French-language film fest Cinémania starts today, November 1

Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet in Doubles Vies (Non-Fiction).

Montreal’s French-language film festival Cinémania runs from Wednesday, November 1 until Sunday, November 11.

The opening night film is Doubles Vies, directed by Olivier Assayas. Stars include Juliette Binoche, Guillaume Canet and Vincent Macaigne. The films characters are involved in the book publishing industry in France.

The film has English subtitles; its English language title is Non-Fiction.

Opening night tickets are $25, but the film will also be shown again on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. Tickets cost $9 for people 30 and under; $12.75 (people 65 and older). General admission is $13.50
Both screenings will be at Cinéma Imperial, 1430 Bleury.

The Cinémania lineup includes films from France, Belgium, and a Quebec-Belgium co-production.

In a fun twist, the French film Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim) will have one of its two screenings at the swimming pool of the MAA Sports Centre, 2070 Peel St. Le Grand Bain is about a bunch of guys who form a synchronized swimming team. Some have compared it to the British film The Full Monty.

I’ll have more to come about Cinémania.
Meanwhile, check out the Cinémania Film Festival web site.

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