Montreal has seen an explosion in auteur filmmaking talent of late. Montreal Short Stop is a collection of arresting cinematic wonders. Check out these dramas and comedies by Montrealers, about Montreal:

Montreal Short Stop

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The Perfect Apartment 

Written and directed by Aj Korkidakis

This comedy follows Sebastian on a hostile apartment takeover. Believing the key to popularity lies in having the best apartment, and upon hearing that his "too cool" co-worker Tommy is leaving town, Sebastian hatches a plan to make Tommy’s place his own.

Sullivan’s Applicant 

  • Written by Kevin Coughlin, directed by Jeanne Leblanc

Traffic in Montreal can be a nightmare, especially if one is commuting from the South Shore or West Island. Lucy has an important job interview and cannot be late, but her frustration subsides when she realizes that sometimes things happen for a reason.

Sorry, Rabbi 

  • Written and directed by Mark Slutsky

A short comedy starring Jessica Paré and Jacob Tierney. After a fight with his girlfriend, Josh finds himself confronted by a group of angry Hasidic Jews.

We Refuse to Be Cold 

  • Written and directed by Alexander Carson

This urban drama tells the story of a young couple who, challenged by their first winter together in the St-Henri neighborhood, make a promise to never be cold. Screened at the Cannes film festival 2012.