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Touched With Fire     Eng. with Fr. subt.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7 P.M.


Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]

 

The ACFF is proud to open the festival with the screening of Touched with Fire. Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite doctors’ nad parents’ attempts to separate them, they pursue their beautiful but destructive romance which swings them from fantastical manic highs tp suicidal depressive lows, until they have to choose between sanity and love. (USA) [107 minutes]

 

The writer/director, Paul Dalio, is a New York nased filmmaker. He received his BA in screenwriting at the NYU Tisch School and his MFA at the Graduate Film program where he methis wife and collaborator. Mania Days is Paul’s debut, inspired by his past struggles with manicdepression.

 

Touched with Fire will have its Canadian French/English premiere at ACFF 2015.

 

Touched with Fire

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Youth Awareness Programs


Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]

 

Each program consists of two free films for high school students: Pressure and All I ever Wanted.

 

Pressure


English with French subtitles


An exploration in the daily stress of a teenage girl. [Directed by Lily Yu, by Bay Area Video Coalition, 2 minutes, USA, year, English with French subtitles]


 

 

All We Ever Wanted


North American Première , Dutch with english & french subtitles


A documentary about the subject of depression & social peer pressure amongst young adults

 

In contemporary society, the possibilities are seemingly endless, you always know what is going on in the world, and there is always someone telling you how fast and successful others are. Yet apparently there is a downside to it. Stress can take its toll.

 

A film about young, creative and ambitious people living the big-city-life. They seem to have it all with their great looks, fashionable outfits and careers that are taking off. In this highly visual documentary, we discover what’s wrong with this perfect picture and the price that one may have to pay for having it all.

 

Emiel, a commercial director and tattoo artist, had to cope with severe panic attacks. Niki, a fashion designer, has been on antidepressants for some time now. Daniel, a recent art school graduate and illustrator, deals with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

In All We Ever Wanted, filmmaker Sarah Mathilde Domogala combines interview excerpts with quickly edited footage of her subjects at home and work, intercut with meetings and parties – in short, a stylish slice of urban existence.

 

Emiel, a subject in the film and currently living in Amsterdam, will attend the post-screening panel alongside mental health professionals.

 

All We Ever Wanted will inspire much interactive audience conversation on peer pressure and other problems facing young adults in our society. [Director : Sarah Mathilde Domogala, 49 minutes, NDR, year, English with French subtitiles]





For the Youth Awareness Program Matinées:

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  Tel : 514-787-1475    Email: yap@acff.ca


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"DocuMental" Series


Thursday, October 29, 2015, 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]


PaPa Trouble

PaPa Trouble

Directed by Cécile Gariépy

CDN | 2015 | 5 min

English with French subtitles

  

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Detour

Detour

Directed by Gabriel Boucher

CDN | year | 17 min

French with English subtitles

  

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Leben (Touching Life)

Leben

Directed by Carolin Faber

GER | year | 18 min

German with English and French subtitles

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A Short History of Madness

A Short History of Madness

Directed by Isabelle Hayeur
Canada | year | 27 min

French

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Where the Sky Ends

Where the Sky ends

Directed by Gilad Cohen
ISR | 2013 | 23 min

Hebrew with English and French subtitles

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Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]


Curfew

Curfew

OSCAR Winner - Live Action Short Film 2013

Written and Directed by:Shawn Christensen

USA, 2012, 19 minutes

English with French subtitles

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The Phone Call

The Phone Call

Oscar Winner Best Live Action Short 2015

Written and directed by Mat Kirkby

Starring Oscar Nominee Sally Hawkins and

Oscar Winner Jim Broadbent

Ireland, 2013, 19 minutes

English with French subtitles

  

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A Complicated Way to Live

Director: Ged Hunter

GBR, 2014, 15 minutes

English with French subtitles

  

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Letting You Go

Letting You Go

Directed by Kim Faber

NDR, 2013, 28 minutes

Dutch with English & French subtitles

  

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Living Museum     English


Friday, October 30, 2015 7:00 P.M.


Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]

 

Director: Jessica Yu

 

What is art? What makes an artist? And where is the line between creativity and madness? That's the wonderful thing about the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. After a while, patients transform into artists. Guided by Dr. Janos Marton, curator, psychologist, and artist himself, The Living Museum explores these questions and the complex lives of six very different talents, from a young black artist who creates politically charged pop art to a middle-aged woman who creates minimalist pastels of strict line and color.

 

Director Jessica Yu is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker working in a variety of media and genres. [USA, 88 minutes]

 



 

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