September 12, 2014 – Fall’s finest film event in Montréal, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is ready to satisfy our obsession with first-rate films during its 43rd edition from October 8 to 19. On this year’s line-up: over 300 films from all over the globe that will sate our appetite for seeing the human experience in all of its complexity captured on screen.
While the organizers describe the spirit of this year’s FNC as “stripped down” and “uncompromising”, the Festival promises to be every bit as rich in content, creativity and cutting-edge works by some of the world’s most innovative and exciting artists.
From veteran cinematographers to promising young filmmakers, the crop of films from the four corners of the earth is ripe with excitement and discovery. And while the spotlight will shine of Syria and Brazil in particular this year, the Festival is also a springboard for Québec’s emerging talents, so keep your peepers open for some fascinating home-grown flicks.
Film lovers will get to feast on a new crop of films from Québec and Canada, including Félix et Meira (Maxime Giroux), Nouvelles, Nouvelles (Olivier Godin) the world premieres of documentaries Cantouque à Godin (Michel Depatie) and Fucké (Simon Gaudreau), shorts such as Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino) and Petit Frère (Rémi Saint-Michel) as well as NFB co-productions Me and My Moulton by Oscar winner Torill Kove and Pilots on the Way Home by Estonian animated filmmakers Olga and Priit Pärn.
Also to enjoy during its luscious 12-day run are first-time—and free—outdoor screenings, a concert screening in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and director-commented screenings. There’s also a special event dedicated to fashion and cinema, plus a retrospective celebrating the talent of Jonas Mekas, considered the godfather of experimental cinema.
Plus—didn’t think it could get any better, did ya?—there will be a slew of parties, performances and surprises shaking up our fine city as part of the FNC 2014. This year, the organizers are pleased to usher in an electronic ticket office, so you can get easy access to the stuff you love: film, film and film!