"Polytechnique" - Frühwerk Denis Villeneuve

Film Kanada Retrospektive
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CAN 2009. dir: Denis Villeneuve. D: Karine Vanasse, Maxime Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau. 77 min. frzOmdtU. RATED 16

On December 6, 1989, a rampage killer killed a total of fourteen women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Denis Villeneuve's multi-award-winning and much-discussed film reflects on the tragedy from the different perspectives of students Jean-François and Valerié as well as the woman-hating killer. In the constant change of time and viewing levels, the film succeeds in a courageous examination of an arbitrary act of violence that is challenging both in form and content. The film is based on reports by witnesses and survivors of the rampage, the characters are freely invented out of consideration for the families of the victims. POLYTECHNIQUE won a total of nine Canadian Genie Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. The film never received a regular theatrical release in Germany.

The theatrical release of DUNE: PART 2 has been postponed until March 2024 due to the Hollywood strike - our look at the early work of director Denis Villeneuve offers an opportunity to learn about the beginnings of this film artist who is one of the most original, visionary and exciting in contemporary Hollywood. He began in the francophone film scene of Quebec, where he quickly developed his peculiar blend of emotional narrative, complex characters, striking visual language, oscillating between pain and wit and fate.

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Price information:

10 € / reduced 7 € / members Cinema Quadrat e.V. 6 €


Cinema Quadrat K1 2 68159 Mannheim

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