100 minutes

Distribution: TVA-Films

Official Selection – Cannes 2019


Push by Fredrik Gertten

Sweden / 2019 / Original multilingual version with English or French subtitles / 92 minutes

Distribution: Blue Ice Docs

Politiken Audience Award – CPH:DOX

I Was at Home, But by Angela Shanelec

Germany / 2019 / Original German version with English or French subtitles / 105 minutes

Distribution: Acéphale

Silver Bear Best Director – Berlin Film Festival 2019


Cranks by Ryan McKenna

Canada / 2019 / Original English version with French subtitles / 94 minutes

Distribution: La Distributrice de films

Official Selection VIFF 2019

Official Selection FNC 2019

Ivory Tower by Adam Traynor

Canada, France / 2010 / Original English version with French subtitles / 75 minutes

Distribution: Acéphale

Official Selection Locarno 2010

Copenhague, A Love Story by Philippe Lesage

Canada, France, Denmark / Original Danish and English version with French or English subtitles / 100 minutes

Distribution: Unité Centrale

CPH Copenhagen Film Festival 2016

BAFICI Buenos Aires 2017

Göteborg Film Festival 2017


A White, White Day by Hlynur Pálmason

Iceland, Denmark, Sweden / 2019 / Original Icelandic version with French subtitles / 109 minutes

Distribution: FunFilm

Contemporary World Cinema Selection – TIFF 2019

Best Actor – FNC 2019

Zombi Child by Bertrand Bonello

France / 2019 / Original French and Haitian Creole version with English subtitles / 103 minutes

Distribution: Film Movement

Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes 2019

To support your neighborhood cinema

In order to support Cinéma Moderne in these difficult times, several initiatives have been put in place. First, the rental of more than 25 films is now available via the new online platform, with profits being shared with distributors. Film buffs are also invited to make donations or to buy a cinema tote bag. Gift cards can also be purchased online and can be used when the cinema reopens for indoor screenings. For more information:

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