OTTAWA’S CINEMA FOR INTERNATIONAL AND INDEPENDENT MOVIES

The lights will come on again!

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The ByTowne is now closed. But there's good news!

After the pandemic has been brought under control,
new management will take over the space and the ByTowne will re-open.

It may take a while for pandemic restrictions to be eased enough
that a feasible number of patrons can be allowed to watch a movie again,
but the new owners are working towards that day.

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Diverciné – Tu dors Nicole

13e festival DiverCiné : Le tour du monde en 10 films de La Francophonie

Please note that the trailer embedded on the left does not have English subtitles, but the copy of the film that we're playing will be subtitled. 

Poster art for Tu dors NicoleA wonderfully resigned Julianne Côté stars as insomniac 22-year-old Nicole, who’s spending her hot summer days looking for something to do with Véronique (Catherine St-Laurent), her similarly aimless best friend.

Characters both idiosyncratic and absurd pass through, but whether they’ll have any effect on Nicole’s arrested development is left in the air. The film skilfully portrays youthful malaise, bewilderment and unexpected hope. And did I mention that the whole thing is pretty hilarious, too?

Director Stéphane Lafleur counters the lackadaisical narrative with direction, editing and sound cues that are playful but precise, mysterious but potent, making every note in this exceptionally well-made film something to savour.

– Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto


Une jeune oisive profite de l’absence de ses parents, partis en voyage, pour jouir seule de la maison familiale durant l’été. Sans prévenir, son frère aîné rapplique avec deux potes musiciens qui, prenant d’assaut leur bungalow de banlieue, compromettent sa tranquillité.

Le réalisateur de Continental, un film sans fusil poursuit dans la même veine heureuse avec ce conte d’été placide à l’humour décalé, sur les états d’âme et les histoires de coeur d’une héroïne entre deux eaux, bien défendue par Julianne Côté (Le Ring). Tourné dans un somptueux noir et blanc, le film se distingue également par son emploi judicieux de la musique.

– Médiafilm.ca
 

DIVERCINÉ - PRIX D'ADMISSION/ADMISSION PRICES

  General / Non-Membres Members of/Membres du Cinéma ByTowne, Institut Canadien du Film, Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada

CHAQUE FILM

EACH FILM

$12 $8

CARNET PERSONNEL POUR 6 FILMS

6-FILM PASS, PER PERSON

$40 $30

 

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