34th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)

Friday, March 11, from 5:30 p.m.

Photo : Foley Artist

Screenings of the International Festival of Films on Art

As part of the 34th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), the Museum, in collaboration with the Festival, will offer four days of public screenings in the J.A. Bombardier Theatre: Friday, March 11; Saturday, March 12; Saturday, March 19; and Sunday, March 20, 2016.

The films presented at the McCord Museum and carefully selected by FIFA will focus largely on themes related to the rich collections of the Museum and will underscore the important role played by photography, fashion and Aboriginal culture.

Please note that there is a charge to view the films presented at the McCord Museum as part of FIFA.
For ticket prices and descriptions of the films, please consult the 2016 FIFA website
Space is limited. Reservations are not required and cannot be accepted

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Friday, March 11, 2016

From 5:30 p.m.:

Yeaning for the presence | Ringen um die Gegenwart
Uli Aumüller, 2015
Duration: 59 minutes
German, English subtitles
North American premiere

In 2008, the Staatsoper Stuttgart commissioned Mark Andre to write an opera directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito. The subject derived from a tale that had fascinated the composer since childhood: the disappearance of Jesus from Nazareth. The main character of this opera, which was seven years in the making, was German theologian Johannes Reuchlin (1455-1522), a specialist in the Kabbalah of the 15th century. The film follows the creation of Wunderzaichen, under the musical direction of Sylvain Cambreling, which was acclaimed by critics and public alike.

Sculpting in Color
Gerry Fox, 2015
United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Original English version
World premiere

This film follows the legendary Tunisian-born British sculptor Phillip King, now 80 years old, a contemporary of Anthony Caro, over a one-year span as he creates a new sculpture in his marvellously chaotic studio in West Hampstead, London. We watch him as he constructs a model and then replicates it in large form with the help of assistants. We also see him preparing for various gallery and outdoor exhibitions of his work dating from the last sixty years, including a retrospective of his iconic metal and fibreglass sculptures from the 1960s at the Duveen Gallery of Tate Britain.

From 7:30 p.m.:

Foley Artist
Tony Bestard, 2013
Duration : 18 minutes
Original English version
Canadian premiere

A sound technician who specializes in Foley effects (recreating sounds for a film not directly recorded during shooting) has an accident that leaves him housebound for a few days. During that time, an attractive woman across the street, who has just moved into the neighbourhood, becomes his new muse. What if he created the soundtrack for his daily life?

Night and Day
Alex Jones and Anthony Wall, 2015
United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes
Original English version

For the past 40 years, Arena has made an indelible mark on the history of British television. Night and Day features famous names  – the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Orson Welles, Jack Nicholson, Anita Ekberg, Luciano Pavarotti, Sister Wendy Beckett, Gerald Scarfe and William S. Burroughs – and the not so famous. Rather than making a “best of” compilation for the anniversary, the film is an evocation, based on Arena’s archives, of the one experience common to everything and everyone on the planet: the inexorable 24-hour cycle of night and day, from dawn to dusk to dawn again, in a feat of editing.


Consult the complete program of screenings on Saturday, March 12; Saturday, March 19; and Sunday, March 20, 2016.


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