49th Festival du Nouveau Cinema: Many Canadian and Quebec Films in the Lineup

The Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC), whose 49th edition will be offered online and in-person, has announced that many Quebec and Canadian titles will, as every year, be a part of its programming. Always very dynamic, Quebec and Canadian productions will be represented this year by new works by festival regulars Bruce LaBruce, Simon Lavoie, Olivier Godin and Mike Hoolboom, but also by Kaveh Nabatian and the filmmakers of the first feature films section: Albéric Aurtenèche as well as Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli.

The Festival will present four Quebec films as world premieres: Simon Lavoie’s NULLE TRACE, a post-apocalyptic film starring Monique Gosselin and Nathalie Doummar. The film is produced by GPA Films and distributed in Canada by K-Films America; IL N’Y A PAS DE FAUX MÉTIER, produced and directed by Olivier Godin, a playful and delirious tale with unexpected twists starring Eve Duranceau and Florence Blain Mbaye. The film is distributed in Canada and internationally by The Film Distributor; ALbéric Aurtenèche’s LA CONTEMPLATION DU MYSTÈRE, an action/supense tale which takes place on the edge of the Laurentian forest, bringing together a high-calibre cast led by Emmanuel Schwartz, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Gilles Renaud, François Papineau, Reda Guerinik and Martin Dubreuil. The film is a Metafilms production and distributed in Canada by FunFilm Distribution; SIN LA HABANA by Kaveh Nabatian, a love triangle that takes us from Cuba to the rigors of Quebec winter. The film is produced by Voyelles Films and is distributed in Canada by Maison 4:3.

Then, after being selected at many international festivals earlier this year, including the Rotterdam Festival, Hot Docs in Toronto and the Sheffield Doc/Fest, Mike Hoolboom will present his new documentary JUDY VS CAPITALISM which provides an intimate portrait of Canadian feminist activist Judy Rebick. The film is produced by Mike Hoolboom himself and distributed in Canada by Kino Rebelde.

There is more though. Also after its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section of TIFF 2020, FNC will present Violation, a disturbing first feature film by Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli where revenge, betrayal and consent collide during the reunion of two sisters. A terribly current work produced by One Plus One.

Finally, after his world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Bruce LaBruce, the terrible child of Canadian queer cinema, will present his new opus SAINT-NARCISSE to the FNC audience. The film takes us back to the 1970s when young Dominic, in search of his mother, discovers a twin brother.  Produced by Nicolas Comeau for 1976 Films and Six Island Productions, the film is distributed in Canada by AZ Films.

The festival’s entire line-up will be unveiled on September 29.

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