There is no sugar-coating its mandate: Au Contraire
is a film festival on mental illness. The third edition, running
Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 30 at the Maxwell Cummings Auditorium
in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, will once again showcase films that
challenge the myths and change the perceptions surrounding mental
Nor is there any shortage of material in the field.
Festival founder Philip Silverberg and director Marcel Pinchevsky were
inundated with 400 submissions from around the world – more than double
the number from last year – and have selected three features and eight
short films, in English and French, for this year’s program. Five of the
entries are Canadian premières.
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