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A White, White Day
Hlynur PálmasonIceland, Denmark, Sweden2019Icelandic with subtitles to be confirmed109 min

Coming soon April 2020 Hlynur Pálmason’s crisp sophomore drama extends the visual elegance and complex character exploration of his debut, Winter Brothers, by focusing on Ingimundur (Ingvar Sigurðsson, deeply unsettling), a former police chief in an isolated Icelandic community who is tormented by his wife’s car-accident death. As he sublimates his anguish by pointlessly renovating […]

Anne At 13,000 ft
Kazik RadwanskiCanada, United States2019English75 min

Special screening for the Canadian Screen Awards on March 27th Anne is a lonely young daycare worker who has trouble following the rules and connecting with others. Uncompromising and prone to excess, she’s complex and unknowable, yet curiously appealing through all her troubles and hesitations. Director Radwanski follows up on the singular approach he crafted […]

Sophie Deraspe(Québec) Canada2019French with English subtitles 109 min

Special Screening for the Canadian Screen Awards on March 25th Brought to the stage by Sophocles, Cocteau, Anouilh and Brecht and to the silver screen by Liliana Cavani, the myth of Antigone reaches across the millennia to inspire today’s artists. For her fifth feature, the multitalented Sophie Deraspe deftly transposes the story to the present […]

Aren’t You Happy?
Susanne HeinrichGermany2019German with English subtitles80 min

In this utterly one-off début feature, Susanne Heinrich’s archetypal “melancholy girl” wanders the city in search of shelter. Po-faced and pensive, she engages in conversations with strangers in a series of encounters, lust-fuelled or otherwise. Over the course of 15 deadpan vignettes of varying degrees of absurdity, she tries to find herself in a world […]

Kleber Medonça Filho, Juliano DornellesBrazil, France2019Portuguese and English with French or English subtitles131 min

With French subtitles : March 20th, March 29th A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone […]

Kantemir BalagovRussia2019Russian with French or English subtitles137 min

With French subtitles: March 14th, March 20th In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as […]

Blade Runner
Ridley ScottUnited-States1982English117 min4k restoration

4K restoration In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants—and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. (Warner Bros) Damned […]

Briser le code
Nicolas Houde-Sauvé(Quebec) Canada2019French52 min

*En présence de : Fabrice Vil (intervenant), Sonia Djelidi (intervenante), André Ho (intervenant), Nicolas Houde-Sauvé (réalisateur), Martin Gagnon (monteur), Karine Dubois (productrice), Marie-Pierre Corriveau (productrice), Élisabeth Daigle (Télé-Québec) et Alexandre Vollant (intervenant). Briser le code révèle comment les personnes racisées et autochtones en sont venues à adopter des attitudes et des comportements pour se fondre dans la majorité québécoise sans déranger. Pour éviter d’être discriminées, elles […]

Abbas KiarostamiIran1990Persian with English subtitles98 min

30th anniversary screening! Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the […]

Come and See
Elem KlimovUSSR1985Belarusian, Russian and German with English subtitles143 min2K restoration

Co-presented by Fantasia Film Festival *2k restoration This widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan […]

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