New film event - Éléphant ClassiQ: Movies that have marked the history of cinema - In Montréal from November 19 to 22

Quebecor and Éléphant: The memory of Québec cinemaare pleased to announce a new event: Éléphant ClassiQ, the only festival of its kind in Canada, will screen classic films from around the world on the big screen. Its theme will be les films qui ont fait le cinéma (movies that have marked the history of cinema).


The first edition of Éléphant ClassiQ was held last year as part of the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma. This year’s edition will be held as a separate event on November 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2015 at three theatres: the Imperial Cinema, Salle Claude-Jutra at the Cinémathèque québécoise and Salle Pierre-Bourgault at UQAM. It will give film buffs an opportunity to experience great films of the past from Québec and elsewhere.


Repertory films are a fabulous window on the past, commented Claude Fournier. They piece together what it means to be human and give us a new take on ourselves. They truly are a kaleidoscope of marvels. Claude Fournier and Marie-José Raymond are steering the ambitious event with the help of a dedicated team of film experts.

Quebecor is proud to help bring our cinema to a wider audience. For us, Éléphant ClassiQ is another way to make restored, digitized films better known and more accessible – not only movies from Québec’s cinematic heritage but classic films from the world over.

Pierre Dion President and CEO of Quebecor

The 2015 edition of the festival will feature movies from the French-speaking world. Restored classic films from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and Québec will be shown with English subtitles. Éléphant ClassiQ will also offer master classes and opportunities to meet distinguished film people. The superb films on the program will give young people a chance to discover important works and the not-so-young a chance to relive indelible memories. Éléphant ClassiQ is being presented in partnership with Université du Québec à Montréal and in cooperation with the Cinémathèque québécoise.


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