In MONTRÉAL NEW WAVE, director Érik Cimon tracks down the men and women who brought a flamboyant, forward-looking international movement home to Québec, in so doing adding a new chapter to our cultural history. English- and French-speakers, musicians, performers, designers, dancers: this confluence of genres and identities spawned a singular groove, original and provocative, where everyone literally projected themselves into the future. After rock and punk rock, New Wave was a natural development in reaction to the boredom and underemployment that marked the era. With few means apart from a rampant DIY philosophy, it got the Montréal of the 80s up and dancing. MONTRÉAL NEW WAVE took the Gémeaux prize for Best Documentary (Art and Culture) in 2016.
Jean-Baptiste De Brabander
Event and partnership coordinator
Les Films du 3 mars
After rock and punk rock, New Wave was a natural development in reaction to the boredom and underemployment that marked the era.