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Polytechnique (Blu-ray) BFI


Young lives are forever changed when a gunman opens fires in a Canadian school, determined to kill as many women as possible.

A dramatization of the tragic Montreal Massacre, the events of the day are documented through the eyes of two student witnesses and the perpetrator, with the horrors of the carnage leaving a legacy far beyond the shooting itself.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) and shot in stark black-and-white by Pierre Gill, Polytechnique is a profound achievement from one of contemporary cinema’s most original directors.

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Special Features

Presented in High Definition
Includes both the English and French language versions of the film
Polytechnique: Ce qu’il reste du 6 décembre (2019, 52 mins): made for the thirtieth anniversary of the Montréal massacre, Judith Plamondon's documentary gives voice to the survivors and witnesses of the event and is narrated by Karine Vanasse, actress and co-producer of Polytechnique
***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Illustrated booklet featuring foreword by Denis Villeneuve, reminiscences by actor Karine Vanasse, a new essay on the film by Jessica Kiang and a look at the career of Denis Villeneuve by Justine Smith.