Cultural activities: what to do this weekend

Cultural activities: what to do this weekend

, Bruno Lapointe and Sarah-Émilie Nault MISE À DAY

Here are some suggestions for cultural activities to do this weekend.

Unreleased Bergman

Since the Last week, the Cinémathèque québécoise invited us to revisit the work of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman by presenting a selection of his films that have very rarely (if ever) been screened in Quebec. This weekend, moviegoers will be able to see on the big screen Persona, his psychological drama from 1966, bringing together on screen two of his favorite actresses, Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson. Also on the program: Face to Face, his four-part TV series also starring Liv Ullmann. 

Where: Cinémathèque québécoise

— Maxime Demers

Come to my house

The shows Cré Basile, Madame is served or Chabadaonce kept you glued to your cathode ray screen? So, know that their director, Guy-V. Robillard, opens his memory box today to retrace the short history of television in Quebec. Written in collaboration with the author Céline Constantin, Come to my home thus retraces the path of this sacred monster of our small screen, from the sets of Radio-Canada to those of TVA, through his encounters with stars from here (Jean Duceppe, Lise Payette) and elsewhere (Charles Aznavour and Mireille Mathieu). In short, candy for any telephile worthy of the name. 

Come to my house at VDCM editions

— Bruno Lapointe

Souvenirs du Faubourg à m'lasse

School bag on his back, little Francis, who is not yet ten years old, decides to run away to escape from this Faubourg à m'lasse – the old Centre-Sud district of Montreal – which makes him grow up too quick. He then plunges back into the memories of his unusual early childhood, having witnessed almost everything a child should ever see. Written in I, this first novel by Francis Ouellette transports us to a difficult childhood (violence, alcohol, prostitution, drugs…) lived in a neighborhood with black clouds that sometimes manage to pierce a few points of light. A novel that is often difficult, but overwhelmingly truthful and with raw spoken writing from the old Faubourg à m'lasse.

Fancy molasses published by La Mèche 

— Sarah-Émilie Nault