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5 July 2022 RIDM+

Evaporating Borders now playing on Tënk

Evaporating Borders by Iva Radivojevic is now playing on Tënk until August 22. Filmed in Cyprus, the film debuted in Quebec at the 2014 RIDM.



An essay in five parts, Evaporating Borders offers a series of vignettes, poetically guided by the filmmaker’s curious eye and personal reflections. Through the people she encounters along the way, the film dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus, one of the easiest ports of entry into Fortress Europe. Poetically photographed and rendered, the film passionately weaves the themes of migration, tolerance, identity and belonging.

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Discover Welcome to F.L. by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

The first documentary feature by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, Welcome to F.L., is also available on Tënk until August 22. As part of the 2015 RIDM, the film won Best New Talent From Quebec/Canada (now the New Vision Award).



For her first documentary feature, Geneviève returns to her high school in Sorel-Tracy, where she documents a group of seniors in the months before graduation. Between the challenges of adolescence and rapidly approaching adulthood, the members of the graduating class reveal their inner worlds to the filmmaker with remarkable frankness. While on-camera confessions and scenes of everyday life allow her to tackle issues of intimidation and the search for identity with sensitivity, the director also reveals the dreams, fears and passions of yesterday’s youth. In hindsight, Welcome to F.L. is a brilliant testimony of its time, allowing us to see that history is bound to repeat itself.

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