OCTOBER 5-16, 2022

The Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (FNC), which will take place from October 5 to 16, and has announced that LES CINQ DIABLES by French director Léa Mysius will close its 51st edition on October 15 at the Cinéma Impérial. Several Canadian and international titles were also unveiled today. Spectators will be able to discover: WOMEN TALKING, a new highly anticipated feature film by Sarah Polley starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, with Frances McDormand, and Ben Wishaw; THE COYOTE by Katherine Jerkovic; or PHI 1.618, the first live-action feature film by filmmaker Theodore Ushev. 

LES CINQ DIABLES by Léa Mysius presented as the closing film

The filmmaker, who received the Louve d’or in 2017 for Ava, returns to the FNC with, LES CINQ DIABLES screened at the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival last May. Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and the young Sally Dramé, LES CINQ DIABLES features Vicky, a little girl who has an exceptional gift and who dedicates unconditional love to her mother. 

Other films

WOMEN TALKING de Sarah Polley 

A key filmmaker in the Canadian film landscape, Sarah Polley returns behind the camera with this adaptation of Miriam Toews‘ novel What They Say starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, starring Frances McDormand, and Ben Wishaw. WOMEN TALKING will have its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and follows a group of women who come together to confront a series of sexual assaults by men in their religious colony.

LE COYOTE by Katherine Jerkovic 

After the acclaimed Les routes en février (Best Canadian First Feature Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, Canada’s Top Ten 2018), Katherine Jerkovic explores a man’s inner workings as he prepares to start a new life. 

PHI 1.618 by Theodore Ushev

For his first live-action feature film, Theodore Ushev plunges us into the heart of a dystopian future populated by biotitans, asexual and immortal. Threatened by the toxicity of their planet, they plan their escape in a huge spaceship. But it is then that the calligrapher Krypton sees a forbidden book metamorphose into Gargara, a punk and fiery young woman, and that this fragile balance changes…  


The Oscar-nominated filmmaker reveals his inner universe here. In this feature-length documentary, Theodore Ushev recalls   the “invisible connections” of his life: personal and historical ties or ties to culture and subculture that have shaped the person and artist he is today.

BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND by Trevor Anderson

A sensitive and nostalgic story, Trevor Anderson’s first feature film explores the quest for identity of a youth without labels, to discover a new environment, but also of themselves. The FNC will also present a retrospective in two programs, short films by the Canadian filmmaker at Cinéma Moderne. 

LA DÉRIVE DES CONTINENTS by Lionel Baier with Théodore Pellerin and Isabelle Carré

Presented at the Directors’ Fortnight, this political comedy where family ties are built in a fragmented Europe stars Théodore Pellerin, an activist with fiery convictions, and Isabelle Carré, who plays his mother with whom he cut ties, in charge of organizing the visit of the French and German presidents to a migrant camp installed on a former NATO base.

The 51st Edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) will take place in Montreal from October 5 to 16, 2022. It is FALCON LAKE by Charlotte Le Bon that will open this edition on October 5 at the Imperial Cinema. The full program will be unveiled on September 20.