The 44th Festival du Nouveau Cinema

The festival champions the latest practices in cinema and new technology with an international program of over 300 films, multimedia installations, performances, conferences and events. With a broader-than-ever selection of incredible films from both renowned directors and emerging talents, the 2015program leaves no doubt as to the vitality of cinematic creation in every form and for every audience.

The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 7 with Jaco Van Dormael’s Le tout Nouveau Testament (The Brand New Testament). After its world premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes last May, Van Dormael’s latest quirky feature will have its North American premiere at the FNC on October 7. This signals the director’s return to the FNC a full twenty years after he opened the 24th edition with Le Huitième Jour (The Eighth Day).

Closing the Festival on October 17 is The Forbidden Room, directed by Guy Maddinco (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World). After doing the rounds of international festivals including Sundance, Locarno and Berlin, this ambitious project by one of the FNC’s favourite filmmakers, multidisciplinary artist Guy Maddin, will make its Quebec premiere with a whole new version and with french subtitles at Place des Arts’ Theatre Maisonneuve.
The film, co-directed with Evan Johnson and structured around a blend of installation, live action shots and interactivity, tells the story of a mysterious woodsman who inexplicably appears aboard a submarine stuck underwater for months with an explosive cargo. The terrified crew, forced to stalk the hallways of the condemned vessel, set off on a journey toward the source of their most gut-wrenching fears. Produced by Phi Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures and the NFB and shot at the Phi Centre in Montreal but also at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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