2009 Montreal Cinemania French Film Festival Starts November 5th : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

2009 Montreal Cinemania French Film Festival Starts November 5th

November 3, 2009

2009 Montreal Cinemania French Film Festival Starts November 5th

MONTREAL, QC (RPRN) 11/03/09 — With so many film festivals, Montreal's cinephiles are never bored. When one event ends, another is already well on its way. The Nouveau Cinema festival closed less than two weeks ago, and Cinéma Impérial is getting ready to re-open its doors for the next big filmic event. A ten-day celebration of francophone cinema will begin on November 5th; the 15th edition of the Cinemania French Film Festival will present almost 40 French-language films (with English subtitles), until its closure on November 15th.

On opening night, Cinéma Impérial will host the North American premiere of French director Emmanuel Mouret’s latest film entitled Fais-moi plaisir (Please Please Me). This should give a humorous start to the festival. Mouret is perceived as the Woody Allen of the European world: he writes, directs and plays the main parts in his films, and the characters he interprets are always very hesitant, clumsy and timid, although they have a way with the ladies. Sound familiar? The humor he exploits is based on awkward moments, uneasy silences, and absurd love chains and triangles. Emmanuel Mouret will be present on opening night to introduce Fais-moi plaisir, starring Mouret himself alongside Judith Godrèche, Frédérique Bel and Déborah François. The film tells the outrageous tale of a confused man whose girlfriend demands that he sleep with his music student to rid himself of his obsession over her.

Le concert (The Concert), a France / Belgium / Italy / Romania co-production, written and directed by Radu Mihaileanu, was chosen to close Cinemania on the evening of November 15th. The director will be in attendance at the ceremony to present

2009 Montreal Cinemania French Film Festival Starts November 5th
his film. Three of Mihaileanu's movies have already screened at Cinemania, including Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become), which opened the 2005 edition of this festival. Le concert, starring Aleksei Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, François Berléand and Miou-Miou, tells the story of Andrei Filipov, prodigy conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, who was fired for refusing to rid his orchestra of its Jewish musicians.

The internationally renowned Greece-born French director Constantin Costa-Gavras will also be present to celebrate Cinemania’s 15th Anniversary by introducing the North American premiere of his latest film Eden à l’ouest (Eden Is West), a France / Italie / Greece co-production starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Juliane Koelhler, Ulrich Tukur, Eric Caravaca and Anny Duperey. Inspired by The Odyssey as well as by his own life’s journey, Costa-Gavras’ road movie centers on a man’s perilous quest, as he crosses lands in search for a home. Eden à l’ouest was the closing film at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, and won the Critics Award at the ColCoa Film Festival in Los Angeles. Then, On Saturday the 14th, the legendary director will present the re-mastered 35mm screening of his all-time political classic Z (1969), starring Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Irène Papas and Jacques Perrin, for the 40th anniversary of this Cannes-Jury-Prize winning masterpiece. Costa-Gavras will also lead a Cinema Master Class, during which the audience will be able to dialogue with the celebrated filmmaker.

For more information about Cinemania, www.cinemaniafilmfestival.com offers a full schedule of the screenings as well as details and summaries for every film.

Media Contact Name: Diana Srougi
Company Web Address: http://dianafilms.blogspot.com
About the author:

Diana Srougi is RushPRnews' new weekly DVD critic. You may write her at diana@rushprnews.com with story ideas and news tips. www.rushprnews.com Visit Diana's blog at http://dianafilms.blogspot.com/

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Article-byline, BREAKING NEWS, ENTERTAINMENT, FILM

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Newborn Foundation Selected Among First 
Global Innovation Fund Grant Recipients

Saint Paul, MN 02/09/16 · Announcement at GIF launch event in London highlights...

The Gamifiers Partners With Livecube to Bring Gamified Event Engagement to the Middle East

DUBAI/NEW YORK 02/02/16 · TECH NEWS - The Gamifiers, the leading specialized gamification...

Rugby North to Launch Canada’s First Professional Rugby League

Toronto, ON 02/02/16 ·  The country that introduced rugby to North America...

Dominion Lending Centres Edge Financial Welcomes New Mortgage Agents On Board

Toronto, Ontario 01/27/16 · The mortgage agents behind the site GTAMortgagePros.com  –...

Black Films Matter supports Movie Binges on Oscar Night

HOLLYWOOD, CA 01/26/16 · The Advocacy group Black Films Matter is supporting...

The Big Freeze: America Due Extreme Snowstorms

NEW YORK 01/23/16 · Founder of GridLocate.com, offers advice to US residents...

Clean the world Canada choisit Moisson Montréal

Montréal, Québec 01/05/16 · Clean the World Canada choisit Moisson Montréal comme...

All I Want for Christmas is for Trump to Shut Up is Island's new National Anthem

Cambridge, Mass 12/22/15 ·  A satirical Christmas song poking fun at real...

Gotham City Networking, Inc. Honors Raj Goel with Networker of the Year Award

New York, NY 12/16/15 · On Wednesday, December 2nd, Gotham City Networking, Inc....

Brainlink International Received Renowned Award for a Corporate SOP Culture That Outshines the Rest

New York, NY 12/15/15 · On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, SmartCEO awarded Brainlink...

Livecube Enhances Its Social Engagement App to Be a Single Dashboard for Event Organizers

NEW YORK 12/03/15 · Enhanced features include real-time direct chat between attendees,...

MLBC offers new IFRS consulting service

Toronto, Ontario 12/01/15 · MLBC offers new IFRS consulting service New IFRS accounting...

For a fistful of dollars two gangs continue to fleece innocent families

Dallas, Texas 12/01/15 · Jaime Escalona speaking on behalf of COViSAL denounces...