The Montreal World Film Festival will screen the world premiere of Fernand Dansereau's Brunante, the festival announced today.

The film reunites the director and his favoured actresss Monique Mercure in a sequel 40 years after their original 1966 film Ce N'est Pas Le Temps De Romans. As well, the MWFF will pay homage to the career of Dansereau, considered a pioneer of film and television in Quebec.

In Brunante Mercure reprises her role of Madeleine, now an elderly woman. Discovering that she is suffering from Alzheimers, she decides to revisit cherished memories before her senses fail her.

Produced by Jean-Roch Marcotte and Normand McKay of Montreal's Totale Fiction, the film also features Louisette Dusseault, Caroline Lavoie, Suzanne Clement, Patrick Labbe and Stephane Gagnon. TVA is distributing the film in Canada. Backers include Telefilm Canada, SODEC, the Harold Greenberg Fund and federal and provincial tax credits.

The 31st MWFF will run from August 23 to September 3, 2007.