Olivier Asselin's A Sentimental Capitalism (Un Capitalisme Sentimental) will make its world premiere as the opening film of the 37th annual Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal.

Starring Lucille Fluet, Paul Ahmarani and Sylvie Moreau, the period drama lays bear the saga of a young woman at the centre of a sinister wager between three businessmen. Asselin's previous works include La Liberte D'Une Statue and Le Siege De L'Ame. The film will be preceded by Denis Villeneuve's Cannes selected short film Next Floor.

Other titles announced include Louis Belanger's English-language debut The Timekeeper, starring Craig Olejnik, Roy Dupuis and Julian Richings as men trapped in a forced labour camp; Robert Morin's Papa A La Chasse Aux Lagopedes, starring Francois Papineau as a crooked broker on the run from investors; Micheline Lanctot's Suzie, in which the actress directs herself as a taxi driver on the night shift; and Rodrigue Jean's third feature Lost Song, the story of a mother battling depression following the birth of her child. It stars Patrick Goyette, Suzie Leblanc, Ginette Morin and Louise Turcot.

Also featured are Luc Bourdon's La Memoire Des Anges, a combination of documentary, poem and essay; and Denis Cote's Elle Veut Le Chaos, starring Eve Duranceau, Laurent Lucas and Nicolas Canuel.

The Festival du Nouveau Cinema is presented in partnership with Ex-Centris and runs from October 8-19, 2008.