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Éviction (French)
Fernand-Seguin screening room
May 17th - June 10th, 2024
72 min
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label New releases.

The June 10 screening will be presented with English subtitles, and followed by a Q&A with mathilde capone

Directed by
mathilde capone
72 min

Since 2010, Parthenais has held within its walls the life of a whole queer community. They are gay, lesbian, trans, and they live together in Centre-Sud in the heart of Montreal, in a triplex that is falling apart. Between the parties that sometimes welcome more than two hundred people until the wee hours of the morning, the collective dinners, the great joys and the small despairs, this old flat has transformed the lives of its tenants. Twelve years later, the building is bought by a wealthy family who wants to live there, gentrification being the order of the day. This marks the end of a mythical space that has transformed Montreal’s queer scene for a decade. The boxes are too small to contain all the stories that have taken place within these walls. Eviction is the story of this turning page, as the distraught residents search for a new place to call home in the midst of a housing crisis and land speculation.


mathilde capone

mathilde capone lives and works in Montreal / Tiohtiá:ke. As a filmmaker, freelance worker, and popular education facilitator, they seek to shape alternative possibilities by giving voice to marginalized communities and creating tools for education and empowerment. Through their master's degree in social anthropology at the Université de Montréal, they documented the resistance of the Ilnu people of Pessamit against systemic violence and co-directed a feature film with them, Paroles d’Ilnu·es. In the project Des-terres-minées, they co-directed 30 short films giving voice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in "Quebec" about their visions of the territory. As a feminist, anticolonial, lesbian, and queer activist, passionate about research, they are involved in various collective initiatives that provide food for thought and transformation. Their first feature-length documentary La fabrique du consentement : regards lesbo-queer, independently produced with very little funding, was notably presented at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma in 2021. Eviction, their second feature film depicting the eviction of a queer housing collective, was unveiled at the Montreal International Documentary Festival in 2023 and received the People's Choice Award. La maison des rebelles, which follows the opening of the first lesbian retirement home in Montreal / Tiohtià:ke, is their next film.


About mathilde capone