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THE FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS!

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Cinema, passion and new experiences are waiting for you from October 8 to 19, as part of the 43rd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma.

Take part in the adventure by joining the volunteer team! To learn more about the positions available and the privileges offered, we expect you to one of our information sessions to be held at Mainline Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent blv.

Here are the time available:

-September 15, 18:30

-September 17 ,18:30

Thank you to confirm your attendance at : benevoles@nouveaucinema.ca

Before coming to one of these meeting, we invite you to complete the registration form online.

*Please note that if you can’t come to one of these meeting, submitting the online form will be sufficient.

For more information, please contact Catherine Lambert, at the following address: benevoles@nouveaucinema.ca

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THE FESTIVAL UNVEILS ITS FIRST FILMS : SPOTLIGHT ON QUEBEC AND CANADIAN CINEMA

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The 43rd Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the first wave of films from Quebec and Canada in our lineup.

The FNC will present the much-awaited
Félix and Meira (Félix et Meira), the new film by Maxime Giroux (whose Jo pour Jonathan was shown in 2010), the tale of an unlikely romance between a woman from the Hassidic Jewish community and a lonely young man mourning his absent father;
Love in the Time of Civil War (L’Amour au temps de la guerre civile), Rodrigue Jean’s first fiction film since Lost Song, presented at the FNC in 2008;
and the documentary The Price We Pay by Harold Crooks (Surviving Progress), a thorough examination of offshore investment, tax shelters and the push to lower corporate income taxes, which exacerbate income inequalities at levels not seen since the Great Depression.
The Festival will also present Gurov & Anna (Gurov et Anna) by Rafaël Ouellet (Camion), in which a student played by Sophie Desmarais embarks on a toxic love affair with her teacher.

 

The lineup will also feature a series of world premieres of Quebec and Canadian productions including:
Le militaire by Noel Mitrani (The Kate Logan Affair, Sur la trace d’Igor Rizzi), starring his favourite actor Laurent Lucas, a portrait of loneliness and isolation told through the story of a war vet whose wounds are both physical and psychological;
Love Project, an ensemble film by Carole Laure that looks at Generation Y through a group of young adults who put together a collective art project;
Antoine et Marie, the new feature by Jimmy Larouche (La Cicatrice), featuring Martine Francke and Sébastien Ricard, about date rape drugs, a topic rarely dealt with on film;
and Nouvelles, Nouvelles, by Olivier Godin, the story of a policeman who comes back to life and goes in search of the missing daughter of a tabloid editor. The film stars a host of famous actors including Paul Ahmarani, Rose-Maïté Erkoreka, Étienne Pilon, Luc Proulx, Mani Soleymanlou and Ève Duranceau.

 

An array of documentaries will also hold their world premieres at the Festival this year:
Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd (Ouighours, prisonniers de l’absurde) by Patricio Henriquez (You Don’t Like the Truth: Four Days inside Guantanamo, presented at the FNC in 2010) recounts the nightmare of three innocent men imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay after the 9/11 terrorist attacks;
Cantouque à Godin, a film in which Michel Depatie revisits the literary works of Gérald Godin, who left an indelible mark on Quebec’s collective memory through his writing, rooted in the language of the people, and his political involvement as a Parti québécois MNA;
Fucké by Simon Gaudreau (King of the l’Est, presented at the FNC in 2010), which follows the daily lives of seven men living in an east-end Montreal apartment block where gut-wrenching poverty, self-destruction and madness are alleviated by tenderness and love;
and the documentary essay Transatlantique by Félix Dufour-Laperrière, which portrays the intimate, subjective and often silent journey of a cargo ship crew.

And the Quebec/Canada/Belgium coproduction All yours (Je suis à toi) by David Lambert (best actor for Nahuel Pérez Biscayart at the Karlovy Vary Festival) will have its North-American premiere.

 

As it does every year, the Festival will showcase short films from Quebec and Canada. There are revelations galore, but also the highly-anticipated
Sleeping Giant by Andrew Cividino, which won an award at Locarno;
Plage de sable, the latest film by Marie-Ève Juste (Avec Jeff à Moto);
Petit Frère by Rémi Saint-Michel, which screened at Cannes this May;
and Cutaway by Kazik Radwanski (Tower).

 

Also in the lineup are some prestigious NFB co-productions, starting with Me and My Moulton by Oscar-winner Torill Kove (The Danish Poet) and Pilots on the Way Home by the brilliant Estonian animated filmmakers Olga and Priit Parn.

 

The big names in Quebec and Canadian experimental film are also well represented, with new films by Alexandre Larose, Pierre Hébert, Bruce LaBruce, Vincent Grenier, Mike Hoolboom and Phillip Hoffman.

 

 

NEW FORMS OF AUTHORSHIP: 8 INTERACTIVE WORKS IN COMPETITION AT THE FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA

28_08_2014

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The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the works in competition in its new section: Nouvelles écritures. Attesting to the growing interest in interactive works at the FNC, the section offers eight works in competition, each representing a singular, innovative way to present artistic, cinematic and documentary content. Since its launch in 2011, the Innovation Award has gone to Bla Bla, La Zone – Retour à Tchernobyl, Bear 71 and Journal d’une insomnie. Who will be the winner in 2014?

This year, marking a first, Montreal magazine Urbania will give out the award along with a cash prize of $1,000.

Festivalgoers are invited to view the works free of charge on touchscreens and tablets in the Chaufferie at the Agora in UQÀM’s Coeur des sciences from October 14 to 18.

 
The works in competition are:

Catacombes (France) by Victor Serna presents a whole new side to Paris, 30 metres belowground. Wandering through this interactive doc, produced by Barret Films and Mehdi Hajjaji, viewers make their own way through the depths of the Paris catacombes.

http://www.lescatacombes.com/

DIY Manifesto (France) by Hélène Bienvenu and Nora Mandray travels from Detroit to Europe to explore the do-it-yourself movement as a new, collaborative way to live in society and think about community. A gripping, cliché-free portrait of the people working to build the society of tomorrow.

http://www.diy-manifesto.com/

Hollow (United States) by Elaine McMillion Sheldon looks at the future of the rural U.S. and post-industrial small town America through the eyes and voices of residents of McDowell County (West Virginia). The project combines video portraits, data visualization, photography, soundscapes and community-generated content.

http://hollowdocumentary.com/

Je t’attends toujours (France) by Clément Rière re-examines a 20-year-old cold case by combing through the archives and documents gathered to date. In 1995, Jean-Philippe, a teen fascinated by astronomy, mysteriously disappeared while visiting the world’s only “UFOport” in southwestern France . . .

http://jetattendstoujours.com

Just a Reflektor (Quebec) by Vincent Morisset explores the themes in Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” through two devices simultaneously: a computer and a smartphone/tablet. Shot in Haiti, the film follows a young woman as she travels between her world and our own.

www.justareflektor.com 

Strangers, with Patrick Watson (Quebec) by Félix&Paul invites viewers to don an Oculus Rift headset and share a moment with Montreal musician Patrick Watson as he works in his studio one winter’s day.

http://once.felixandpaul.com/

Synaps (Belgium) by Yaël André takes amateur Super-8 footage dating from the ’40s to the present day that didn’t make the final cut of her work Quand je serai dictateur. André proposes a visual online labyrinth where users are invited to recreate personal memories by assembling clips from the lives of others.

http://synaps.arte.tv/

We Were Evergreen – Daughters (France) by Jérôme Blanquet offers a panoramic behind-the-scenes look at the official music video for the We Were Evergreen song “Daughters.” The work reveals a second, “hidden” choreography in the one long take that constitutes the shoot.

http://www.digital-cats.tv/wwe/

 

This year’s jury members are:

Filmmaker Olivier Asselin has written and directed a number of features including La liberté d’une statue and A Sentimental Capitalism. He teaches art history and film at Université de Montréal. He is currently developing Necropolis: La Ville des fantômes, a fiction work for augmented reality. Author, director and multiplatform producer Pierre Cattan founded the transmedia studio Small Bang in 2012. A former new media committee member at the Paris-based CNC (National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image), he speaks regularly at multiplatform content production workshops. Raphaëlle Huysmans is a multiplatform project producer at TOXA. Since 2009, she has overseen the design, development and production of interactive and television projects including the interactive investigation Disparus, the documentary game Fort McMoney and the TV series TAMY@.

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE : THE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF SUPERPOSITION BY RYOJI IKEDA

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This coming October 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Musée d’art contemporain is presenting the North American premiere of superposition, a performance by Japanese electronic-music composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma.

 

Offering a unique sensory experience combining sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness, superposition has been widely acclaimed internationally. As Marie Lechner writes in Libération, superposition is “a blend of sound performance and live show, a total experience, both physical and mental.” MAC director John Zeppetelli adds that he is “proud that the Musée d’art contemporain and Montréal are the starting point for this prestigious North American tour.”

 

On stage, two performers interpret a score for unconventional instruments that generates a series of video images retranscribed in real time onto a set of 21 screens assembled with the utmost precision. All the scenic elements — sound, light, video — are orchestrated in a unique, powerful audiovisual performance.

Following its Montréal presentation, superposition will travel to the Metropolitan Museum, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, and UCLA, Los Angeles.

 

Tickets are on sale now at the Place des Arts box office. Prices range from $24 to $32 CAD (service charge included; taxes not included); a 25 % discount is offered to MACarte holders and as of Oct 4, to FNC Pass holders.

To purchase tickets, click here.