50th FESTIVAL du Nouveau Cinema

The FNC welcomes Jane Campion to Montreal and presents THE POWER OF THE DOG

The Festival du nouveau cinema (FNC) and Max Films are very pleased to announce that New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion will be in Montreal for the presentation of her latest film THE POWER OF THE DOG, during the 50th edition of the festival which takes place in Montreal from October 6 to 17. In addition, the director and first woman recipient of the Palme d’Or at Cannes for The Piano Lesson in 1993, will give an exclusive master class on October 7 at the Imperial Cinema. It should also be noted that on the occasion of her visit, the FNC will award a Louve d’honneur to Jane Campion to recognize her outstanding career as a whole.

After its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, THE POWER OF THE DOG by Jane Campion will be premiered in Montreal on October 7, thanks to the collaboration of Netflix. This modern western adapted from Thomas Savage’s short story of the same name stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.


Originally from Montana, brothers Phil and George Burbank are diametrically opposed. As well as Phil is refined, brilliant and cruel – so much is George phlegmatic, meticulous and benevolent. The two of them run the biggest ranch in the Montana Valley. A region, far from the galloping modernity of the 20th century, where men still assume their virility and where we revere the figure of Bronco Henry, the greatest cowboy that Phil has ever met. When George secretly marries Rose, a young widow, Phil, drunk with anger, decides to destroy her. He then seeks to reach Rose by using his son Peter, a sensitive and effeminate boy, as a pawn in his sadistic and merciless strategy …

A See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek and Max Films production in association with Brightstar, The New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films and BBC Film, THE POWER OF THE DOG is produced by Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Roger Frappier. The film will hit theaters in Canada on November 19 before being available worldwide on Netflix on December 1, 2021.