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19 July 2021

A short film selection about escape

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The RIDM, in partnership with La Fabrique culturelle, offers a program of four short films from previous editions of the festival, available free of charge until August 8.

This documentary program explores in a plural way the theme of escape; the tragically impossible one inside a refugee camp, the one that allows to escape, day after day, in the incoherent universe of a soap opera that has no end, the one that opens a breach in the isolation through virtual relationships where the obsession of the household is shared, and the one that pushes to drive, far away, to the north, to repair a broken heart.

Taking to the open sea as a way to escape from prisons, both physical and mental, and to survive in a different way.

 

3 logical exits by Mahdi Fleifel 

An intimate and heartbreaking portrait of a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon. A sociological meditation on the exits available to the dispossessed camp residents.

 

Clean With Me (After Dark) by Gabrielle Stemmer - (Best international short or medium-lenght film RIDM 2020)

All over the United States, suburban housewives film themselves doing housework. The distress behind their perfect images is gradually revealed.

 

Goodnight Goodnight by Mackenzie Reid Rostad - (Best national short or medium-lenght film RIDM 2020)

From Montreal to the Manicouagan hydroelectric complex, this meditative, bemused essay equates energy and love as it explores our relationship with time.

 

Retour à Genoa City by Benoît Grimalt

Mémé and Tonton Thomas have been watching The Young and the Restless since 1989. Part film analysis, part family introspection, the film is an emotional, good-natured reflection on aging and the passage of time.

 

Watch all films on La Fabrique culturelle's platform→ HERE

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