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2017 Festival du nouveau cinéma: Cosmonauts and cowboys, zombies, yakuza and Vincent van Gogh

The 46th edition of Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma began Wednesday, Oct. 4 with an invitation-only screening of Blade Runner 2049 at Place des Arts. 620 more words

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The early-bird pass from the 2017 Festival du nouveau cinema is a great deal!

Big film fan? Got time to see lots of films? Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma has got a deal for you! Several deals, really. You’ll have to move fast though, because Monday, Sept. 451 more words

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FFM 2017: Free entry to the closing film, Monday night

Film fans can watch the closing film of the 2017 Montreal World Film Festival / Festival des film du monde free of charge tonight, Monday, Sept. 116 more words

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FFM 2017: My prediction for best film – Y de Pronto el Amanecer

UPDATE: Y de Pronto el Amanecer did indeed win the Grand Prix of the Americas, for Best Film.

I predict that Y de Pronto el Amanecer (And Then the Dawn) will win the competition for best film at the 2017 Montreal World Film Festival / Festival des film du monde tonight. 558 more words

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FFM 2017: Martial arts director Xu Haofeng is in Montreal to show his latest film, The Hidden Sword

Xu Haofeng practices martial arts, writes books and film scripts about martial arts, makes martial-arts films AND does the fight choreography, too! Impressive, right? That would be a dream life for some aficionados! 342 more words

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Fantasia 2017 Review: Estonian film November (Rehepapp)

November (Rehepapp) is a black-and-white film that draws upon Estonian history and folklore. It plays out like a timeless, definitely-not-Disney fairy tale – almost everybody is dressed in rags and has a very dirty face, even though they DO have saunas. 928 more words

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Review of The Midwife (Sage Femme): Two Catherines are better than one!

In The Midwife (Sage Femme) we get two Catherines for the price of one – Catherine Frot as Claire, the midwife of the title, and Catherine Deneuve as Béatrice, a figure from Claire’s past. 818 more words

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