September 25, 2013— Lights, camera, action! One of North America’s most prominent film festivals is at our doorstep: Montréal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) celebrates its 42nd edition from October 9 to 20, 2013. With a varied and rich program of 273 films, this must-see event of the cinema calendar promises an exciting breath of fresh air.
A launch pad for some of the industry’s greatest names, including Wim Wenders, Peter Greenaway, and Atom Egoyan, the FNC has consistently offered audiences a diverse program focused on striking discoveries, bold and inspired movies, and cutting-edge film technology. Emerging and seasoned directors from the four corners of the globe trample conventions and deliver their unique take on the world on the big screen.
During the 12-day long film fest, film enthusiasts from around the world flock to Montréal’s cinemas to sample the latest in high-tech new media, innovative flicks and the passion that one city has for moving pictures.
The FNC opens with Pedro Pires’ and Robert Lepage’s Triptych and closes with legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowski’s The Dance of Reality. For the very first time, free outdoor screenings will be on the program, as well as a concert screening in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. Festivities don’t stop there, with a host of parties, performances, screenings with directors, concerts and many more surprises awaiting festivalgoers.