Today, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), which will take place between October 12 to 23. Here's the complete line-up of feature films according to the press release we received.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Space, a Canadian cable network dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy, ordered a new original TV series Primeval: New World. This show is the Canadian remake of the British TV series Primeval. Production on the show will begin this winter and the premiere date has yet to be announced.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), which will be held from October 12 to 23, revealed to day its line-up of Canadian films. These films will be part of the Focus Québec/Canada category. The latter will be opened by the documentary Surviving Progress, by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, on October 13.
This documentary is based on the bestselling book A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright. It questions the bright side and the perils of progress through interviews with people such as David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood or even Stephen Hawking.
The film will also be accompanied by another documentary called Fortunate Son, which was directed by Montreal-based documentarist Tony Asimakopoulos. This documentary is an auto-biography about how a drug-addict almost destroyed his family.
As for feature films, the FNC will screen some films that were at the Toronto International Film Festival. Among them is Amy George, a teen drama by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas. There is also Ingrid Veninger's I am a good person, I am a bad person; Simon Lavoie et Mathieu Denis' social drama Laurentie; and Ivan Grbovic's Roméo Onze.
The FNC will also screen The Girl in the White Coat, a film directed by Darrell Wa loosely based on Nicolai Gogol's short story, and Yassaman Ameri's Marginal Road.
Finally, the FNC will unveil its complete line-up of films on September 27.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Although I'm not a fan of biopic, I'm a little bit fascinated by how Sigmund Freud developed his own brand of psychology. Besides, any film directed by David Cronenberg, one of Canada's finest, is an event. Add to this the wonderful cast made of Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley. Date of release: December 23.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Yesterday, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) revealed that while the French film La guerre est déclarée will open the event, it will be up to the Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar to close the FNC.