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First Quebec produced Netflix feature to premiere at film festival

A Netflix financed Quebec film is set to premiere at the 38th edition of Les Rendez-vous Quebéc Cinema in Montreal, which starts on Feb. 26, and runs until March 7.  The film called Jusqu’au declin, or The Decline in english,» 

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TIFF 2019 unveils its lineup and it’s big

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has just unveiled the first batch of films from its 44th edition, which will take place from September 5 to 15. This part of the official program includes 18 galas and 38 special presentations.» 


Fire ravages historic cinema

Montreal police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed an abandoned building that once was Canada’s first movie theatre. The Robillard Building was erected in 1885 and in June 1896, Louis Minier used a room in it to» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Reaction swift to sex scandal past of Quebec film legend

He was a legend in Quebec cinema, as big as they come, and in Canadian cinema too, but in the space of a mere 48 hours, that legendary status has been shattered completely. Montreal-born, Claude Jutra, actor, writer, and documentary» 

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Turmoil in Quebec’s arts world over sex scandal

The artistic community in the province of Quebec is buzzing over allegations that that its giant of cinema, Claude Jutra, had sex with boys 14 and 15 years old. Jutra was an actor, writer and director who had Alzheimer’s disease» 


Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma focuses on experimentation

Back for its 43rd annual edition the Festival du nouveau cinéma continues its “spotlight on experimental cinema” for the duration of the festival from October 8 to 19 in Montreal. The festival’s co-founder and programming director says of this year’s festival» 

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Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois – 32nd edition of Quebec film festival

Created in 1982 to celebrate film production in the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois film festival is back with its 32nd annual edition on Thursday (February 20). “Between the first reel and the last, we» 

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Montreal’s ‘Festival du nouveau cinéma’ expanding horizons

Started by two film fans, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (Festival of new cinema) is now in its 42nd year. This year’s edition features 273 films from 47 countries. The focus has always been to expand horizons, and show all» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Montreal’s World Film Festival presenting 432 films

Now in its 37th annual edition, Montreal’s Festival des films du monde, theme this year is “The World is Yours!”.  The festival starts on Thursday (August 22) and continues until September 2. The festival’s director Serge Losique says the festival» 

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Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal’s museum of moving images, 50 yrs old

For more than a generation, the Cinémathèque québécoise has been a special place to gather and appreciate film. This year Montreal’s museum of moving images is celebrating 50 years of existence. Founded on April 18, 1963, the Cinémathèque has not only»