Quebecor and “Éléphant: The memory of Québec cinema” have announced a new event: Éléphant ClassiQ, which will screen classic films from around the world on the big screen.
The first edition of Éléphant ClassiQ was held last year as a part of Montreal’s “Festival du nouveau cinéma.” This year, its theme will be, “les films qui ont fait le cinéma,” or movies that have marked the history of cinema.
The 2015 edition of Éléphant ClassiQ will feature films from the French-speaking world, and restored classic films from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and Québec, which will be shown with English subtitles. The festival will also offer master classes and opportunities to meet distinguished people in the film industry.
“Quebecor is proud to help bring our cinema to a wider audience,” stated Quebecor CEO and President Pierre Dion. “For us, Éléphant ClassiQ is another way to make restored, digitized films better known and more accessible — not only movies from Québec’s cinematic heritage but classic films from the world over.”
Éléphant ClassiQ will be held on November 19-22 at the Imperial Cinema, Salle Claude-Jutra at the Cinémathèque québécoise and Salle Pierre-Bourgault at UQAM.