The Cinemania festival, which features French films with English subtitles, keeps in the film loop by offering ten films over the course of the summer, eight of them are free outdoor film screenings of films from the last year, many are award winners.
If you want to enjoy some of the hottest French films, here are some you can check out.
Le Fils de Jean (A Kid) (2016)
June 4, Parc La Fontaine, 9 p.m.
Mathieu is the product of what he thinks is a one night stand until he gets a call that his “father” has just died in Montreal. Mathieu takes off to meet his two Canadian brothers, and also discovers that he’s not exactly welcome — or known.
MÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE (IRREPLACEABLE) (2016)
July 14, Terrace of the Sofitel Hotel, 9 p.m.
The local country doctor is on call 24-7. Then he gets sick. When a young doctor, Natalie, comes from the hospital to assist him, her ability to keep up his old schedule and ways is uncertain.
July 20th, NDG Park, 9 p.m.
A 30-something divorced lawyer with two daughters reconnects with two men during a friend’s wedding. Will she avoid emotional meltdown and create a new life for herself?
July 27, Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-laurent, 9 p.m.
Born in Cairo, Dalida is a musical celebrity of the 50s who could sing in multiple lagnauges.
Aug 11, Parc Jean Brillian, 8:30 p.m.
In the 19th century, Chocolate became the first black circus artist in France.
MAL DE PIERRES (From the Land of the Moon) (2016)
Aug 21, Place de la Paix, time tba
A Marion Cotillard film is going to be much loved no matter what. Gabrielle struggles in her loveless marriage but meets a handsome stranger while being treated for kidney stones in the Alps. Oh those 1950s!
DANS LES FORETS DE SIBÉRIE (Siberia) (2016)
Aug 27, Village au Pied du Courant, 9 p.m.
A Parisian executive flees the city to the glorious silence, space, and solitude of Siberia.
La Danseuse (the Dancer) (2016)
Aug 29, Parc la Fontaine, 8:30 p.m.
Get ready to follow the life of Loie Fuller, an American who leaves for Paris and the Folies Bergeres. The film focuses on the period in which she turns from mentee to rival with Isadora Duncan. She inspired Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumiere-Brothers.