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Montreal’s LGBTQ film festival Image+Nation is back for its 31st edition from November 22 to December 2, 2018. This year, there are 29 feature films, 6 documentaries and 4 programs of short films (GLOBALqueer, HOMOcourts, LESBO courts and Queerment Québec).

The CINÉ-literature series explores queer storytelling by translating written word into images on the screen. Author of the bestseller We the Animals Justin Torres will give an exclusive reading at The Violet Hour, an evening of short readings with LGBTQ writers involved with cinema. The films in this new series are The Happy Prince, The Miseducation of Cameron Post and We the Animals.

The opening film is Plaire, aimer et courir (Sorry Angel) from director Christophe Honoré about the relationship of a writer in his late thirties with a young bisexual student. The closing film is Un couteau dans le coeur (Knife + Heart) from director Yann Gonzalez about a serial killer killing the gay porn actors of a producer.

Here are my top 5 films to watch at Image+Nation:


Eva+Candela -¿Cómo te llamas?
Director Candela (Alejandra Lara) falls in love with the lead actress of her first feature, Eva (Silvia Varón). Through the film, we follow the couple through the ups and downs of their relationship. While Eva becomes a famous actress always travels, Candela wants to settle down and start a family. Can their love withstand everything, even after becoming parents?
Colombia – Ruth Caudeli – 93 min
Friday November 30, 2018: Salle J-A De Sève at 7 p.m.