If the end of August rhymes with back to school frenzy for parents, to movie buffs it is synonymous with the kickoff of the Montreal World Film Festival. From August 26 to September 6, the MWFF, celebrating its 34th anniversary this year, will present 430 films hailing from 80 countries across the globe. For the occasion, more than 600 000 film enthusiasts flock to the festival’s venues in thirst of cultural diversity, international talent and innovative cinema.
French film icon, Gerard Dépardieu, will also be in town for this year’s MWFF, giving a master class to share his perspective on the 7th art.
Dépardieu who has worked with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, will discuss his views on cinema through the prism of his enormous acting, producing and directing. The master class will be accessible to all festival-going public.
Not to miss are the films included in the festival’s high profile World Competition component . A wide selection of international documentaries will also be presented, reflecting the subjects and concerns of filmmakers from countries around the globe.
The MWFF is considered the largest fully independent film festival in the world. For more information on film screenings, I invite you to regularly check the Montreal World Film Festival’s website as the film program and jury will rapidly be revealed. Also note that many hotel package deals are also offered to travellers.
August 26 – September 6, 2010