Founded in 1994 by Hussain Amarshi, Mongrel Media is a leading Canadian independent film distributor focused on bringing the best of local and world cinema to Canadian audiences. Cinematheque has screened much of their best work and in its honour we present a tribute to their success.

Into Great Silence
Sat, Feb 7 at 3 pm
One of the most mesmerizing and poetic chronicles of spirituality ever created, this film is a rare, transformative experience about daily life inside the Grande Chartreuse, considered one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries.

A Girl Is A Girl
Sat, Feb 7 at 7 pm
Veteran independent film editor Reginald Harkema (Goon, Hard Core Logo) made his feature debut with this terrific film about a 20-year-old graphic design student named Trevor searching for the perfect girlfriend in the Vancouver art scene.
Only Lovers Left Alive
Sat, Feb 7 at 9 pm
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. A major new work from the director of Broken Flowers, Mystery Train and Down By Law.

The Passenger
Sun, Feb 8 at 7 pm
A rare 35mm print of Antonioni’s suspenseful and haunting portrait of a drained journalist whose deliverance is an identity exchange with a dead man. He embarks on a treacherous journey through Africa, Spain, Germany and England.

The Great Beauty
Wed, Feb 11 at 7 pm
Winner of the Best Foreign Film at last year’s Academy awards, The Great Beauty is the charming story of journalist Jep Gambardella who charms and seduces his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome as a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles.

The Lunchbox
Thu, Feb 12 at 7:30 pm
A sweet, tender story set in India about a lonely housewife who creates lunches for delivery to office workers. One day her lunch is delivered to the wrong person and she finally discovers a man who appreciates her efforts and they start to exchange intimate notes.