The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce that Triptyque, a film co-directed by the artist and filmmaker Pedro Pires and playwright, director, actor and director Robert Lepage, will open the 42nd edition of the festival, held from October 9 to October 20, 2013.
Triptyque is Robert Lepage’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair and will get the festival’s 42nd edition underway on Wednesday, October 9 at the Imperial Cinema, in the presence of directors Pedro Pires and Robert Lepage, and actors Lise Castonguay, Frédérike Bédard and Hans Piesbergen. It should be noted that Robert Lepage’s previous film La Face cachée de la Lune kicked off the festival in 2003, and in 2009 with a short film by Pedro Pires, Danse macabre, winner of 42 international awards.
Adapted and inspired from the play Lipsynch, Triptyque is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle (Lise Castonguay) a schizophrenic bookseller, Marie (Frédérike Bédard), singer and actress, and Thomas (Hans Piesbergen), a German neurologist. Three lives, three destinies that cross and resonate, Triptyque is a sensitive and deeply moving variation on the themes of memory and identity.
After opening the Festival du nouveau cinéma, Triptyque hits theatres on October 25, 2013. Produced by Lynda Beaulieu (Les Productions du 8e Art), in association with National Film Board of Canada, the film is distributed by Christal Films (sub-distribution Seville Pictures).
The festival’s full line up will be unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday, September 24 at 11.00AM at the Agora, UQAM’s Cœur des sciences (175 Ave. President Kennedy corner Jeanne-Mance).
Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks
As part of « Django Project », our mutual retrospective with Fantasia that traces a parallel history of the Western, the Festival du nouveau cinéma invites you on Thursday, August 1st, to a special free outdoors screening : Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks at Place de la Paix du Quartier des spectacles !
7 pm : DJ ALEXIS BOWLES & guest chef AARON LANGILLE from the Labo-culinaire Foodlab
9 pm : free screening in English, with French subtitles
Where : Place de la Paix : boul. Saint-Laurent, between Ste-Catherine St. and boul. René-Lévesque East
Don’t forget your folding chair and blanket !
In the American Old West of 1874, a town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.
An hysterical comedy signed by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, etc.), a classic of happy and intelligent dementia, a succession of gags and a beautiful reflexion about the American society. A timeless and worship movie which will seduce public from 7 to 77 years old. Unavoidable !
The programming of Place de la Paix is a presentation of the Société des arts technologiques and Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, in collaboration with arrondissement de Ville-Marie, Labo-culinaire Foodlab and Mixsessions.
Bande annonce du film : ICI
On the heels of the successful Nikkatsu retrospective organized last year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal and the Fantasia International Film Festival are teaming up for a second year running to present the DJANGO PROJECT,a retrospective that traces a parallel history of the Western.
The DJANGO PROJECT retrospective will begin during the 17th Fantasia festival (July 18 to August 6) with a first section featuring five films: Massacre Time (Le colt cantarono la morte e fu… tempo di massacro, Lucio Fulci, 1966),They Call Me Trinity (Lo chiamavano Trinità…, Enzo Barboni, 1970), by the inventor of the Italian comedy Western, and its sequel, Trinity Is Still My Name (…continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità, Enzo Barboni, 1971), as well as two other films to be revealed later. It will continue during the 42nd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma (October 9 to 20) with six films to be announced shortly and many other surprises linked to the retrospective.
Where pop art meets politics and class struggle in a time of outsized heroes, the retrospective will be the chance of a lifetime to discover these hard-to-find classics, still as current and relevant as the day they appeared. A journey for fans of leather and sweat, ugly mugs and wide-open spaces, brutes and thugs – a world devoid of morals and codes of honour.
The first five films presented during Fantasia will be screened at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Fantasia 2013 pass-holders will benefit from a 10% discount on the FNC 2013 pass upon presentation of their pass at the FNC ticket counter.
After all of her short films were presented at the Festival du nouveau cinéma, such as “Chef de meute” in 2012, Chloé Robichaud has trod last month the red carpet in Cannes with her first feature film “Sarah préfère la course”, in the official ” Un certain regard” selection. The film will be released in Montreal a of June 7, at Cinema Excentris.
In addition to this busy and exciting piece of news, Chloé Robichaud has accepted the challenge of making a Carte blanche for the 42nd FNC!
Following the success of last 2 years FNC-produced Cartes blanches, we’re repeating the experiment for our 42 nd edition. The Festival has asked several talented filmmakers to make a short film on a free topic. The only rules of this “exercice de style” : each film must be shooted in HD, 3 minutes long maximum.
Stay tuned and discover soon all the directors of our Cartes blanches this year !
Meanwhile, watch the last 2011 and 2012 Cartes blanches: Here.