After 23 years of cutting-edge queer film programming, the Image+Nation Film Festival has established itself as not only one of Montreal’s most provocative cinematic events, but also as one of the top LGBT film festivals in North America.
This year the festival runs from October 28 until November 7, and promises to be as diverse and stimulating (and campy!) as ever.
Here are six movies that the Image+Nation Film Festival will feature.
CONTRACORRIENTE (Undertow) – The story of one man’s struggle to reconcile his devotion to his male lover in a town. This Peruvian film competed at the Sundance Film Festival this year
Thursday 28 october 8:00 PM
VIOLA Di MARE (PURPLE SEA) – Nothing can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in a 19th century Italian village.
Friday 29 October 9:00 PM
BEARCITY – It’s summer in New York City, and the neighborhood bears are coming out of hibernation. A group of friends is getting ready for the annual week-long celebration of all things bear, but plans keep getting turned upside down. BearCity is Queer As Folk meets Sex in the City — only with more hair and tons of hot bear-on-bear action!
“A barrel of fun!” – Michael Musto (The Village Voice)
Friday 5 November 9:30 PM
IS IT JUST ME? – Blaine is a typical young gay man looking for love, but without much success. Enter Xander, the man of his dreams. After meeting in an online chat room, they quickly fall for each other and start a virtual relationship…
Sunday 31 October 8:30 PM
PLAN B – Bruno is dumped by his girlfriend; behind a calm, indifferent expression, his mind plans a cold, sweet vengeance. She, a modern girl, keeps on seeing him once in a while, but has another boyfriend, Pablo. Bruno becomes Pablo’s friend, with the idea of eroding the couple, maybe introducing him to another woman. But, along the way, the possibility of a plan B arises, a more effective one, which will put his own sexuality into question.
Wednesday 3 November 7:00 PM
POSTCARD TO DADDY – As a child, Michael Stock was sexually abused by his own father. 25 years later he is still looking for inner peace. In conversations with his family and friends and his own reflections, he paints an ever clearer, if contradictory picture of what happened and of the consequences for each of the family members. Old family films seem to show a happy family excerpts from Michaels first feature film hint at his extreme adult life, overshadowed by his lifelong trauma. Yet in spite of the intense drama, the film does not have an atmosphere of anger and hatred but rather a surprising air of hope and love of life. Michaels aim is not to accuse the perpetrator but to understand. Winner of the “Siegessäulen Readers Award”, 60th Berlinale 2010″
Saturday 6 November 3:15 PM
IMAGE+NATION Film Festival
October 28 – November 7, 2010
Stay tuned to The Montreal Buzz for further updates on films, parties and what else to do while you’re in the Montreal for the Image+Nation Film Festival.
WHERE TO STAY
If you’re coming to Montreal for the Image+Nation Film Festival, we’ve got a great package for you!
No, not that sort of package.
Check out the LGBT Package that Tourisme Montreal offers. You get a reduced hotel rate, as well as discounts on restaurants, bars, attractions, shopping and some free passes for the Montreal Metro. It’s a guaranteed score.