Moviegoers of Montreal: looking for something a little more substantial than the usual blockbusters? The 27th edition of image+nation, Canada’s very first LGBT film festival, is only a week away! Starting on November 20th and running until the end of the month, the festival—which was first launched in 1987—showcases films from around the world that cater to “both Montreal’s gay and lesbian community and the city’s avid film lovers hungry for innovative and groundbreaking cinema”.
Including unwavering documentaries, intricate art-house films, laugh-out-loud comedies and everything in between, image+nation’s line-up has something for everyone. Screening the top films from LGBT cinema across the globe, the ten-day festival also features a significant amount of work from Quebec and Canada, including the moving documentary XYZ and the reprobate comedy Guidance.
Added to this year’s edition is a “New Latin Voices” focus, which includes the festival’s especially promising opener: The Way He Looks. Winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award, this heartwarming, oddball coming-of-age story is set in sunny Brazil and scored by Belle and Sebastian (warning: the subtitles will be in French for its screening at the festival).
Image+nation is a unique opportunity to view this year’s most beautiful and innovative work from the LGBT filmmaking community. To view the full list of screenings, visit their website.