'Class' will close Montreal film festival

Laurent Cantet's film screening on Oct. 18

TORONTO -- Laurent Cantet's "The Class" will close Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinema on Oct. 18, organizers said Tuesday.

This year's Palme d'Or winner will bookend the 37th edition of the festival, which kicks off Oct. 8 with Olivier Asselin's "A Sentimental Capitalism," starring Sylvie Moreau and Lucille Fluet.

Festival organizers also said they have booked French writer-director Jacques Doillon ("The Little Gangster") for a master class in Montreal.

The Festival du Nouveau Cinema will unveil its full lineup Sept. 23.