What to see at Cinéma Moderne in August

Cinéma Moderne presents its August program, made up of new theatrical and online releases, and to announce the return of its exclusive series: Les Petits ModernesM: les MauditscELLEuloid, and Isuma. This month, Cinéma Moderne will also offer a special Jim Jarmusch program with screenings of the films Down by Law (1986) and Dead Man (1995), in restored versions.

Among the new releases screening this month, there are films that have made an impact at the most prestigious national and international festivals: Pompéi by Anna Falguères and John Shank (Berlinale 2020), Talking About Trees by Suhaib Gasmelbari (Berlinale 2019), Chambre 212 by Christophe Honoré, Nuestras Madres by César Diaz (Cannes Film Festival 2019), Aren’t You Happy? by Susanne Heinrich (Rotterdam 2019), and Le Daim by Quentin Dupieux (FNC 2019).

Indigenous cinema will also be showcased with the screening of The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, a story of mutual aid between two women taking place over the course of a day; a young professional takes under her wing a pregnant woman who has fled the clutches of her abusive partner. Also screening: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up from Tasha Hubbard, who weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism in the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands. There is also the return of the Isuma series, where two films co-directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau will be screened in the theatre (Sol) and online (Restless River).

As part of the Les Petits Modernes series, young moviegoers will be able to discover Marona’s Fantastic Tale by Anca Damian. The M: les Maudits series will present Come and See by Elem Klimov, in collaboration with the Fantasia Film Festival, while the cELLEuloid series screens Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu, the first African-American woman to ever win Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize. Presented in a restored 4K version, The States of Things by Wim Wenders completes the theatrical programming.

Several films will also be added to the Cinéma Moderne online platform, which is accessible everywhere in Quebec. The documentaries In Search of Ingmar Bergman by Margarethe von Trotta and Jongué, A Nomad’s Journey by Carlos Ferrand will be available from July 31. Later in August, A Girl Missing by Koji Fukada, in which a home nurse finds herself suspected of the disappearance of the younger sister of the family and Sunless Shadows by Mehrdad Oskouei, an intimate and remarkable documentary sharing the daily life of a group of teenage girls. detained following the murder of a male family figure who threatened them, will be released online.

Searching for Ingmar Bergman by Margarethe von Trotta

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

The Golden Eye, The Documentary Prize – Cannes Film Festival 2018

*ONLINE – From July 31

Jongué, A Nomad’s Journey by Carlos Ferrand

Quebec (Canada) / 2019 / Original French or English version / 81 minutes

Official competition – RIDM 2019

*ONLINE – From July 31

Pompéi by Anna Falguères and John Shank

Belgium, France, Canada / 2020 / Original French version with English subtitles / 95 minutes

Silver Bear Nomination – Berlinale 2020

*IN THEATRE – From August 1st

A Girl Missing by Koji Fukada

Japan, France / 2019 / Original Japanese version with English subtitles / 112 minutes

Golden Leopard Nomination – Locarno Film Festival 2019

*ONLINE – From August 7

Le Daim by Quentin Dupieux

France / 2019 / Original French version with English subtitles / 77 minutes

Temps 0 – FNC 2019

*IN THEATRE – From August 8

Aren’t You Happy? by Susanne Heinrich

Germany / 2019 / Original German version with English subtitles / 80 minutes

Official selection – Rotterdam 2019

*IN THEATRE – From August 13

Sunless Shadows by Mehrdad Oskouei

Iran, Norway / 2019 / Original Persian version with English subtitles / 74 minutes

Award for Best Directing – IDFA 2019

*ONLINE – From August 13

Talking About Trees by Suhaib Gasmelbari

France, Sudan, Germany, Chad / 2019 / Original Arabic version with French subtitles / 93 minutes

Best Documentary Award & Panorama Audience Award – Berlinale 2019

*IN THEATRE – From August 14

Chambre 212 by Christophe Honoré

France, Luxembourg, Belgium / 2019 / Original French with English subtitles / 90 minutes

Best actress Un Certain Regard – Cannes Film Festival 2019

*IN THEATRE – From August 22

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up by Tasha Hubbard

Canada / 2019 / Original Cree and English version with French subtitles / 98 minutes

Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award – HOT DOCS 2019

Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary – DOXA 2019

*IN THEATRE – From August 22

Lumière! L’aventure commence by Thierry Frémaux

France / 2016 / Original French version / 90 minutes

*IN THEATRE – From August 23

Nuestras Madres by César Diaz

Guatemala, Belgium, France / 2019 / Original Spanish version with French subtitles / 77 minutes

Caméra d’Or – Festival de Cannes 2019

*IN THEATRE – From August 27

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn

Canada, Norway / 2019 / Original English version with French subtitles / 105 minutes

Grand Prix National Competition – FNC 2019

Honourable Mention, Best Canadian Feature Film – TIFF 2019

*IN THEATRE – From August 28


Down By Law by Jim Jarmusch

United States / 1986 / Original English version / 107 minutes / 2K restoration

Official selection – Cannes Film Festival 1986

*IN THEATRE – From July 31

Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch

United States / 1995 / Original English version / 121 minutes / 4K restoration

Official selection – Cannes Film Festival 1995

*IN THEATRE – From August 7

The State of Things by Wim Wenders

West Germany / 1982 / Original English version / 121 minutes / 4K restoration

Golden Lion – Venice Film Festival 1982

*IN THEATRE – From July 31



Marona’s Fantastic Tale by Anca Damian

France / 2019 / Original French version with English subtitles / 92 minutes / 6 years old +

Official Selection Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2019

Critics Special Jury Prize – Dublin International Film Festival 2020

*IN THEATRE – From August 9


Come and See by Elem Klimov

USSR / 1985 / Original Belarusian, Russian and German version with English subtitles / 143 min / 2K restoration

Co-presented by Fantasia Film Festival

*IN THEATRE – Thursday, July 30 at 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 4 at 9 p.m.


Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu

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

Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival 2019

*IN THEATRE – Thursday, August 6 at 6:15 p.m.


Restless River by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu
Quebec, Nunavut (Canada) / 2019 / Original French and English version with English and French subtitles / 99 minutes

*ONLINE – From August 21

Sol by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq

Quebec (Canada) / 2014 / Original Inuktitut version with French or English subtitles / 78 minutes

Grand Prix de la compétition nationale – RIDM 2014

*IN THEATRE – From August 21


Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

It Must Be Heaven by Elia Suleiman

Canción sin nombre by Melina León

Amores modernos by Matias Meyer

The Lighthouse by Robert Eggers

Joan of Arc by Bruno Dumont




For greater flexibility, Cinéma Moderne has diversified its prices according to different age groups. It offers a new reduced price of $12 for people aged 13 to 21, or 65 and over. General admission is $14, and $10 for children 3 to 10 years old. A parent-child duo is available for $20, and admission is free for children under 3. Any ticket reserved the day before the screening is offered at a discount of $2 per adult ticket, and $1 per child ticket and for the parent-child duo. Note that the theatre has a reduced capacity to ensure the safety of moviegoers and staff. It is therefore strongly suggested that you book tickets in advance.

For full details of the program, screening schedule and ticket purchase, visit the Cinéma Moderne website: cinemamoderne.com


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