the PHI Centre
- Virtual Reality
Espace Rhino + Espace Plateau
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3
12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm
Admission is free, no reservation is required.
First come, first served.
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Four VR works to discover that were produced or co-produced by Luxembourg.
On the occasion of the 28th edition of CINEMANIA, where Luxembourg is the guest of honour, the PHI Centre presents a selection of four virtual reality (VR) works.
The four VR works proposed plunge us into universes ranging from the world of dreams to never-realized films.
MORE ON THE VR WORKS
Tokyo. A teenage girl jumps in front of a subway train. Her soul rises from the tracks. On the platform, the witnesses to the scene are in a state of shock. It has awoken a traumatic memory in each of them. A painful memory that plays out again and again. To end its wandering, the soul must pass into each of their minds, delve into their memories, and help them find peace.
Directed by Jan Kounen
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
25 minutes | Japanese, French and English subtitles
Directed by Jan Kounen, written by Charles Ayats and Sabrina Calvo, co-produced by Red Corner, France Télévisions, a_BAHN and Frakas Productions. Produced by Marie Blondiaux, Adrien Oumhani, Marion Guth, François Le Gall, Jean-Yves Roubin and Cassandre Warnauts. With the support of the Film Fund Luxembourg (lu), CNC (fr), Tax Shelter du gouvernement belge (be) and Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter mandaté par Belfius (be).
For every movie made, dozens of pictures remain missing forever. MISSING PICTURES gives directors a chance to tell the story that would otherwise never be told.
After Twilight Chapter 1’s huge box-office hit, American filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke tried to make an adaptation of The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey, a cult book of the 70s American counterculture and a precursor of eco-activism. The director revisits this project which excited her so much and which became, because of the reluctance of the Hollywood studios, one of these umpteenth “ghosts of the garage.”
Directed by Clément Deneux
Country: France, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Luxembourg, South Korea
11 minutes | French, English, German, Korean, Mandarin
Directed by Clément Deneux and based on an original idea by Joseph Beauregard. With Catherine Hardwicke. Produced by Antoine Cayrol, Oriane Hurard, Christian Neuman and Hélène Walland. A co-production of Atlas V, ARTE France, BBC, Serendipity, PTS Taiwan, Wild Fang Films and GIIOII. With the support of CNC, Pictanovo, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Procirep-Angoa, TAICCA, Film Fund Luxembourg, RAPA and the Ministry of Science and ICT (République de la Corée).
Metamorphosis is a project of which the constraints induced by the globalized confinement, which occurred due to the pandemic, were the starting point. It’s an ontological rupture and the beginning of an open dialogue through the Internet, involving friends and colleagues, living in different parts of the world, from Brazil to Taipei, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Belarus, the United States, France, the Netherlands or Iran.
Written and directed by Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron
25 minutes | French, English
Written and directed by Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron. VR experience by Don Pedro productions, Gil Pinheiro, Killian Pontiroli and Jordi van Netten. Music by Kevin Muhlen. Supported by Film Fund Luxembourg and Mudam Luxembourg.
A spiritual journey through the realms of the medicinal plants, led by indigenous Shipibo traditional healer in the Amazon rainforest.
Directed by Jan Kounen
Country: France, Luxembourg
12 minutes | No dialogue
Directed by Jan Kounen and produced by Atlas V, a_BAHN and Small. Executive producers: Antoine Cayrol, Marion Guth, Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies and Rodolphe Chabrier. Executive co-producers: Arnaud Colinart, Pierre Zandrowicz and Philippe Sonrier. With the participation of Guillermo Arévalo “Kestembetsa”.
Experience Art from Luxembourg in Montreal
November 3rd, 2022
6 pm to 9:30 pm
Admission is free, no reservation is required
With Luxembourg as guest of honour at the CINEMANIA Festival, Kultur | lx and the Arts Council Luxembourg would like to invite you to visit the PHI Centre to discover other creative works from Luxembourg that combine music, performance and dance.
A/V Performance | 33 minutes
By Andrea Mancini
In his project Minerals, Italian-Luxembourgish artist Andrea Mancini explores the fascinating world of minerals, their shifting forces, and their magnetic attraction for humans.
Concert | 40 minutes
C'est Karma is a young musician and activist from Luxembourg who doesn't hesitate to experiment with eclectic genres, sounds and visuals. Between hyperpop, alt-pop and noise influences, the 20-year-old presents her version of audacious pop. She talks about feminism, climate change or expresses her frustration with the inequality of the capitalist system.
Photo: Shade Cumini
ART. 13 RUNWAY
COMPAGNIE EDDI VAN TSUI
Dance Performance | 30 minutes
This performance format was freely inspired by the play Art. 13. The original play has been broken down and reinvented in a hybrid format specially created and adapted for the PHI Centre. Here, the theme of migration merges with that of fashion; topics approached in a manner that is free of inhibitions, raw and impulsive. The entire performance is based on a fashion show.
IN ADDITION TO CINEMANIA
Alongside the 28th edition of CINEMANIA, where Luxembourg is the guest of honour, the PHI Centre presents Up Close, a photo exhibition by Italian photographer and filmmaker based in Luxembourg Fabrizio Maltese, from November 2 to 30.
Images are all around us nowadays. The evolution of technology has made access to photography more democratic and thanks to electronic media, photos are more omnipresent than ever. In Up Close, Fabrizio Maltese attempts to revisit the codes and meaning of the celebrity images in this social-media age. These works will be an opportunity to ask questions about our relationship to the image and the portrayal of the self.
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June 30 → March 5
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July 6 → January 15
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July 6 → January 15
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September 15 → January 5
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September 20 → January 15
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November 9 → March 5
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November 16 → January 16
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