Cinémental: Francophone Film Festival, October 13-22

WINNIPEG, September 18, 2017 - The 26th edition of Cinémental is your chance to GET AN EYEFUL! Manitoba's

Festival of francophone films will feature 20 screenings of which almost all films will be subtitled in English.

Cinémental will take place over two separate weekends in two locations: from October 13 to 15 at CCFM (340 Provencher Boulevard) andfrom October 20 to 22 at SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas (1225 St. Mary's Road). Tickets will be on sale at 233-ALLÔ online as of September 18 or in person at 147 Provencher Boulevard as of October 2. For 50$, festival passes will allow you to attend all Cinémental screenings!

In partnership with Québec Cinéma, audiences will view six major productions: The Cyclotron ( Le cyclotron , fantasy film), A Kid ( Le fils de Jean , adaptation prize for Gabriel Arcand), C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernier (starring Denise Filiatrault and Sophie Lorain), Et au pire, on se mariera (directed by Léa Pool starring Sophie Nélisse and Karine Vanasse), Father and Guns 2 ( De père en flic 2, very popular comedy with Michel Côté and Louis-José Houde) and Les rois mongols (directed by Luc Picard). From Manitoba, Jeremy Guénette's thriller Mia will premiere (starring Benoit Rivest, Gabriel Gosselin, Simon Miron, Alison Palmer, Francis Fontaine, Yvan Lécuyer et André Vrignon-Tessier).

The programming will also feature excellent films from France, as well as Canadian co-productions: Two Is A Family ( Demain tout commence, starring Omar Sy), My Life as a Zuchini ( Ma vie de courgette, award-winning animated film), Dalida (a tribute to the famous songstress), Mr & Mme Adelman (a romantic comedy by Guy Bedos), Patients (inspired by the life of spoken word artist Grand corps malade), Lost in Paris ( Paris pieds nus, Chaplin and Wes Anderson-style comedy), Back to Burgundy ( Retour en Bourgogne, Cédric Klapisch's new film), A Bag of Marbles (U n sac de bill es, family film based on a true story), Happy End (directed by Michael Haneke starring Isabelle Huppert, an official selection of Cannes 2017) and Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute , Jury's Special Award at Cannes 2017).

Cinémental will feature a few free screenings. Saturday, October 14 at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM, 340 Provencher Boulevard) at 1 PM the Rendez-vous du documentaire de Radio-Canada (CBC Documentary festival); at 5 PM Le 100 NONS will present the short documentary Croisée des mondes , a musical and intercultural sharing collaboration which brought together four Franco-Manitoban artists and four immigrant artists from Manitoba's francophone community. Sunday, October 15 at 1 PM, watch both the amateur and professional entries of the short film competition in the Antoine-Gaborieau Room.

This year, family themes are prevalent in the programming. It is also to be noted that almost half of the programming consists of adaptations ofnovels.

To learn more about the festival and programming, visit and follow Cinémental on Facebook, Twitter et Instagram, or write to us at . In 2017, Cinémental wants you to GET AN EYEFUL!