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Schedule

08 - 18 Nov. 2018

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14:00 Beautiful Things *
Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin | 2017 | English, Italian, German, Tagalog | S.T English

Where do the thousands of objects around us come from? Where do they go? This audio-visual symphony is a dark reflection on our world.

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16:30 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Simon Lereng Wilmont | 2017 | Ukrainian | S.T English

Oleg, 10, lives with his grandmother near the front lines of the Donbass, Ukraine conflict. A beautifully filmed, heartbreaking portrait of a childhood disrupted by the violence of adults.

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18:30 Premières solitudes
Claire Simon | 2018 | French | S.T English

Claire Simon lets us share in the turmoil of an uncertain age by filming the private conversations of a group of teenagers from a Paris suburb.

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20:30 Self-Portrait: Sphinx in 47 KM
Zhang Mengqi | 2017 | Mandarin | S.T French

A subtly dreamy meditation on the suppressed past and uncertain future of rural China emptied of its migrant workers.

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20:00 Chaos
Sara Fattahi | 2018 | Arabic, German | S.T English

Three women in three cities, in Syria, Sweden and Austria. The filmmaker reveals the profound depression afflicting people broken by war and exile, whether geographical or internalized.

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13:00 Kinshasa Makambo
Dieudo Hamadi | 2018 | Lingala | S.T English

Congolese filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows political and citizen movements opposing Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kabila in a turbulent Kinshasa in late 2016.

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15:00 Ziva Postec. La monteuse derrière le film Shoah *
Catherine Hébert | 2018 | French, English, German, Hebrew | S.T English

A sincere and touching profile of the film editor who worked on Shoah, and who spent decades in the shadow of Claude Lanzmann, revealing the scope of her indispensable contribution and the film’s profound impact on her life.

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17:45 Antígona
Pedro González Rubio | 2018 | Spanish | S.T French

Filmmaker Pedro González Rubio offers an incredibly touching portrait of Mexican youth, awakening to life, love and adulthood while staging Sophocles’ Antigone.

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13:30 Symphonie en aquamarine *
Dan Popa | 2018 | English, French, Romanian | S.T English

The sea and its swimmers, fishers and ships as you’ve never seen them before. This sensory journey, structured as a symphony, was filmed on four continents.

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15:45 Distant Constellation *
Shevaun Mizrahi | 2017 | Turkish, English, French | S.T English

The filmmaker records the memories of residents of a retirement home. With a remarkable sense of detail, she reveals the cruelty and beauty of old age.

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18:00 On Her Shoulders
Alexandria Bombach | 2018 | English, Arabic, Kurdish | S.T English

On Her Shoulders follows a young Yezidi woman’s quest to mobilize the international community to save the survivors of her community nearly eradicated and enslaved by ISIS.

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20:15 The Proposal
Jill Magid | 2018 | English, Spanish | S.T English

The filmmaker makes a proposal to the owners of the rights to the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. A documentary thriller about the very idea of the artistic process.

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14:15 Time Is Out of Joint (1) * Interchange (2) * Altiplano (3) *
(1) Victor Arroyo | 2018 | Spanish | S.T English

The forests of Michoacán, Mexico, have become the preserve of narco-capitalism. Victor Arroyo’s observational video essay testifies to the extreme violence now commonplace in the region.

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(2) Melanie Shatzky, Brian M. Cassidy | 2018 | French | S.T English

A hybrid project – film, photography, sociology, philosophy – that takes an original look at something underrepresented in most films.

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(3) Malena Szlam | 2018 | - Without dialogue | S.T English

The breathtaking landscapes of the Altiplano are found in northern Chile and Argentina. Using beautiful superimpositions on 16mm film, Malena Szlam captures their splendour.

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19:15 Gulyabani (1) The Disappearance of Goya (2)
(1) Gürcan Keltek | 2018 | Turkish | S.T English

Part documentary, part experimental cinema, anthropology, political broadside and metaphysical pondering. A film about the ghosts and repressed nightmares of post-revolutionary Turkey.

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(2) Toni Geitani | 2017 | Arabic, French | S.T English

This film explores Lebanon’s violent past by delving deep into the memories, archives and conversations gathered by a young filmmaker born after the Mount Lebanese war of 1983.

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16:45 The End and the Means *
Pawel Wojtasik | 2018 | Hindi, Malayalam | S.T English

Through portraits of different Indian workers, the filmmaker sketches a portrait of human society, using an approach that goes beyond simple observation.

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14:00 Your Father Was Born 100 Years Old, and So Was the... * When Things Occur (2) * Salarium (3) * I Signed the Petition (4) *
(1) Razan AlSalah | 2017 | Arabic | S.T English

A heartbreaking tribute to the first generation of Palestinian refugees, centred on a grandmother’s imaginary visit to Haifa using Google Street View, the only way she has to see the city where she was born.

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(2) Oraib Toukan | 2016 | Arabic | S.T English

Can viral images trigger our sense of empathy? Skype conversations with Palestinian photographers explore the issues surrounding the viewing of suffering from afar.

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(3) Daniel Mann, Sasha Litvintseva | 2018 | Hebrew, English | S.T English

The parched shores of the Dead Sea are cracking, becoming impassable. Geology and geopolitics come together in this observation of the failures of colonialism and the exploitation of nature.

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(4) Mahdi Fleifel | 2018 | English | S.T English

What does it mean to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel? Two Palestinians debate the question, after one of them signs a petition demanding the cancellation of a Radiohead concert.

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18:30 Les âmes mortes
Wang Bing | 2018 | Mandarin | S.T English

A meticulous collection of precise, devastating witness accounts of Chinese re-education camps, Les âmes mortes is a crucially important historical document.

See full details
16:30 Les flâneries du voyant *
Aïda Maigre-Touchet | 2018 | French, Haitian creole | S.T English

An intimate portrait of Haitian poet, art critic and actor Dominique Batraville. Filmed inside his tiny bedrooom/library, he lets us glimpse his infinite imagination.

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21:30 CLOSING NIGHT
CLOSING NIGHT

Closing night featuring enigmatic pop vocalist Forever and house music producer Pascale Project, plus get ready to party with DJs Honeydrip and Goth Shakira.

FREE ADMISSION

PASCALE PROJECT | FOREVER | HONEYDRIP | GOTH SHAKIRA |

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities.

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13:00 Discussion : What Democracy ?
Discussion : What Democracy ?

In What is Democracy?, filmmaker Astra Taylor explores the foundations of democracy, and the serious challenges now facing the idea itself. Around the world, people are questionning voting systems and elections are failing to bring people together. A round table of experts will have a in-depth discussion of the crises now facing numerous democratic systems.

Panelists
Jasmin Lavoie - independent journalist for international media and columnist at Radio-Canada (Faites du Bruit).
Amir Khadir - Député de Mercier 2008-2018
Marianne Di Croce - Professor of philosophy at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme and PhD canditate in political sciences, Ottawa University
Marcos Ancelovici - Chair of the Chaire de recherche du Canada en Sociologie des conflits sociaux and professor at the Département de sociologie, UQAM.
Nadine Gomez - fillmmaker, director of Exarcheai, le chant des oiseaux (RIDM 2018, nationale competition)

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15:30 Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | 1992 | English

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19:00 Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Gabrielle Brady | 2018 | English, French, Farsi, Mandarin | S.T English

A haunting, meditative exploration of an Australian island and its detention centre for asylum-seekers, capturing human beings trapped in an arcane and brutal system.

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17:00 Carmine Street Guitars
Ron Mann | 2018 | English

A portrait of a New York luthier is also a tribute to a passionate man who represents a world and an ethos threatened with extinction.

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21:00 Victory Day
Sergei Loznitsa | 2018 | Russian, German, English | S.T English

Sergei Loznitsa’s precise gaze captures the fascinating annual commemoration of the Soviet triumph over the Nazis, marked in Berlin for 72 years and counting.

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19:00 John McEnroe: l'empire de la perfection *
Julien Faraut | 2018 | French, English | S.T English

A portrait of a non-conformist athlete, a reflection on the relationships between sport and cinema, and a look back at a legendary tennis match. An original and spectacular essay.

See full details
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13h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
13H00 Kinshasa Makambo
Dieudo Hamadi | 2018 | Lingala | S.T. English and French

Congolese filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows political and citizen movements opposing Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kabila in a turbulent Kinshasa in late 2016.

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Cinéma du Parc - Salle 3
13H30 Symphonie en aquamarine *
Dan Popa | 2018 | English, French, Romanian | S.T. English and French

The sea and its swimmers, fishers and ships as you’ve never seen them before. This sensory journey, structured as a symphony, was filmed on four continents.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
13H00 Discussion : What Democracy ?
Discussion : What Democracy ?

In What is Democracy?, filmmaker Astra Taylor explores the foundations of democracy, and the serious challenges now facing the idea itself. Around the world, people are questionning voting systems and elections are failing to bring people together. A round table of experts will have a in-depth discussion of the crises now facing numerous democratic systems.

Panelists
Jasmin Lavoie - independent journalist for international media and columnist at Radio-Canada (Faites du Bruit).
Amir Khadir - Député de Mercier 2008-2018
Marianne Di Croce - Professor of philosophy at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme and PhD canditate in political sciences, Ottawa University
Marcos Ancelovici - Chair of the Chaire de recherche du Canada en Sociologie des conflits sociaux and professor at the Département de sociologie, UQAM.
Nadine Gomez - fillmmaker, director of Exarcheai, le chant des oiseaux (RIDM 2018, nationale competition)

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14h
Cinéma Cineplex Odéon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
14H00 Beautiful Things *
Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin | 2017 | English, Italian, German, Tagalog | S.T. English

Where do the thousands of objects around us come from? Where do they go? This audio-visual symphony is a dark reflection on our world.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Canal D
14H15 Time Is Out of Joint (1)
* Interchange (2)
* Altiplano (3)
*
(1) Victor Arroyo | 2018 | Spanish | S.T. English

The forests of Michoacán, Mexico, have become the preserve of narco-capitalism. Victor Arroyo’s observational video essay testifies to the extreme violence now commonplace in the region.

[[frontend::see_full_details]] (2) Melanie Shatzky, Brian M. Cassidy | 2018 | French | S.T. English

A hybrid project – film, photography, sociology, philosophy – that takes an original look at something underrepresented in most films.

[[frontend::see_full_details]] (3) Malena Szlam | 2018 | - Without dialogue

The breathtaking landscapes of the Altiplano are found in northern Chile and Argentina. Using beautiful superimpositions on 16mm film, Malena Szlam captures their splendour.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
14H00 Your Father Was Born 100 Years Old, and So Was the Nakba (1)
* When Things Occur (2)
* Salarium (3)
* I Signed the Petition (4)
*
(1) Razan AlSalah | 2017 | Arabic | S.T. English

A heartbreaking tribute to the first generation of Palestinian refugees, centred on a grandmother’s imaginary visit to Haifa using Google Street View, the only way she has to see the city where she was born.

[[frontend::see_full_details]] (2) Oraib Toukan | 2016 | Arabic | S.T. English

Can viral images trigger our sense of empathy? Skype conversations with Palestinian photographers explore the issues surrounding the viewing of suffering from afar.

[[frontend::see_full_details]] (3) Daniel Mann, Sasha Litvintseva | 2018 | Hebrew, English | S.T. English

The parched shores of the Dead Sea are cracking, becoming impassable. Geology and geopolitics come together in this observation of the failures of colonialism and the exploitation of nature.

[[frontend::see_full_details]] (4) Mahdi Fleifel | 2018 | English | S.T. English

What does it mean to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel? Two Palestinians debate the question, after one of them signs a petition demanding the cancellation of a Radiohead concert.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
15h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H00 Ziva Postec. La monteuse derrière le film Shoah *
Catherine Hébert | 2018 | French, English, German, Hebrew | S.T. English and French

A sincere and touching profile of the film editor who worked on Shoah, and who spent decades in the shadow of Claude Lanzmann, revealing the scope of her indispensable contribution and the film’s profound impact on her life.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 3
15H45 Distant Constellation *
Shevaun Mizrahi | 2017 | Turkish, English, French | S.T. English

The filmmaker records the memories of residents of a retirement home. With a remarkable sense of detail, she reveals the cruelty and beauty of old age.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Grande Bibliothèque (BANQ) - Auditorium
15H30 Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | 1992 | English

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
16h
Cinéma Cineplex Odéon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
16H30 The Distant Barking of Dogs
Simon Lereng Wilmont | 2017 | Ukrainian | S.T. English

Oleg, 10, lives with his grandmother near the front lines of the Donbass, Ukraine conflict. A beautifully filmed, heartbreaking portrait of a childhood disrupted by the violence of adults.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Canal D
16H45 The End and the Means *
Pawel Wojtasik | 2018 | Hindi, Malayalam | S.T. English

Through portraits of different Indian workers, the filmmaker sketches a portrait of human society, using an approach that goes beyond simple observation.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
16H30 Les flâneries du voyant *
Aïda Maigre-Touchet | 2018 | French, Haitian creole | S.T. English and French

An intimate portrait of Haitian poet, art critic and actor Dominique Batraville. Filmed inside his tiny bedrooom/library, he lets us glimpse his infinite imagination.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
17h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
17H45 Antígona
Pedro González Rubio | 2018 | Spanish | S.T. English and French

Filmmaker Pedro González Rubio offers an incredibly touching portrait of Mexican youth, awakening to life, love and adulthood while staging Sophocles’ Antigone.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Cinéma du Musée
17H00 Carmine Street Guitars
Ron Mann | 2018 | English

A portrait of a New York luthier is also a tribute to a passionate man who represents a world and an ethos threatened with extinction.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
18h
Cinéma Cineplex Odéon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
18H30 Premières solitudes
Claire Simon | 2018 | French | S.T. English

Claire Simon lets us share in the turmoil of an uncertain age by filming the private conversations of a group of teenagers from a Paris suburb.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 3
18H00 On Her Shoulders
Alexandria Bombach | 2018 | English, Arabic, Kurdish | S.T. English

On Her Shoulders follows a young Yezidi woman’s quest to mobilize the international community to save the survivors of her community nearly eradicated and enslaved by ISIS.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
18H30 Les âmes mortes
Wang Bing | 2018 | Mandarin | S.T. English and French

A meticulous collection of precise, devastating witness accounts of Chinese re-education camps, Les âmes mortes is a crucially important historical document.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
19h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Canal D
19H15 Gulyabani (1)
The Disappearance of Goya (2)
(1) Gürcan Keltek | 2018 | Turkish | S.T. English

Part documentary, part experimental cinema, anthropology, political broadside and metaphysical pondering. A film about the ghosts and repressed nightmares of post-revolutionary Turkey.

[[frontend::see_full_details]] (2) Toni Geitani | 2017 | Arabic, French | S.T. English

This film explores Lebanon’s violent past by delving deep into the memories, archives and conversations gathered by a young filmmaker born after the Mount Lebanese war of 1983.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Cinéma du Musée
19H00 Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Gabrielle Brady | 2018 | English, French, Farsi, Mandarin | S.T. English

A haunting, meditative exploration of an Australian island and its detention centre for asylum-seekers, capturing human beings trapped in an arcane and brutal system.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Université Concordia - Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (H-110)
19H00 John McEnroe: l'empire de la perfection *
Julien Faraut | 2018 | French, English | S.T. English and French

A portrait of a non-conformist athlete, a reflection on the relationships between sport and cinema, and a look back at a legendary tennis match. An original and spectacular essay.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
20h
Cinéma Cineplex Odéon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
20H30 Self-Portrait: Sphinx in 47 KM
Zhang Mengqi | 2017 | Mandarin | S.T. English and French

A subtly dreamy meditation on the suppressed past and uncertain future of rural China emptied of its migrant workers.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H00 Chaos
Sara Fattahi | 2018 | Arabic, German | S.T. English

Three women in three cities, in Syria, Sweden and Austria. The filmmaker reveals the profound depression afflicting people broken by war and exile, whether geographical or internalized.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 3
20H15 The Proposal
Jill Magid | 2018 | English, Spanish | S.T. English

The filmmaker makes a proposal to the owners of the rights to the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. A documentary thriller about the very idea of the artistic process.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H30 CLOSING NIGHT
CLOSING NIGHT

Closing night featuring enigmatic pop vocalist Forever and house music producer Pascale Project, plus get ready to party with DJs Honeydrip and Goth Shakira.

FREE ADMISSION

PASCALE PROJECT | FOREVER | HONEYDRIP | GOTH SHAKIRA |

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities.

More info
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Cinéma du Musée
21H00 Victory Day
Sergei Loznitsa | 2018 | Russian, German, English | S.T. English

Sergei Loznitsa’s precise gaze captures the fascinating annual commemoration of the Soviet triumph over the Nazis, marked in Berlin for 72 years and counting.

[[frontend::see_full_details]]
16h30After circus *

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