The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

The Théâtre Outremont and The International Festival of Films on Art offer three exceptional events!

 « L’Art en vues » continues online 

The Théâtre Outremont and The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) are pleased to pursue their close collaboration with the screening series “L’Art en vues” whose theatrical run was abruptly interrupted by the pandemic. Paying tribute to the rich programming of the 38th online edition of FIFA, which was a great success, the Théâtre Outremont is offering, in June and July, the broadcast of three outstanding films from this year's Festival: Mouffe, muse et mentore by Carmel Dumas; Albin de la Simone, images fantômes by Pauline Jardel; and Que l'amour by Laetitia Mikles. Broadcast of these documentaries will occasion live meetings with the artists Mouffe and Albin de la Simone. Selection of these three cinematographic works was a natural choice, all clearly sharing common ground: each was directed by a talented woman, celebrates the universe of music, and presents a portrait of an artist with a remarkable and singular career and personality.

This skilfully crafted program also evokes the spirit of the Théâtre Outremont, an essential venue for chanson repertoire in Montreal. Aiming, as ever, to provide a unique artistic experience to the loyal audiences of Théâtre Outremont and of FIFA, the conversations will be animated by Marie-Claude Tremblay Belzile, responsible for Théâtre Outremont programming, from this mythical locale (in the case of Mouffe) and via Skype for the two other invited personalities; they will be streamed via L’Outremont’s social media.

More programming details on this co-presentation of films by the Théâtre Outremont and FIFA are accessible on the website, where tickets may also be purchased online (at the low price of $ 3.99, taxes included).



Directed by Carmel Dumas
Canada (Québec) | 2020 | 45 min. | French Original Version

The muse of New Wave filmmakers, including the young Robert Charlebois, Mouffe began her career as an actor and songwriter. She went on to dedicate more than 50 years of her life to the Quebec arts scene, which, with passion and originality, she has helped to anchor at the heart of Francophone culture. Co-creator alongside Jean-Guy Moreau of the Revue Yéyé and with a leading role in several Quebec films, she is also a seasoned songwriter. She later became a designer and stage director, as well as a mentor for emerging performers, and has been involved in countless major Quebec shows. Committed and generous, resilient and tactful, Mouffe opens the door to what she calls her secret garden.

Film rental: Thursday June 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m. to Tuesday June 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
At the price of $3.99 (taxes included)
Monday June 15, 4 p.m.
Exclusive meeting with Mouffe live
via L’Outremont’s Facebook/YouTube accounts.


Directed by Pauline Jardel
France | 2016 | 50 min. | French Original Version

Film and music lovers are invited to discover this delightful documentary by director Pauline Jardel, which explores the universe of this prolific singer-songwriter, following him from the Philharmonie de Paris to his living room, passing through the countryside of his childhood. Jardel, who has collaborated with the likes of Miossec, Vanessa Paradis, Arthur H, Alain Souchon, Jean-Louis Aubert and Salif Keita, has made a name for himself on the music scene beyond France over the past twenty years, and his fragile timbre, chiselled poetry and inventive melodies have earned him an instant following. Through an intimate, often funny epic, this filmographic work authentically illustrates the questions and reflections that mark the inspiring career of this accomplished artist.

Film rental from Thursday June 25, 2020, 11.59 p.m. to Tuesday June 30, 2020, 11.59 p.m.
At the price of $3.99 (taxes included)
Monday, June 29, 4 p.m.
Exclusive meeting with Albin de la Simone live
via L’Outremont’s Facebook/YouTube accounts.


Directed by Laetitia Mikles
France | 2019 | 79 min. | French Original Version/Arabic
JURY AWARD of FIFA’s 38th edition

In his early twenties, Abdel—a young French man of Algerian origin—discovers the work of Jacques Brel. This explosive encounter with words will prove a revelation and will grow into a profound desire to perform the songs of this giant of French chanson. Laetitia Mikles provides a window on the intimate, day-to-day life of a young singer finding his voice. Through her film, we discover a bright and charismatic man who, by way of Brel’s poetry, will come to reconnect with his Algerian roots. A film overflowing with beauty and authenticity.

Film rental: from Thursday July 9, 2020, 11.59 p.m. to Tuesday July 14, 2020, 11.59 p.m. 
Price $3.99 (taxes included)
Monday, July 13, 4 p.m.
Exclusive meeting with director Laetitia Mikles
via L’Outremont’s Facebook/YouTube accounts.