Sunday, January 21 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films
Windigo (restored version)

Canada, Robert Morin, 1994, 97 minutes

**Presented in collaboration with Éléphant: mémoire du cinéma québécois

 

Sunday, February 4 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Adieu Bonaparte

Egypt, France, Youssef Chahine, 1985, 115 minutes

Thirsty for power and glory, Bonaparte undertakes the Egyptian campaign. Uninterested in the pursuit of war, General Caffarelli, an extravagant character enamoured of the Egyptian people, will denounce this destructive conquest. Michel Piccoli gives a remarkable performance in this romantic drama which is also a plea for tolerance.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Sunday, February 11 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Austerlitz

France, Abel Gance, 1960, 166 minutes

Story of the three years preceding the victory of Napoleon at the Battle of the Three Emperors. In 1805, Napoleon would triumph at Austerlitz over the Austro-Russian forces. Abel Gance draws a colourful portrait here of the French Emperor. The film brings together an unlikely cast, with Jean Marais, Michel Simon, Claudia Cardinale, Nelly Kaplan, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Orson Welles and Pierre Mondy in the role of Napoleon.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Wednesday, February 14 2018
18:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Le mythe de Napoleon au Canada français

Canada, Daniel Bertolino and Catherine Viau, 2017, 53 minutes 

**The filmmakers will be in attendance.

Adaptation of the eponymous book by Senator Serge Joyal, published in 2013, this documentary is an attempt to grasp how the Napoleonic myth was expressed in French Canada, according to the ideologies and sociocultural developments of the various generations. Answering the questions posed by the historian Jean-François Lozier, Joyal shares his thoughts on this great historical character.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Sunday, February 25 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In English
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Napoleon – The Rise of an Emperor

UK, David Barrie, 2015, 52 minutes 

From a simple officer in the Corsican army to first consul of France, the film retraces the dazzling rise of Napoleon Bonaparte to the leadership of the French nation in the late 1790s. Presented by the historian Andrew Roberts, this documentary is based on unpublished archival material found in personal letters shedding new light on this extraordinarily talented military commander. 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Sunday, March 4 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Bilingual
Films, In connection with : Nadia Myre
Wakiponi mobile

Selection of short films connected with the themes and issues featured in the art of Nadia Myre

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Sunday, March 25 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In English
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Les lignes de Wellington

Portugal, France, Valeria Sarmiento, 2012, 151 minutes, English subtitles

In September 1810, Napoleon’s troops invade Portugal. The Portuguese army, allied with the English and led by General Wellington, is forced to retreat to the enemy’s fortified lines at Torres Vedras. As a result of this strategy, combined with a scorched earth operation, the civil populations are forced to flee. In this anguished human epic, unlikely bonds are forged, and destinies are reversed. 

* This posthumous project by Raoul Ruiz, directed by Valeria Sarmiento, was acclaimed by the critics.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

 

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

Wednesday, April 4 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Le diable boiteux

France, Sacha Guitry, 1948, 125 minutes

A versatile diplomat, Talleyrand was in turn a republican, an adviser to the Emperor and a royalist… This sardonic biography about one of the most powerful men in France explores all the variations on the theme of political double-dealing and the ironies of history.  

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Sunday, April 15 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Le souper

France, Édouard Molinaro, 1992, 90 minutes

July 6, 1815. In a France numbed by Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, the country finds itself leaderless. Over a private candle-lit dinner, Talleyrand, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Fouché, the former Minister of Police and the current leader of the interim government, must choose a new sovereign. Sparring with each other brilliantly, violently, ironically and fiercely, these two utterly different men decide the fate of the nation. 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

Sunday, April 22 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Le colonel Chabert

France, Yves Angelo, 1994, 110 minutes

In Paris, February 1817, Derville, the Countess’s lawyer, is visited by an old, shabbily dressed man. He claims to be Colonel Chabert, who was supposed to have died in the Battle of Eylau in 1807 and now wishes to reclaim his title, his rights and his wife. Derville tries to untangle the threads of this never-ending intrigue constantly evolving in accordance with the vicissitudes of the endless Human Comedy.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.

 

Sunday, April 29 2018
14:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
In French
Films, In connection with : Napoleon: The imperial household
Monsieur N

France, United Kingdom, Antoine de Caunes, 2003, 120 minutes, English subtitles

Exiled to Saint Helena, a tiny island off the coast of Africa, the defeated Napoleon finds himself isolated in a place with a hostile climate. He prepares to fight his last battle, that of preserving his dignity as emperor. Taking a look at the whole range of possibilities, from the most scientific to the most speculative, this film explores many possibilities and adds yet a little more mystery to the Napoleonic legend.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5
VIP: $4

Taxes included. Maximum of four passes per person.