Views of the World Film and Music Festival, a new player in the Montreal Film Festival scene, starts Thursday Sept. 22nd and runs until the 25th. Its goal is to provide features about vital social issues that aim to inspire audiences to take positive action. Portugal, Italy, Russia, Africa all get their special day. Jean-Pierre Melville’s L’armée des Ombres and Le Cercle Rouge are shown in restored editions.

The festival brings also Film music and script workshop and various other happenings and parties.