THE CONSTITUTION (USTAV REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE) by Rajko Grlic described as “a love story about hate” is the winner of the Grand Prize of the Americas (Best Film) at the 2016 Montreal World Film Festival.
Montreal World Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Montreal World Film Festival
WHERE: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The MWFF (Montreal World Film Festival) is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations)
Destiny written and directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Wei (his previous film Factory Boss got the award of Best Actor at the MWFF in 2014) will be presented at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival in the special Chinese festival section.
André Forcier’s KISS ME LIKE A LOVER (Embrasses-moi comme tu m’aimes) will open the 40th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival. The 2016 Montreal World Film Festival will run August 20 to September 5.
SUM OF HISTORIES by Lukas Bossuyt will be presented at the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival in the Best First Fiction Feature Film category. The director Lukas Bossuyt, the producer Ivy Vanhaecke and the main actor, Koen de Graeve, will be in attendance. Despite a tragic accident that occurred during their youth, the famous scientist Viktor lives a happy life with Lena. Along with his enthusiastic assistant, Titus, he has a groundbreaking discovery at the […]
World Premiere of Mika Kaurismäki’s THE GIRL KING Added to 2015 Montreal World Film Festival | TRAILER
The Montreal World Film Festival has added the world premiere of The Girl King, directed by Mika Kaurismäki to its official competition. “I was seduced by Michel-Marc Bouchard’s script,” says producer Arnie Gelbart. “It’s an unusual story of an extraordinary woman. The characters are very contemporary, young, ambitious and full of passion, torn between duty and desire, and it’s all been brought to the screen by a great director.” The international cast features Swedish stars […]
The North American premiere of the comedy film Belgian Rhapsody directed by Vincent Bal will close the 39th Montreal World Film Festival in Out of Competition. Produced by Peter Bouckaert for Eyeworks (Ben X, The Verdict, Marina presented and awarded at the MWFF) this comedy stars Amaryllis Ouitterlinden, Arthur Dupont, Jos Verbist, Marc Weiss, Koen Van Impe, Philippe Résimont. Two Belgian brass bands, the Flemish “Sint Cecilia” and the Walloon “En Avant”, have both been selected for […]
A WALK IN THE WOODS + Films by Notable Filmmakers on World Greats Program of 2015 Montreal World Film Festival
Twenty-four feature films from a score of countries are being shown in the World Greats (out of competition) section of the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF). Notable among the filmmakers included are Majid Majidi whose Muhammad will be getting its world premiere, Jean-Jacques Annaud, who will be showing the North-American premiere of his latest film, Wolf Totem, Cristina Commencini (Latin Lover), Ventura Pons (The Virus of Fear), Ermanno Olmi (Greenery Will Bloom Again), Vincent Bal […]
The 39th Montreal World Film Festival taking place from August 27th to September 7th 2015, announced the line-up of its World Competition as well as First Feature Competition. Members of both Juries are also public as of today. “Over the decades, the MWFF has achieved its cultural and an economic mission by offering audiences and professionals a multitude of films, of all genres and provenances,” stated Serge Losique who added “An institution recognized by cineastes the […]
French director Claude Lelouch Latest Film “We Love You, You Bastard” to Open 2014 Montreal World Film Festival
Salaud, on t’aime, (We Love You, You Bastard) the latest film by celebrated French director Claude Lelouch, will open the 38th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival on August 21, it was announced by the MWFF’s president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard. “I am faithful to this great festival and I am very happy to return to Montreal to show Salaud, on t’aime,” declared Lelouch. “The Montreal World Film Festival has been an excellent platform for my films and I wish its 38th edition the greatest success.”
The design of Bolivian artist Marco Tóxico was chosen by the public to be the official poster of the 38th Montreal World Film Festival taking place from August 21st to September 1st, 2014.
Documentary on Swedish director Ingmar Bergman to have North American Premiere at Montreal World Film Festival | TRAILER
TRESPASSING BERGMAN, described as a revealing new documentary on the great Swedish director, will have its North American premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival. The Montreal World Film Festival runs August 22 to September 2, 2013.
Montreal World Film Festival Announces 44th Student Film Festival Award Winners; THE CANDIDATE (DER KANDIDAT) by Yosef Baraki Wins Top Award
The winners were announced for the 44th Student Film Festival, held from August 24 to 28, 2013, during the Montreal World Film Festival. THE CANDIDATE (DER KANDIDAT) by Yosef Baraki of Humber College, Toronto, won the NORMAN MCLAREN AWARD FOR THE OVERALL WINNER OFFERED BY CANON CANADA. In “THE CANDIDATE” (DER KANDIDAT), Elsa Strauss is summoned by an SS official to answer questions regarding her son’s candidacy for the Hitler Youth. When the boy’s poor health comes into question, Elsa is forced to lie.