Souterrain Sophie Dupuis

The first line-up reveal for Montreal film festival Nouveau Cinéma

FNC has announced its opening and closing films as well as the pandemic work-around for screenings.

This morning the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma made the first line-up announcement for its 2020 edition, which will be taking place in Montreal — with indoor and outdoor screenings as well as online events — from Oct. 7-18.

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SOUTERRAIN de Sophie Dupuis sera en ouverture et MY SALINGER YEAR de Philippe Falardeau clôturera le #FNC2020! L’ouverture de cette 49e édition aura lieu en 2 temps le 7 octobre prochain. En effet, l’équipe du film, artistes et invités seront réunis au Cinéma Impérial le mercredi 7 octobre pour la première mondiale du film tandis que le public pourra assister, en simultané, à une projection exceptionnelle et gratuite du film en plein air sur la place des Festivals grâce à la collaboration du Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles. Grand habitué du FNC, Philippe Falardeau clôturera le festival avec son plus récent long-métrage MY SALINGER YEAR, le 17 octobre prochain au Cinéma Impérial après l’avoir présenté en ouverture et en première mondiale en février dernier à la Berlinale. Détails via le lien dans notre bio. ———————————————————— SOUTERRAIN by Sophie Dupuis will open and MY SALINGER YEAR by Philippe Falardeau will close #FNC2020! The 49th edition will feature a two-part opening on Wednesday, October 7. As the film’s director, actors and guests gather at the Cinéma Impérial for the world premiere, a simultaneous open-air screening of the film will be presented free of charge at place des Festivals in conjunction with the Quartier des spectacles Partnership. FNC regular Philippe Falardeau will close the FNC on October 17 at the Cinéma Impérial with his latest feature MY SALINGER YEAR, which screened in its world premiere in February at the Berlinale, where it opened the festival.

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Montreal film festival FNC opens with Souterrain by Sophie Dupuis

The world premiere of Souterrain by Quebec filmmaker Sophie Dupuis will open the festival, with cast, crew and invited guests viewing the film at the Imperial Cinema, while the public is invited to a simultaneous — and free — outdoor screening in the Place des Festivals.

My Salinger Year Festival nouveau cinéma
Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley in My Salinger Year by Philippe Falardeau

The 49th edition of Festival du Nouveau Cinéma will close with a screening of My Salinger Year, the latest film by Montreal director Philippe Falardeau, at the Imperial. ■

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