The Museum of Modern Art in New York City presents Denis Villeneuve’s feature Polytechnique, from June 29 to July 5

Montreal, June 30, 2011 – Following the screening of Polytechnique at Canadian Front 2010, a Telefilm Canada initiative, and the outstanding success of Incendies, Denis Villeneuve’s feature film Polytechnique is being presented at the Museum of Modern (MoMA) in New York City from June 29 to July 5.


The screening will allow members of the public and the media, as well as potential buyers, to discover or rediscover the movie.


“Owing to the critical and popular success of Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies in the American market, and anticipating interest in the earlier work of this remarkable filmmaker, MoMA is sharing with New York audiences Polytechnique, an austere, moving and much-awarded film which, like Incendies, is about violence and grace,” said Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Polytechnique has already received very positive reviews from the New York Times and Time Out New York:


http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/movies/polytechnique-by-denis-villeneuve-review.html


http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-culture/film/1623625/polytechnique


Polytechnique, produced by Maxime Rémillard and Don Carmody, stars Maxim Gaudette, Karine Vanasse and Sébastien Huberdeau.


The film received funding from Telefilm Canada through the Canada Feature Film Fund.


About Polytechnique


Based on the first-hand accounts of those who survived the shootings at the École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989, Polytechnique recounts the tragic event through the eyes of Valérie and Jean-François, two students whose lives were turned upside down when a young man entered their school with only one thing on his mind: to kill as many women as possible before killing himself.


For a schedule of screenings, visit http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1189.