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Cinéspectacle: Don Pasquale
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Set designer: Paolo Fantin
Costume designer: Agostino Cavalca
Libretto 1: Giovanni Ruffini
Libretto 2: Gaetano Donizetti
Don Pasquale: Bryn Terfel
Norina: Olga Peretyatko
Ernesto: Ioan Hotea

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

Co-production with the Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo
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Today  19:00
Original multilingual version subtitled in English and French
En attente de classement
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De la musique pour le cerveau (STF-STA)
The healing powers of music on the brain deserve to be recognized and above all heard. Tuning the Brain with Music allows us to discover cutting-edge research in musical neuroscience through the stories of people for whom music has succeeded where other therapies have not. The film alternates between neuroscientific research, music therapists in session and true stories retold by those who have been transformed by music.
Isabelle Raynauld
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
Général
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Nin E Tepueian - Mon cri (STF)
Preceded by the short film MA FIERTÉ (3 min 54) by Kassandra Vollant, as part of Plein(s) Écran(s) en salle

NIN E TEPUEIAN - MY CRY tracks the journey of Innu poet, actress and activist, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, at a pivotal time in her career as a committed artist.
Santiago Bertolino's camera follows a young Innu poet over the course of a year. A voice rises, inspiration builds; another star finds its place amongst the constellation of contemporary Indigenous literature. A voice of prominent magnitude illuminates the road towards healing and renewal: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine.
Santiago Bertolino
 
Nin E Tepueian - My Cry (STA)
Preceded by the short film MA FIERTÉ (3 min 54) by Kassandra Vollant, as part of Plein(s) Écran(s) en salle

NIN E TEPUEIAN - MY CRY tracks the journey of Innu poet, actress and activist, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, at a pivotal time in her career as a committed artist.
Santiago Bertolino's camera follows a young Innu poet over the course of a year. A voice rises, inspiration builds; another star finds its place amongst the constellation of contemporary Indigenous literature. A voice of prominent magnitude illuminates the road towards healing and renewal: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine.
Santiago Bertolino
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
13 ans + (érotisme)
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Synonymes (STF)
Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, the latest from Nadav Lapid (The Kindergarten Teacher) features a dynamic lead performance from newcomer Tom Mercier, whose feral intensity practically bursts out of the frame. Mercier plays Yoav, a disaffected young Israeli who flees Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. His work at the Israeli embassy is a burden, but studying for his naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.
Nadav Lapid
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
13 ans + (érotisme)
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Synonyms (STA)
Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, the latest from Nadav Lapid (The Kindergarten Teacher) features a dynamic lead performance from newcomer Tom Mercier, whose feral intensity practically bursts out of the frame. Mercier plays Yoav, a disaffected young Israeli who flees Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. His work at the Israeli embassy is a burden, but studying for his naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.
Nadav Lapid
 
La vie invisible d\'Euridice Gusmao (STF)
Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. Eurídice and Guida have been raised in a conservative household. One night after a clandestine outing with her lover, Guida fails to return, leaving behind only a letter. With their destinies now at odds, the sisters do everything in their power to find each other. Adapting Martha Batalha’s eponymous novel with great sensitivity and impressive narrative force, Karim Aïnouz (Madame Satã) scooped the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes. A wrenching epic about two women, elevated by stunning performances from its two leads, Carol Duarte and Julia Stockler, and borne by the power of an unbreakable bond.
Karim Aïnouz
 
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao (STA)
Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. Eurídice and Guida have been raised in a conservative household. One night after a clandestine outing with her lover, Guida fails to return, leaving behind only a letter. With their destinies now at odds, the sisters do everything in their power to find each other. Adapting Martha Batalha’s eponymous novel with great sensitivity and impressive narrative force, Karim Aïnouz (Madame Satã) scooped the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes. A wrenching epic about two women, elevated by stunning performances from its two leads, Carol Duarte and Julia Stockler, and borne by the power of an unbreakable bond.
Karim Aïnouz
 

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Original multilingual version subtitled in English
Général (déconseillé aux jeunes enfants)
Release date :
31 January 2020
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Papicha (STA)
14 years old and up

Algeria, the 1990s civil war, violent fundamentalists limit women’s freedom. Nedjma (charismatic Lyna Khoudri), in year 3 of French studies in college, is obsessed with fashion designing. Everyday life soon becomes more restrictive and even life-threatening, yet Nedjma and her best friend still find ways to sneak-out of their locked dormitory at night and sell handmade dresses in discotheque washrooms. Many of Nedjma’s contemporaries have emigrated, but Nedjma refuses to leave her beloved Algeria. Why not assert female pride and independence by organizing a fashion show, outfoxing the radicals?

Inspired by real events, first-time director-co-screenwriter Mounia Meddour spins a harrowing tale bursting with energy.
 
English subtitled in French
Release date :
07 February 2020
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Temps et marées (STF)
In the remote English-speaking village of Rivière-Saint-Paul, in Quebec’s Basse-Côte-Nord region, majestic landscapes are not enough to stop young people from moving away. Having grown up far from any city, Ethan, Brittney, Whitney and Patrick will soon leave their families behind, travelling thousands of kilometres to go to school and brighten their prospects. With the fishing industry in sharp decline, their elders are struggling to keep their traditional way of life alive. From breathtaking scenery to frank interviews and intimate observations, A Place of Tide and Time contrasts the visions of different generations, leading to a nuanced, unvarnished reflection on happiness and identity in a littleknown part of Quebec.
 
Original multilingual version 
En attente de classement
Release date :
14 February 2020
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Botero (STF)
Showing with French or English subtitles according to the schedule.

BOTERO is a poetic behind-the scenes chronicle of the life and art of Fernando Botero, an intensely private painter and sculptor. Viewers will be inspired to see his commitment to a unique artistic vision power his rise from provincial Colombia to become "the Maestro," still active in his studio at 86 years old. This film was shot in 10 cities in China, Colombia, France, Italy, Monaco and the United States. BOTERO the documentary offers a unique opportunity for us to get up close and personal with a living legend. He is the greatest living artist with the highest number of museum exhibitions, the greatest number of books published about him, the greatest international appeal and with the greatest number of people attending his exhibitions. 100 major museum exhibitions in more than 40 countries, 4.7 million visits in three years. One of his sculptures is right in front of LHotel on St-Jacques Sreet in Old-Montreal.
 
Russian 
En attente de classement
Release date :
14 February 2020
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Une grande fille (STF)
Showing with French or English subtitles according to the schedule.

In 1945 Leningrad, reduced to rubble by the Second World War, a young woman, Iya, works in a hospital tending to soldiers wounded in battle. Tragedy strikes when her friend Masha returns from the front. Through an austere yet intimate lens – no surprise given his first film Closeness – Kantemir Balagov tackles the postwar fallout with fascinating historical exactitude. The 28-year-old filmmaker’s devastating second feature is brutal and provocative, both a well-handled study of female friendship and an unforgettable cinematic experience.
 
Polish 
Release date :
28 February 2020
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Corpus Christi (STA)
Showing with French or English subtitles.

After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy - but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth.
 
 
 
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