CINEMANIA UNVEILS THE FIRST TITLES OF ITS 28th EDITION
The CINEMANIA Film Festival is very pleased to unveil new titles that will be featured in the program of its 28th edition, which will be held from November 2 to 13 in Montreal. In keeping with its tradition, CINEMANIA will premiere highly anticipated francophone films that have stood out in international festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.
Among the first titles announced we have the following:
The Origin of Evil by Sébastien Marnier (See cover picture)
With Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier, Jacques Weber, Dominique Blanc and Suzanne Clément
In a luxurious seaside villa, a modest young woman finds herself in the company of a strange family: an unknown and wealthy father, his extravagant wife, his daughter, an ambitious woman, a rebellious teenager, and their creepy maid. Someone is lying. Between suspicions and lies, a mystery grows and the evil spreads.
Selected this year at the Venice Film Festival, The Origin of Evil is a France/Quebec co-production. CINEMANIA had actually presented School's Out, Sébastien Marnier's previous feature film, in 2018.
⇢ Distributed by Maison 4:3, the film will be released in 2023.
CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
With Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne and Léa Drucker
The intense friendship between two thirteen-year-old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi's mother.
Presented in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Close won the prestigious Grand Prix (ex-aequo with Claire Denis).
⇢ Distributed by Sphère Films, the film will be released in 2023.
BROTHER AND SISTER by Arnaud Desplechin
With Marion Cotillard, Melvil Poupaud and Golshifteh Farahani
Alice and Louis are brother and sister. She is an actress; he was a teacher and poet. For more than 20 years, Alice has hated her brother. In all this time they haven’t seen one another. The
death of their parents brings the siblings face to face.
⇢ Distributed by Axia Films, Brother and Sister will be released in November 2022.
THE SUPER-8 YEARS by Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot
“In re-viewing our Super-8 films, shot between 1972 and 1981, it occurred to me that they comprised not only a family archive but a testimony to the pastimes, lifestyle and aspirations of a social class in the decade after 1968." - Annie Ernaux
FOREVER YOUNG by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
With Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Louis Garrel, Vassili Schneider and Sofiane Bennacer
It’s the end of the 80s in Paris, a young troupe of comedians have just been admitted to Les Amandiers, the prestigious theater school headed by Patrice Chéreau. They set out in life and in their early career. Along the way, they will learn, act, love, fear, live to the fullest and also experience their first tragedies.
THE BEASTS by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
With Denis Ménochet and Marina Foïs
Antoine and Olga are a French couple that settled down, some time ago, in a small village, in inland Galicia. There, they lead a peaceful life, although coexisting with the local people isn’t as idyllic as they would like. A conflict with their neighbors, the Anta brothers (Luis Zahera & Diego Anido), breaks out whereby tension will grow throughout the hamlet until it reaches a point of no return.
With more than 250,000 spectators since its release, THE BEASTS has become the biggest success of filmmaker Rodrigo Sorogoyen and one of the greatest hits of the summer in France.
A few weeks ago, CINEMANIA announced that the feature film Chien Blanc directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette will open its 28th edition on November 2 at the Imperial Cinema in the
presence of the film's crew. Adapted from the true story of Romain Gary and Jean Seberg, told in the French author's classic novel, the film stars Denis Ménochet (as Romain Gary), Kacey Rohl (Jean Seberg), K.C. Collins (Keys) and young Laurent Lemaire (Diego Gary).
⇢ Distributed by Sphère Films, the film will be released on November 9, 2022.
⇢ The opening night of CINEMANIA is presented in association with the Sofitel Montreal Golden Square.
The 28th CINEMANIA Film Festival will take place in Montreal from November 2 – 13, 2022.
⇢ The pre-sale of discounted passes will launch on September 13.
⇢ The entire program will be announced on October 20.