Opens the 32nd Montreal film festival

Opens the 32nd Montreal film festivalTonight starts the 32nd Montreal international film festival. The first thing residents and guests of this canadian city will see the premiere of the new film Director of "Les Choristes" by Christophe Barratier's "the Suburbs 36".In order to get this tape, selector festival Serzh Lasico had to endure a real fight, because in Montreal and it is rarely a show at the opening of the film. Directorial debut Barratt - "Les Choristes" - became in time an event in the film world and brought the creators of the nomination on "Oscar" in the category "Best foreign language film" and "Best song". But few people know that "Les Choristes" was first shown in Montreal - drama the festival was closed in 2004, after which he received rave reviews in the press and became a hit.And the Suburbs of 36", the premiere of which in Montreal will arrive the Director and the leading lady Nora Arnezeder, set in Paris in the mid 30-ies of the last century, where three unemployed artist capture the concert hall to put there own performance.To admit the festival has always had problems with the display quality of French films in recent years. Usually, Montreal decently lost in relation to his opponent - Toronto, the festival which begins in September. There are shown the tape many European paintings find their distributors in the States, and, by the way, as the Premier American cinema in Toronto, many people consider this festival "opening main Oscar race".But the success of "Glee" proved that Montreal is able to support the European and local Francophone films. This week, the festival received a grant from the government of the district of Quebec in the amount of 677 000 U.S. dollars, while last year the amount was $ 480 000. It is now difficult to believe that just two years ago, the festival has not received fromstate virtually no support.Among the guests of the festival this year are: producer Alan Ladd Jr., who will receive an honorary award, Tony Curtis - he arrives for the screening of the documentary The Jill and Tony Curtis Story, Brian De Palma, who will hold a master class, the actress Isabelle Huppert, Director mark Rydell, who heads the jury, and Marcia gay harden, who will arrive at premiere Home.The festival will end September 1 - come on the heels of his more prestigious Venice and Toronto, so headaches because of problems with the choice of standing paintings from selectors Montreal can be considered chronic. Source: Opens the 32nd Montreal film festival.

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