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Festivals & events

27 September 2018 à 01:48

French films to play a prominent role at the 47th FNC in Montreal

The 47th edition of the Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (October 3 to 14) will offer an opportunity to discover a dynamic and varied program in which French productions stand out for their great diversity. Dramas, animated films, documentaries, VR works—the full range of cinematic genres will be represented.

With 21 feature films selected (including 10 minority co-productions), 22 short films, 6 immersive works, and 2 series, French cinema will have a strong presence at the 2018 Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.

Alongside works that are impossible to categorize, such as Climax by Gaspar Noé, Keep an Eye Out by Quentin Dupieux, The Image Book by Jean-Luc Godard, and Knife + Heart by Yann Gonzalez, audiences at this Canadian event will also have the chance to sample more intimate works, including Graves Without a Name by Rithy Panh and Funan by Denis Do (winner of the Crystal Award for Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival). In addition, special screenings will be held of the television productions Ad Vitam by Thomas Cailley and Coincoin and the Extra Humans by Bruno Dumont.

As regards short films, French animations are very highly represented, with two films produced by Autour de Minuit (The Death, Dad & Son and Rising Waters In Underwood Springs!) and two produced by Les Films du Nord (A Walk in the Woods and The Hungry Little Wolf) to be presented. This year's festival will also provide the opportunity for two films recently discovered at VeniceThe Years and Down There—to make their North American premieres. Added to this is a retrospective dedicated to Bertrand Mandico, featuring Prehistoric Cabaret, Any Virgin Left Alive? Apocalypse After.

French VR productions will also command attention in the FNC Explore section devoted to immersive works, with, in particular, Isle of the Dead VR making its North American premiere. Thanks to support from UniFrance, the film's producer Oriane Hurard will accompany the film, which recently picked up the Best Virtual Reality Story award at Venice. Presentations of The Real Thing and BattleScar will also be highlights of the event.

And finally, UniFrance reaffirms its strong association with the FNC Forum (October 9-12) with the hosting of a Breakfast event on Friday, October 12. The entire day will be dedicated to Virtual Reality, bringing together producers, distributors, and broadcasters. France will be represented by the distributor Camille Lopato, whose company Diversion cinema was also honored at the recent Venice Film Festival. During this day of professional meetings, UniFrance will announce the findings of our first study devoted to the international sale of French virtual reality works in 2017.

The complete festival program can be viewed here.

All of the French productions and co-productions showcased at the 47th Montreal FNC

Feature Films - International Competition

Feature Films - Temps Zéro Section

Feature Films - International Panorama

Feature Films - Special Presentations

Feature Films - Les Incontournables

Feature Films - Closing Film

Short Films - Les Nouveaux Alchimistes Section

Short Films - FNC eXPlore

Short Films - Temps 0

Short Films - P'tits Loups

Author : Communications

Latest update : 06 December 2019 à 01:48 CET

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Autour de Minuit

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Executive Producer, Associate producer, Co-production

Activities external to film production :  Distributor (short film)

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Diversion cinema

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales

Activities external to film production :  Distributor (short film)

Recent filmography : All Unsaved Progress Will Be Lost, Dreamin'Zone, -22.7°C, ...


Les Films du Nord

Activities :  Executive Producer, Co-production

Recent filmography : Giuseppe, Granny's Cookies, Yuku and the Flower of the Himalayas, ...

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Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma - 2018

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival


Venice International Film Festival - 2018

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films