Cinemania – A Film Festival Highlighting Montreal’s French Connection!

November is the month to board flights to Montreal and experience the quintessential impression of the French cinema in Canada!! In the penultimate month of 2014, the city of Montreal is hosting Cinemania, one of the most popular film festivals in Canada. If you are in the city from 6th to 16th November, consider being a part of this 20 year old film fiesta that features French language movies. Let’s check a few more details about this prominent French film festival!



The festival will open with the gala screening of Anne Fontaine’s movie ‘Gemma Bovery’ at Imperial Cinema located on the Bleury Street. This movie is based on the novel of same name written by British graphic-novelist Posy Simmonds.


Tickets for the majority of movie screenings are available online. Film fanatics, disembarking flights in Montreal between 06th and 16th November, can save big by buying Passport for All Films. Festival Pass for six films is also up for sale. Log on to the official portal to buy tickets and to check more details and upcoming deals. You can buy tickets for these movies 24 hours prior to their screening.

Special Events

Besides, this fest also entices several film students, critics etc. to participate in special events such as tributes to notable celebrities and intriguing discussions. This edition of Cinemania features two events in tribute to notable French actress Anouk Aimée. On November 16th, reach Cinema Imperial to be a part of Roundtable discussion with talented actress Emmanuelle Devos and popular French film director Martin Provost who directed movie ‘Violette’ starring Devos. After this discussion, screening of Violette will start.


Bid adieu to this year’s Cinemania with ‘Party Girl’ which has already been featured at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and has won two coveted prizes Camera d’Or award and the Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize.

Since all movies are subtitled in English, UK travellers reserving seats on Montreal bound flights can buy tickets for the screenings, with no worry about the language barrier.