The 50th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinema is in full swing in theaters in Montreal until Sunday, October 17. This second week will give place to Quebec and Canadian filmmakers and artists, many of whom will premiere their films to festival-goers.

As of this evening, the public will be able to attend the premiere screening of the film LES OISEAUX IVRES by Ivan Grbovic at 5 pm at the Imperial Cinema, in the presence of the film crew. The film notably stars Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Hélène Florent and Claude Legault. Remember that the film is Canada’s representative in the race for the Oscar for best international film. Distributed in Quebec by Les Films Opale, the film will premiere in theatres on October 15.

Wednesday, October 13 at 5:45 p.m., still at the Imperial Cinema, it will be the turn of the team of the film LE BRUIT DES MOTEURS, led by director Philippe Grégoire and actor Robert Naylor (Maria Chapdelaine) to come and meet the public after the film’s premiere at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Distributed by Funfilm, the film will be released in Quebec theaters in winter 2022.

Thursday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Imperial Cinema, Albéric Aurtenèche will present his first feature film LA CONTEMPLATION DU MYSTÈRE, accompanied by actors Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Emmanuel Schwartz and Gilles Renaud. Distributed in Quebec by Funfilm, the film will be released in theaters on October 22.

The same day will also begin the new interactive experience of the studio Iregular (Daniel Iregui), OUR COMMON HABITAT on 4 facades of the Quartier des spectacles.

A true sensory experience, the project invites reflection on climate change through four chapters evoking the activities that contribute to it and the impact of our individual decisions on the environment. The public will be able to experience it all, free of charge, from Thursday to Saturday from 6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. until October 30.

The closing film of the 50th edition of the festival, the animated documentary ARCHIPELAGO by Félix Dufour-Laperrière follows the journey of a man and a woman traversing the territory of Quebec via its waters. Awarded at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the film will be presented on Saturday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the Imperial Cinema and will be preceded by the Festival’s Awards Ceremony.

The film is distributed in Quebec by La Distributrice de films and will premiere in theatres on October 29.

Finally, remember that the highly anticipated DUNE by Quebec director Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya among others, will be presented at a special screening this Sunday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Imperial Cinema before being released in cinemas on October 22, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Canada and Legendary.

The 50th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinema (FNC) takes place indoors in Montreal until October 17 and online until October 31. Tickets are on sale on the festival site. Following recent government announcements, the festival is adapting to the new measures and announces that masks will be required at all times in screening rooms.