You can call it a film geek’s wet dream or you can call it movie overload.

Le Festival Du Nouveau Cinema has been, over the past decade, the most progressive film festival in Montreal. Year after year, the organizers have outdone themselves in concocting a program that will satisfy even the most fervent of cinema fans.
This year’s selection has some of the best from the Venice, Toronto, Cannes and New York Film Festivals. Its selection revolves around buzz-worthy films that have taken over the above-mentioned film fests.

The catch to the festival is that you have to choose wisely and find the diamonds in the rough. I’m looking forward to having a chance to visit the new worlds of masters such as:

Britain’s Mike Leigh (Another Year)

Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Biutiful)

Romania’s Cristi Puiu (Aurora)

Denmark’s Thomas Vinterberg (Submarino)

France’s Jean Luc Godard (Film Socialisme)

France’s Clair Denis (White Material)

France’s Catherine Breillat (La Belle Endormie)

This article originally appeared in Volume 31, Issue 10, published October 19, 2010.