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 Venice—The 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 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
Latest update : 01 October 2018 à 10:53 CEST