What to see on Cinéma Moderne’s platform in November

Cinéma Moderne is pleased to offer diverse online programming, mixing new releases and curiosities. This month’s selection is added to a rich lineup already available on its platform, to be discovered in the comfort of your home.

This month, Cinéma Moderne offers films with unique personal stories. Denis Côté‘s experimental film Wilcox tackles the theme of wandering with a hero who sets sail, now existing on the fringes of the world; Amores Modernos by Mathias Meyer examines the family secrets of a man who returns to his homeland for his mother’s funeral; Champions, an intimate documentary by Helgi Piccinin, follows the quest of his brother Stéphane, and of his friend Audrey, both Canadian athletes living with an intellectual difference; and Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako depicts the life of a couple turned upside down by an IMF trial in the city.

While the nights are longer in November, the cinema will offer cinephiles two thrilling films, to be watched preferably in the dark. Berberian Sound Studio by Peter Strickland takes us into the daily life of a deranged noise maker in charge of the post-synchronization of a horror film, while Gerald Kargl‘s Angst portrays a psychopathic criminal who, upon his release from prison, gives free rein to his most macabre impulses in the Viennese countryside.

Also on the program: Feels Good Man by Arthur Jones, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance and seen at Fantasia, which analyzes the internet phenomenon surrounding Pepe the Frog. This simple animated frog has been exploited, salvaged and claimed on several occasions, becoming a symbol of a sudden societal shift to the right.

As for the special presentations, this month cELLEuloid presents Hannah Leder and Alexandra Kotcheff‘s The Planters, a dark comedy that explores the unlikely friendship between a grieving woman and a wanderer with multiple personalities. The short film program Pays rêvés, pays réel, curated by Miryam Charles as part of an event by the artist collective Boiling Point, will feature works by artists from the BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities.

For its part, the Les Petits Modernesseries will present the animated film Samsam by Tanguy De Kermel, in which the hero is in search of his superpower as well as a special Halloween program for the young cinephiles, Les Mal-Aimés, which presents four short films telling the eventful lives of animals whose daily lives are strewn with pitfalls.


Amores Modernos by Matias Meyer

Mexico, Switzerland / 2019 / Original Spanish version with English subtitles / 83 minutes

Nominee for Best Picture – Los Cabos International Film Festival 2019

*ONLINE – Now available

Angst by Gerald Kargl

Austria / 1983 / Original German version with French or English subtitles / 79 minutes

*ONLINE – Now available

Pays rêvés, pays réel

Short film program curated by Miryam Charles

Plage de sable by Marie-Ève Juste / 2014 / Original French version with English subtitles / 21 minutes

Pariah, my brother, I follow you, show me the route to the springs by Esery Mondésir / 2019 / Original English version / 20 minutes

Cherche Femme Forte by Marilyn Cooke / 2019 / Original French version with English subtitles / 15 minutes
Presented by the Boiling Pointcollectivein collaboration with h264

*ONLINE – Now available

Lucky Chan-siby Kim Cho-hee

South Korea / 2020 / Original Korean version with English subtitles / 96 minutes

Official selection – Busan international film festival 2020

Presented in collaboration with the Korean Film Festival Canada (KFFCanada)

*ONLINE – Now available

Champions by Helgi Piccinin

Québec (Canada) / 2020 / Original French and English version with French or English subtitles / 94 minutes

*ONLINE – Now available

Les Mal-Aimés by Hélène Ducrocq

France / 2020 / Original French version / 35 minutes

A program of four short films: LupinComment j’ai vécu ma peur des humains?Maraude et Murphy and Terre de verre.

*ONLINE – From October 31

Feels Good Man by Arthur Jones

United States / 2020 / Original English version / 92 minutes

*ONLINE – From November 1st

Samsam by Tanguy De Kermel

France / 2020 / Original French version or English dubbed version / 77 minutes

*ONLINE – From November 3

Wilcox by Denis Côté

Québec (Canada) / 2019 / French version – No Dialogue / 66 minutes

Special Jury Prize – RIDM 2019

World premiere – Locarno 2019

*ONLINE – From November 5

Berberian Sound Studio by Peter Strickland

United Kingdom / 2012 / Original English version with French subtitles / 92 minutes

*ONLINE – From November 13

The Planters by Hanna Leder and Alexandra Kotcheff

United States / 2020 / Original English version / 78 minutes

*ONLINE – From November 18

*A virtual discussion with the directors will take place on Saturday, November 21 at 4 p.m., moderated by Dara Moats as part of the cELLEuloid series.

Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako

Mali, France, United States / 2006 / Original Bambara, French and English version with English subtitles / 115 minutes

ONLINE – From November 26

To see the full list: cinemamoderne.com/en/virtual-cinema

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