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09 - 19 Nov. 2016



RIDM+, a monthly series of 5 screenings of major auteur documentaries, both recent and classic!



On the last Thursday of every month, the RIDM+ series, presented by the Montreal International Documentary Festival, gives film lovers the opportunity to see a high-quality documentary, including recent hits from the festival circuit and classics of the genre. It is a rare chance to see these films on the big screen in Montreal, and an opportunity to meet the filmmakers or attend a special presentation given by an expert on a film’s subject matter. 

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.



Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m., Cinéma du Parc

UNDER THE SUN directed by Vitaly Mansky 

Russia, Latvia, Germany, Czech Republic, North Korea | 2016 | 106 minutes
In the original Korean, with English subtitles

For its April film, the RIDM is pleased to present the Quebec premiere of the unforgettable and unsettling documentary Under the Sun by Vitaly Mansky on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. at Cinéma du Parc.

Young Zin-mi, 8, clearly loves life. She’s a model student who is preparing diligently with her cohorts at the Children’s Union for a grand celebration of the late leader Kim Jong Il’s birthday. With her happy middle-class parents by her side, her daily life is filmed for a full year – under close state supervision. A documentary initiated and approved by the North Korean government, Under the Sun is the work of a patient and meticulous filmmaker with a keen eye for the smallest cracks in a well-oiled system that never stops trying to make him conform to its demands. Between constant meddling from authorities, who force him to re-shoot scenes, and increasingly obvious signs of fatigue on Zin-mi’s face, Under the Sun not only shows life inside North Korea but the gradual, inevitable and heartbreaking transformation of a little girl into a tool of the state.


(Past screenings)

RIDM+ MARS : The Sociologist and the Bear Cub (La Sociologue et l'Ourson) 

RIDM+ FEBRUARY : I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)

RIDM+ JANUARY : The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (Bartek Dziadosz, Colin McCabe, Christopher Roth and Tilda Swinton)

August 2016 : Stone Story (Jean-André Fourestié)

June 2016 : Eat that question - Frank Zappa in his own words (Thorsten Schütte)

May 2016 : Behemoth (Zhao Liang)

April 2016 : Of Men and War (Laurent Bécue-Renard)

March 2016 Uncle Howard (Aaron Brookner)

February 2016 : Those Who Feel the FIre Burning (Morgan Knibbe) + Hotel 22 (Elizabeth Lo)

January 2016 : Around the World in 50 Concerts (Heddy Honigmann)+ Le son du silence (Maxim Rheault)

August 2015 : Welcome to Leith (Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker)

June 2015 Dreamcatcher (Kim Longinotto)

May 2015 : How To Change the World (Jerry Rothwell) 

April 2015 : IRIS (Albert Maysles)

March 2015 : Seymour: An Introduction (Ethan Hawke)

February 2015 : The Red Army (Gabe Polsky)

January 2015 : Waiting For August (Teodora Ana Mihai)

August 2014 : Tosca's kiss (Daniel Schmid)

June 2014 : Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation With Noam Chomsky (Michel Gondry)

May 2014 : Pine Ridge (Anna Eborn)

April 2014 : The Unknown Known (Errol Morris)

March 2014 : Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich)

February 2014 : Master of the Universe (Marc Bauder)

January 2014 : When I Walk (Jason DaSilva)

September 2013 : El Otro Dia (Ignacio Agüero)

August 2013 : The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (Tinatin Gurchiani)

June 2013 : A World Not Ours (Mahdi Fleifel)

Mai 2013 : Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children (Patrick Reed)

April 2013 : The Sheik and I (Caveh Zahedi)

March 2013 : The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)

February 2013 : The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (Sophie Fiennes)

January 2013 : Photographic Memory (Ross McElwee)

September 2012 : Planet of Snails (Seungjun Yi)

August 2012 : Walk Away Renée (Jonathan Caouette)

June 2012 : BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* (Fredrik Gertten)

May 2012 : L'été de Giacomo (Alessandro Comodin)

April 2012 : Crulic: The Path to Beyond (Anca Damian)

Mars 2012 : Whores' Glory (Michael Glawogger)

Février 2012 : Duch, le maître des forges de l'enfer (Rithy Panh)

Janvier 2012 : Bombay Beach (Alma Har'el)



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