The film "February 15, 1839" by Pierre Falardeau, which has just been restored by Elephant: memory of Quebec cinema, will be presented on May 21 as part of the 4th edition of the Montreal International History Film Festival (FIFHM ).
The family of the late filmmaker will attend the screening of the restored copy from 8:15 p.m. at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Gilles Laporte, historian specializing in patriots and member of the FIFHM 2022 jury, will also be there to talk to moviegoers.
Recall that "February 15, 1839", which came out more than 20 years ago, reconstructs the hanging of patriots, through the eyes of one of them, Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, played by Luc Picard. The feature film had won four Jutra awards, including those for best actor awarded to Luc Picard and best supporting actress awarded to Sylvie Drapeau.
As part of the FIFHM, we will screen, among other things, "La ville d'un rêve" by director Annabel Loyola, which takes "a personal look at the history of the founding of Montreal", we said in a press release. , Wednesday, launching the 4th edition.
People will also be able to see “Massoud, the legacy” by Nicolas Jallot, “about a character who could have changed the history of Afghanistan”.
At the opening, we propose a film that is very suitable following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, "The Cacophony of Donbass" by Ukrainian filmmaker Igor Minaev, which "plunges us into the history of this region of eastern Ukraine, since the Russian revolution.
In closing, we will celebrate our maritime history with "Le Cul-Pointu", by James Gray and Marie-Christine Lavoie, as well as "Le roi du Golfe", by Robert Tremblay.
All programming is available online, where you can also purchase a package to watch films from the comfort of your home.