Casa d'Italia

Our casa is your casa

This summer, in addition to our activities at the Livart, we will keep a foot in the door at Casa d’Italia, the Cinéma Public’s headquarters in Villeray. Here you’ll be able to discover new films in addition to our current programming. With Jean-Talon station right across the street, bad weather is no longer an excuse to miss a good movie on the big screen! To find out where Casa d’Italia is located, click here.

Voyages en Italie (Casa d'Italia)

A Chiara

The story of 15-year-old Chiara whose close-knit family falls apart after her father abandons them in Calabria.

Jonas Carpignano
Italia, France

language: Italian

121 min

Homegrown cinema (Casa d'Italia)

Dear Jackie

Dear Jackie is a cinematic letter to Jackie Robinson, the first Black man to play in Major League Baseball, after a stint with the minor-league Montreal Royals, and a key contributor to the civil rights movement in the United States.

Henri Pardo

language: English, French
subtitles: English or French

90 min

Vues de quartier (Casa d'Italia)

Je me souviens d'un temps où personne ne joggait dans ce quartier

A spotlight on the many faces of Park Ex, this film hints at the relentless gentrification threatening the social fabric of a neighbourhood.

Jenny Cartwright

language: no dialog

78 min

Homegrown cinema (Casa d'Italia)

Mon père et sa mélancolie

The protagonist of the documentary is Chong Ren He, the director’s father. Born in 1937 in Lijiang, a small town located in rural China on the Tibetan border, he is a descendant of the Naxi, one of the fifty-six Chinese minorities with a population of 300,000 people.

Xiaodan He

language: Mandarin, Naxi
subtitles: English or French

88 min

Homegrown cinema (Casa d'Italia)

Os Olhos do meu Amor

Patience, skill and ephemerality echo the precariousness of rural life as every four years a bountiful paper flower garden is created in the arid landscape of Portugal’s Alentejo interior.

Rui Silveira
Portugal, Canada

language: Portuguese
subtitles: French

74 min

Les insomniaques (Casa d'Italia)


Tampopo, a young widow, runs a mediocre noodle soup restaurant in a working-class district of Tokyo. She struggles bravely and aspires only to an honest life, until the day when a cowboy-like truck driver, Goro, enters her life. Together, they will try to elaborate the ultimate ramen recipe. 

Jûzô Itami

language: Japonais
subtitles: français

114 min

Queer cinema (Casa d'Italia)

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

When Evie befriends Randy, she finds herself confronted with a passion she has never felt before and the two young girls face the challenges of a new romance.

Maria Maggenti
United States

language: English

84 min

Queer cinema (Casa d'Italia)

Totally Fucked Up

The tragicomic story of a bunch of young gays living in Los Angeles. They are beautiful and cheerful, broke, and despite the occasional blues, the drama, they carry on happily, describing themselves as “Totally Fucked Up”.

Gregg Araki
United States

language: English

78 min

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