The documentary Under the Same Sun by François Jacob, explores the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan from the point of view of the people of Caucasus. On the occasion of its theatrical release on August 27, special screenings have been organized that will feature discussions between the public and the film crew.

These discussions will take place at the Cinémathèque québécoise (August 27) and Cinéma Moderne (August 28 and September 1st). A round table with the filmmaker and special guests will also happen at Cinéma du Musée, on Sunday, August 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Under the Same Sun is opening on the big screen at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma Moderne, Cinéma du Musée and Cinéma Le Clap Sainte-Foy on August 27, as part of their regular programming. It will then be available online across Canada on the Cinéma Public and Cinémas Beaubien, du Parc and du Musée platforms starting September 10.



Despite the 1994 ceasefire, Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to fight fiercely over the mountainous Nagorny Karabakh region. More than 25 years after the war, nationalistic passions seem as strong as ever. The litany of resentment and accusations continues to be met with denial in an ongoing dialogue of the deaf. With the restraint that comes with our foreigner’s gaze, Under the Same Sun offers an attentive ear, in search of understanding in these young countries with old wounds. This film highlights the visceral tensions that led to the terrible war of 2020 and its tragic consequences for the region.




Special Screening Schedule

Friday, August 27, 7 p.m. | Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve Blvd E., Montreal)

Discussion with director François Jacob

Saturday, August 28, 2:45 p.m. | Cinéma Moderne (5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal)

Discussion with director François Jacob

Sunday, August 29, 1:30 p.m. | Cinéma du Musée (1379-A Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal)

Round table with filmmaker François Jacob, Raphaël Yeretsian, mediator and M.Sc. candidate at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution (Conflict Analysis and Resolution), Garine Papazian-Zohrabian, scientific director of the Interdisciplinary research group on refugee and asylum seeking families, and Guillaume Sauvé, visiting scholar at the Université de Montreal, founder of the Réseau québécois d’études post-soviétiques (Quebec Network of Post-Soviet Studies) and specialist in contemporary politics in the post-Soviet space.

Wednesday, September 1st, 7:45 p.m. | Cinéma Moderne (5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal)

Discussion with director François Jacob


On the occasion of the release of the documentary Under the Same Sun, distributor Les Films du 3 Mars invites moviegoers to discover François Jacob’s previous work, A Moon of Nickel and Ice, and offers the rental of the film free of charge until August 26 via the platform.

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