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19 November 2018 à 10:21

The Phi Center inaugurates its VR Cinema with a focus on French works

The new VR Cinema in Montreal opened with a program almost exclusively dedicated to French productions. The Phi Center is taking a major step forward with this initiative by creating a space that is suitable for the permanent presentation of virtual reality works.

On November 21, the Phi Center opened its new VR Cinema. An opportunity for fans of virtual reality to dive into the heart of the action in a sensory experience of unrivalled quality. Already well-known for the high standard of its film programming, as well as installations and immersive works, Montreal's Phi Center is now confirming its commitment to this visual form of narration by proposing visitors a new collective experience.

Two programs of almost 100% French content were presented on rotation throughout the day.

Program 1: Man and the Machine

Arte offers a brilliant selection of films shot in 360° presented with support from the Institut Français, as part of the Novembre Numérique event, and the French Consulate General in Quebec. The works displayed attest to the great potential of virtual reality as they entirely rewrite the vocabulary of cinematic creation in order to tell their stories:

Program 2: Dreams of Worlds

The second program was selected by Phi in collaboration with Michel Reilhac, an artist and curator of Venice VR, the Venice Film Festival's section devoted to virtual reality works:

This inaugural program will be presented to the public from November 21, 2018, to January 14, 2019. The 5 French films can be seen on UniFrance's website, through Arte player. Some countries may be restricted.

The VR Cinema is presented by Bell.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 15 January 2019 à 10:21 CET