Cinéma Moderne announces its reopening!

Cinéma Moderne is pleased to announce the return of the screenings in its theatre. The cinema will reopen today, Friday, July 3rd, in a room with reduced capacity to ensure the safety of cinephiles and staff. The kick-off will be given with the screening of the Cannes award-winning offbeat comedy It Must Be Heaven? by Elia Suleiman.

Some feature films by award-winning female directors will be released this month, including First Cow, a western directed by Kelly Reichardt presented in official competition at the Berlinale; The Hottest August, by Canadian filmmaker Brett Story, who paints an empathetic portrait of American society in a shaky time; Canción sin nombre by Peruvian director Melina León, a feminist, political and journalistic drama of great formal beauty, which takes place in Peru in the tense political climate of the 1980s, as Georgina becomes the victim of an inhuman plot after the birth of her first child; and Clemency, by Chinonye Chukwu, a drama exploring the torments of a prison director confronted with her values when one of her prisoners is sentenced to death, which made the director the first black woman to win the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Film buffs will also be able to discover the most recent work by Carlos FerrandJongué, a Nomad’s Journey, relating to the life and legacy of Montreal photographer and writer Serge Emmanuel Jongué. Cinéma Moderne will take a journey into the past with the screening of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, by Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Cinéma Moderne’s online platform will continue to offer films for people from all over Quebec. Two new features will be added to the films already available: Whose Streets?, a documentary by Sabaah Folayan dealing with the murder of the African American Michael Brown by a police officer in 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as Searching for Ingmar Bergman by Margarethe von Trotta, a documentary through which the director explores the creative and personal life of one of the most striking and enigmatic figures in cinema.



It Must Be Heaven by Elia Suleiman

France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine / 2019 / Original French, English, Spanish and Hebrew version with English subtitles / 102 minutes

Special Mention – Cannes 2019


Les nuits de la pleine lune by Eric Rohmer

France / 1984 / Original French version with English subtitles / 138 minutes

Best Actress Pascal Ogier – Venice Film Festival 1984

Best film of the year – Top 10 Cahiers du Cinéma 1984



First Cow by Kelly Reichardt 

United States / 2020 / Original English version / 122 minutes

Golden Bear Nominee – Berlinale 2020


In My Blood It Runs by Maya Newell

Australia / 2019 / Original multilingual version with English subtitles / 84 minutes


Sovereign Soil by David Curtis

Canada / 2019 / Original multilingual version with French subtitles / 91 minutes



Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu 

United States / 2019 / Original English version with French subtitles / 113 minutes

U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize – Sundance 2019


Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Thailand / 2010 / Original Lao and Thai version with English subtitles / 113 minutes

Golden Palm – Cannes Film Festival 2010



The Hottest August BY Brett Story

Canada, United States / 2019 / Original English version / 95 minutes


Perdrix by Erwan Le Duc

France / 2019 / Original French version with English subtitles / 99 minutes

Selection – Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2019


Whose Streets? by Sabaah Folayan

United States / 2017 / Original English version / 103 minutes


Regarding Gravity by Matthieu Brouillard

Quebec (Canada) / 2017 / Original French version with English subtitles / 79 minutes



Amores modernos by Matias Meyer

Mexico, Switzerland / 2019 / Original Spanish version with English subtitles / 80 minutes



Canción sin nombre by Melina León

Peru, Spain, United States / 2019 / Original Spanish version with English subtitles / 97 minutes

Selection – Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2019


Jongué, a Nomad’s Journey by Carlos Ferrand

Quebec (Canada) / 2019 / Original French or English version / 80 minutes

*IN THEATRE (and online starting July 31)

Helmut Newton : The Bad and the Beautiful by Gero von Boehm

Germany / 2020 / Original German, English and French version with English subtitles / 90 minutes



Searching for Ingmar Bergman by Margarethe von Trotta 

Germany, France / 2018 / Original German, Swedish, English and French version with English subtitles / 99 minutes


For more information, visit Cinéma Moderne’s website:


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