2015 Programming

FRI 16 OCT SAT 17 OCT SUN 18 OCT FRI 23 OCT SAT 24 OCT SUN 25 OCT
1:00 PM
Asterix: The Land of the Gods
1:00 PM
Short Film Competition
1:00 PM
April and the Extraordinary World
5:00 PM
Limoilou
5:00 PM
The Bélier Family
5:00 PM
Daddy or mommy
5:00 PM
Paul à Québec
7:00 PM
Samba
7:00 PM
Antoine et Marie
 7:00 PM Saint Laurent 7:00 PM
The Heart of Madame Sabali
7:00 PM
Le mirage
7:00 PM
Far from men
9:30 PM Chorus 9:30 PM
The new girlfriend
9:30 PM
SK1
9:30 PM
Standing Tall
9:00 PM
My internship in Canada

Samba

Friday, October 16 – 7 PM (CCFM)

Romantic drama by Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache (120 Min) – 14A – English subtitles

With Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, Izia Higelin, Issaka Sawadogo

From the directors of the break-out hit Les Intouchables – an adaptation of the novel Samba pour la France

He hails from Senegal and is now living in France, trying to get his residency papers in order. She’s French, a volunteer taking time off after a breakdown. Despite the many obstacles, will these two wounded misfits end up helping one another?

Chorus

Friday, October 16 – 9:30 PM (CCFM)

Drama by François Delisle (97 Min) – English subtitles

With  Sébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Curzi, Luc Senay, Didier Lucien

Director of Le Bonheur c’est une chanson triste, Toi, Le météore / Selected for the Sundance and Berlin Festivals

A separated couple are thrown together again to identify the body of their long-missing son. As they mourn the loss of a loved one, can they reaffirm life, and is reconciliation possible?

Astérix et le domaine des dieux (Asterix: The Land of the Gods)

Saturday, October 17 – 1 PM (CCFM)

Animation from Alexandre Astier & Louis Clichy (85 Min) – G – English subtitles

Voices of Roger Carel, Guillaume Briat, Lorant Deutsch, Bernard Alane, Alain Chabat

Ninth animated adaptation of a work by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

Check out the latest adventure of Astérix and Obélix. This time, Julius Caesar decides to build a Mansion of the Gods so that he can take over the small Gaulish village. Our two heroes must use cunning and join forces to thwart this underhanded plan.

Limoilou

Saturday, October 17 – 17:00 PM (CCFM)

Dramatic Comedy by Edgar Fritz (75 Min) – English subtitles

With Jean-Sébastien Grondin, Cristina Moscini, Alexandre Marchand, Guillaume Couture

The director’s first film is an exercise of eccentric style and features the music of several local bands.

In the Limoilou neighbourhood of Quebec City, a local band faces challenges when their lead singer leaves them for a rival band and one of their members goes through a breakup. Can they find balance in all the chaos?

Screening followed by a Q & A with the director.

 

Antoine et Marie

Saturday, October 17 – 7 PM (CCFM)

Drama by Jimmy Larouche (84 Min) – English subtitles

With  Sébastien Ricard, Martine Francke, Guy Jodin, Isabelle Blais, Pierre-Luc Brillant

Director’s second feature-length fiction film / Martine Francke’s performance has earned rave reviews.

Marie and her boyfriend lead a calm and happy life together. Antoine is an auto parts delivery man. The day after she goes to a bar with friends from the garage where she works, Marie wakes up alone in a cab without the slightest memory of her evening. What really happened?

Screening followed by a Q & A with the director before a reception.

    

 

Une nouvelle amie (The New Girlfriend)

Saturday, October 17 – 9:30 PM (CCFM)

Drama by François Ozon (105 Min) – 18A – English subtitles

With  Romain Duris, Anais Demoustier, Raphael Personnaz, Isild Le Besco, Aurore Clément

Director of Jeune et jolie, Dans la maison, Potiche, 8 femmes – an adaptation of a short story by Ruth Rendell

Claire and Laura have been best friends since they were children. Laura tragically dies following the birth of her baby, leaving Claire is in shock. As she spends more time with David, Laura’s grieving husband, Claire makes a surprising discovery that will change her life.

 

La famille Bélier (The Bélier Family)

Sunday, October 18 – 5 PM (CCFM)

Comedy by Eric Lartigau (106 Min) – PG – English subtitles

With  Louane Emera, François Damiens, Karin Viard, Eric Elmosnino, Roxane Duran, Luca Gelberg

Winner of the César award for Best Promising Actress/ Prix Lumières for Best New Female Artist of the Year

Paula is 16 years old and lives on a farm with her deaf parents and younger brother. A talented singer, she is encouraged by her teacher to enter a competition, a move that could upset her whole family, her friends and her love interests. What will she do?

 

Saint Laurent

Sunday, October 18 – 7 PM (CCFM)

Bio-Drama by Bertrand Bonello (135 Min) – 14A – English subtitles

With Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Amira Casar, Helmut Berger

19 nominations / César for Best Costumes/ Prix Lumières for Best Actor

Yves Saint Laurent is one of the greatest clothing designers of his time. The complex and controversial figure from the fashion world led a tumultuous life. From 1967 to 1976, he shared many successes, failures and fame with his friends and partners … But at what cost?

 

Le cœur de Madame Sabali (The Heart of Madame Sabali)

Friday, October 23 – 7 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Drama by Ryan Mckenna (78 Min) – English subtitles

With Marie Brassard, Youssef Camara, Francis Lahaye, Hugo Giroux, Michel Forget

The Manitoba director’s first French-language feature film

Through a series of encounters and liaisons, Jeannette is drawn into a surrealistic journey. After receiving the transplanted heart of a murdered African woman, she begins to have strange visions. The donor’s son sheds some light on what is happening to her.

Screening followed by a Q & A with the director before a reception.

 

L’affaire SK1 (SK1)

Friday, October 23 – 9:30 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Drama by Frédéric Tellier (120 Min) – English subtitles

With Raphael Personnaz, Nathalie Baye, Olivier Gourmet, Christa Théret, Michel Vuillermoz

Based on actual events from the book by Patricia Tourancheau /The film took nine years to prepare before being shot.

The Guy Georges affair is the most far-reaching and complex case the French police have ever dealt with. The film reconstructs this famous investigation from 1991. Join Inspector Franck Magne over a 7-year search for a serial killer no-one believes exists.

 

Papa ou maman (Daddy or Mommy)

Saturday, October 24 – 5 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Comedy by Martin Bourboulon (85 Min) – English subtitles

With Laurent Lafitte, Marina Fois, Alexandre Desrousseaux, Anna Lemarchand, Judith El Zein

One of the year’s wildly popular comedies, seen by 2.5 million moviegoers in France

Florence and Vincent are getting a divorce, but neither wants custody of their children. Seeking more freedom and to focus more on their careers, they each try to make their three teenagers choose the other parent. Who will come out the winner in this strange battle?

 

Le mirage

Saturday, October 24 – 7 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Dramatic Comedy by Ricardo Trogi (101 Min) – 14A – English subtitles

With Louis Morissette, Patrice Robitaille, Julie Perreault, Christine Beaulieu

Director of Québec – Montréal, Horloge biologique, 1981, 1987

This film is the perspective of a man in his thirties asking himself “what am I chasing?” Our society has become all about consumerism. Success is determined by what and how much we have. Is this the existence we were meant to lead? It’s time to react before it’s too late.

 

La tête haute (Standing Tall)

Saturday, October 24 – 9:30 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Drama by Emmanuelle Bercot (120 Min) – English subtitles

With Rod Paradot, Benoit Magimel, Catherine Deneuve, Sara Forestier, Catherine Salée

Curtain raiser for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival / Prix Cabourg: first role for an actor

A judge and a teacher try to help 6-year-old Malony. As a teen, he is often angry and violent, committing criminal acts for over a decade. From a disadvantaged background, Malony risks going to prison. Can he be saved from this fate?

 

Avril et le monde truqué (April and the Extraordinary World)

Sunday, October 25 – 1 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Animation from Franck Ekinci & Christian Desmares (85 Min) – English subtitles

Voices of Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort, Macha Grenon, Marc-André Grondin, Olivier Gourmet

Cristal prize for the best feature film at the Festival d’animation d’Annecy 2015/Adaptation of the graphic novel by Jacques Tardi

In a retro-futuristic Paris, a young April sets out to find her missing scientist parents. With her cat Darwin and the enterprising Julius, they take on the mysteries and challenges of an extraordinary world. What has become of the scholars of the century?

 

Paul à Québec

Sunday, October 25 – 5 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Dramatic Comedy by François Bouvier (98 Min) – English subtitles

With François Létourneau, Julie Lebreton, Gilbert Sicotte, Louise Portal, Patrice Robitaille

Director of Continental un film sans fusil, En terrains connus / Adaptation of the comic book by Michel Rabagliati

This film is an anthem to life. Following the Beaulieu’s family adventures point out to us the beauty of these instants when, in spite of the good-byes, life signals to us to remember the importance of enjoying every moment.

 

Loin des hommes (Far From Men)

Sunday, October 25 – 7 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Drama by David Oelhoffen (102 Min) – English subtitles

With Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Vincent Martin, Sonia Amori, Nicolas Giraud, Angela Molina

Based on a short story by Albert Camus / Music by Nick Cave / Grand Prix at the Festival de film de la Réunion

In Algeria during the 1954 rebellion, two men are fleeing across the mountains. Daru is a schoolteacher and Mohamed is a villager accused of murder. As the days go by, they get to know each other better. Pursued by the authorities, they confront the unknown to fight for their freedom.

 

Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre (My Internship in Canada)

Sunday, October 25 – 9 PM (SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas)

Dramatic Comedy by Philippe Falardeau (108 Min) – English subtitles

With Patrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exantus, Robin Aubert, Micheline Lanctôt

Director of La moitié gauche du frigo, Congorama, C’est pas moi je le jure!, Monsieur Lazhar

Guibord is an independent MP representing northern Quebec. With his wife, his daughter and a Haitian intern, he sets out to consult his constituents before making his decision for a crucial vote. Will he make the right choice?