Cinemania Runs Wild in Montréal | Live Culture

Cinemania Runs Wild in Montréal

by

comment
Cinemania's closing night film, Party Girl - COURTESY OF CINEMANIA
  • Courtesy of Cinemania
  • Cinemania's closing night film, Party Girl
Good news for voracious local cinephiles! If, after the 10-day main course of the Vermont International Film Festival, you still find yourselves with room for cinematic dessert, drive north to Montréal's Cinemania Festival.

Cinemania's 20th anniversary event, which runs November 6-16 at the luxe Imperial Cinema in downtown Montréal, boasts 55 films (a record for the fest) from all over the world, including works by established directors as well as talented newcomers. The festival's selections place an emphasis on French and Québécois cinema — but fear not, non-Francophones: All films will be screened with English subtitles.

Film lovers might recognize the names of François Ozon, Olivier AssayasBenoît Jacquot or the Dardennes Brothers, all of whose latest films will screen at Cinemania. Also showing, among many others, is Abuse of Weakness, the latest film by the ever-controversial Catherine Breillat, a film that recently played at VTIFF.

François Ozon's The New Girlfriend - COURTESY OF CINEMANIA
  • Courtesy of Cinemania
  • François Ozon's The New Girlfriend
First-time filmmakers receive their moments in the spotlight, as well. Included among the list of films by new directors is Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Berger and Samuel Theis; the film won multiple awards at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and will close this year's Cinemania.

Tickets are available at festivalcinemania.com


Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.