cELLEuloid

cELLEuloid is a monthly series of films directed by women and women-identifying people. It aims to create a space to showcase all genres and levels, from classics to cult hits to Montreal premieres!

It is founded and curated by Dara Moats, who is also part of the programming teams for the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal, the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival in Saskatchewan and Fantastic Fest and SXSW in Austin, Texas. cELLEuloid is proud to partner with Cinema Public to bring all the complexities of the female gaze to the big screen.

Past program


Costa Brava, Lebanon

Lebanon, in the near future. Soraya and Walid have built an idyllic life in the mountains, far from the chaos and pollution of Beirut, when the family’s peaceful life is brutally challenged by the installation of a supposedly ecological landfill…

Mounia Akl
Lebanon, France, Spain

language: Arabic
subtitles: English

106 min

Past program


Fast Times at Ridgemont High

A teen movie that blends hormone-fueled hilarity with an almost sociological examination of the 1980s teenage experience: the shopping mall hangouts, fast-food jobs, buzzkill teachers, awkward dates, and first experiences of love and sex.

Amy Heckerling
United States

language: English

89 min

cELLEuloid


How to Save a Dead Friend

Filmed over the course of 12 years, How to Save a Dead Friend is a personal cry from the heart, and a message from a silenced generation. It is an unbreakable love story existing in a destructible world.

Marusya Syroechkovskaya
Sweden, Norway, France

language: Russian

103 min

Past program


Ninjababy

A baby has lodged itself unnoticed in her stomach, and if there’s one thing that Rakel knows: She doesn’t want it.

Yngvild Sve Flikke
Norvège

language: Norvégien
subtitles: anglais

103 min

Past program


Pleasure

Bella Cherry arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult film star, but she soon learns that fame won’t come easy as she harnesses her ambition and cunning to rise to the top of this mesmerizing and singular world.

Ninja Thyberg
Sweden, Netherlands, France

language: English, Swedish
subtitles: French

109 min

Past program


Sharp Stick

The life of naive Sarah Jo, a 26-year-old virgin babysitter who lives with her mother and sister, goes off the rails when she meets the father of the child she’s babysitting, a sexy brute. The young girl dives into sexual exploration and perversion to make up for lost time.

Lena Dunham
United-States

language: English

86 min

Past program


Shiva Baby

Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby focuses on twentysomething Danielle (Rachel Sennott), a perennial student who’s been lying to her supportive but overbearing parents about her faltering academic career.

Emma Seligman
United States, Canada

language: English

77 min

Past program


Slaxx

SLAXX tells the story of a possessed pair of jeans brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. When the body count mounts, the panicked staff disbands and the struggle for survival begins.

Elza Kephart
Quebec (Canada)

language: English
subtitles: French

76 min

Past program


Test Pattern

Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit.

Shatara Michelle Ford
United States

language: English

82 min

International cinema


The Eternal Daughter

In this ghost story, a middle-aged woman and her older mother must face long-buried secrets. This haunting mystery stars Tilda Swinton in a mesmerizing performance as a woman forced to confront past memories while visiting an eerily empty old manor.

Joanna Hogg
United States, United Kingdom

language: English
subtitles: French

96 min

Past program


Zola

From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola’s stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.

Janicza Bravo
United States

language: English
subtitles: French

90 min

Cinéma Public,
a cinema on the move