Montreal International Documentary Festival

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17 - 27 Nov. 2022

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18:00 Jouvencelles *
Fanie Pelletier | 2022 | French, English | S.T French

Bloom is an intimate look into the online lives of teenagers. This mosaic wonderfully captures the spirit of a hyperconnected generation.

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20:30 Short and medium length competition 1
(1) Summer Nights
Virgile Ratelle | 2022 | French | S.T English

To the melody of skateboards on asphalt, Summer Nights thoughtfully captures the simplicity and endless possibilities of teenage summer nights.

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(2) The Longest Day of the Year
Frank Varga Jr. | 2021 | English, Slovak | S.T English

It’s summer in the suburbs, and the days go on and on. The season bears the curious melancholy of distance between self, other, and passing time.

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(3) Will You Look at Me
Shuli Huang | 2022 | Cantonese | S.T English

Armed with courage and a restless Super 8, the filmmaker offers a moving personal essay with a masterly aesthetic, focusing on an irredeemable and painful family rift.

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(4) Ode to Loneliness
Rawane Nassif | 2022 | - Without dialogue | S.T English

High in a glass tower, a solitary woman’s imagination can’t be contained within the confined yet apparently limitless space of her hotel room.

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(5) Yvon / L'Éternel
Benoit Massé | 2022 | French | S.T English

Cut with inventive simplicity into acts, this film shows Yvon’s daily life, where the ordinary and surreal coexist, illustrating his desire to live fully.

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20:15 Way Out Ahead of Us *
Rob Rice | 2022 | English | S.T French

In this first feature, filmmaker Rob Rice makes his own rules, steering clear of the sensationalist and glib to produce a work of rare creative freedom.

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20:15 A House Made of Splinters
Simon Lereng Wilmont | 2022 | Ukrainian, Russian | S.T English

In this masterfully directed film, we observe a group of young children living in a shelter in eastern Ukraine. Fleeing violence, they search for stability and hope.

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18:00 All That Breathes
Shaunak Sen | 2022 | Hindi | S.T French

In this warm-hearted, urban story, two brothers are devoted to caring for birds falling from the sky due to pollution in the Indian capital.

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17:30 Day After... *
Kamar Ahmad Simon | 2021 | Bengali | S.T English

The passengers of a hundred-year-old boat are presented as a cross-section of Bangladeshi society in this kaleidoscopic film, which sets its own course in genre-blurring cinema.

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20:30
(1) Les ciseaux
Katia Kurtness | 2022 | French | S.T. English

As the camera justly exposes the precision and confidence of Annette’s artistic work, she discusses her first cardboard cutouts and the passage of her art.

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(3) Self-Portrait
Joële Walinga | 2022 | - Without dialogue

An original portrait pieced together from diverse images from surveillance cameras around the world, Self-Portrait shapes raw reality into a reflective and thought-provoking whole.

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15:00 Jet Lag
Zheng Lu Xinyuan | 2022 | English, Mandarin, Burmese | S.T English

A personal, non-linear odyssey that explores issues of family and identity as the filmmaker tries to return to China during the pandemic.

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18:00 Short and medium length competition 7
(1) Le spectre visible
Sarah Seené, Maxime Corbeil-Perron | 2022 | French | S.T English

Five individuals share their stories and reflections on the rare experience of being struck by lightning and surviving.

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(2) Infinite Distances
Pablo Alvarez Mesa | 2022 | English | S.T English

In this auditory immersion, several messages on an answering machine are heard in succession, creating a polyphony of tones, voices, and emotions.

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(3) Cloud Gate 2
OK Pedersen | 2022 | English | S.T English

Designed as a cleverly (de)constructed letter, Cloud Gate 2 is a fascinating study of memory and our relationship with multifarious technology that claims to enhance our collective knowledge.

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20:30
(1) Fursona
Aly Labbé-Hervieux | 2022 | French | S.T English

Aly’s biggest passion is drawing Furries, including an avatar she embodies, Dexter, who spreads joy and comfort all around her.

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(3) My Two Voices
Lina Rodriguez | 2022 | Spanish, English | S.T English

With images shot in 16mm, three Latin-American women share their memories and experiences of immigrating to Canada.

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20:15 Luminum
Maximiliano Schonfeld | 2022 | Spanish | S.T French

In this quirky hybrid film, two ufologists vow to unravel the mystery behind extraterrestrial sightings around the Paraná River in Argentina.

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18:00 Octopus
Karim Kassem | 2021 | Arabic | S.T English

Karim Kassem’s mesmerizing film is a profound tribute to the streets of Beirut and its people recovering from the devastating 2020 port explosion.

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21:00 Launch Party : Jouvencelles
Launch Party : Jouvencelles

Party ''I Used to be Seventeen’' the celebrate the quebec premiere of Bloom (Jouvencelles) under the theme of teenagehood, when staying up late partying still is an option without consequences.

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15h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
15H00 Jet Lag
Zheng Lu Xinyuan | 2022 | English, Mandarin, Burmese | S.T. English

A personal, non-linear odyssey that explores issues of family and identity as the filmmaker tries to return to China during the pandemic.

See full details
17h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
17H30 Day After... *
Kamar Ahmad Simon | 2021 | Bengali | S.T. English

The passengers of a hundred-year-old boat are presented as a cross-section of Bangladeshi society in this kaleidoscopic film, which sets its own course in genre-blurring cinema.

See full details
18h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
18H00 Jouvencelles *
Fanie Pelletier | 2022 | French, English | S.T. French or English

Bloom is an intimate look into the online lives of teenagers. This mosaic wonderfully captures the spirit of a hyperconnected generation.

See full details
Cinéma du Musée
18H00 All That Breathes
Shaunak Sen | 2022 | Hindi | S.T. French or English

In this warm-hearted, urban story, two brothers are devoted to caring for birds falling from the sky due to pollution in the Indian capital.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
18H00 Le spectre visible (1)
* Infinite Distances (2)
* Cloud Gate 2 (3)
*
(1) Sarah Seené, Maxime Corbeil-Perron | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Five individuals share their stories and reflections on the rare experience of being struck by lightning and surviving.

See full details (2) Pablo Alvarez Mesa | 2022 | English | S.T. French

In this auditory immersion, several messages on an answering machine are heard in succession, creating a polyphony of tones, voices, and emotions.

See full details (3) OK Pedersen | 2022 | English

Designed as a cleverly (de)constructed letter, Cloud Gate 2 is a fascinating study of memory and our relationship with multifarious technology that claims to enhance our collective knowledge.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
18H00 Octopus
Karim Kassem | 2021 | Arabic | S.T. English

Karim Kassem’s mesmerizing film is a profound tribute to the streets of Beirut and its people recovering from the devastating 2020 port explosion.

See full details
20h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
20H30 Summer Nights (1)
* The Longest Day of the Year (2)
* Will You Look at Me (3)
* Ode to Loneliness (4)
* Yvon / L'Éternel (5)
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(1) Virgile Ratelle | 2022 | French | S.T. English

To the melody of skateboards on asphalt, Summer Nights thoughtfully captures the simplicity and endless possibilities of teenage summer nights.

See full details (2) Frank Varga Jr. | 2021 | English, Slovak | S.T. French or English

It’s summer in the suburbs, and the days go on and on. The season bears the curious melancholy of distance between self, other, and passing time.

See full details (3) Shuli Huang | 2022 | Cantonese | S.T. English

Armed with courage and a restless Super 8, the filmmaker offers a moving personal essay with a masterly aesthetic, focusing on an irredeemable and painful family rift.

See full details (4) Rawane Nassif | 2022 | - Without dialogue

High in a glass tower, a solitary woman’s imagination can’t be contained within the confined yet apparently limitless space of her hotel room.

See full details (5) Benoit Massé | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Cut with inventive simplicity into acts, this film shows Yvon’s daily life, where the ordinary and surreal coexist, illustrating his desire to live fully.

See full details
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 12
20H15 Way Out Ahead of Us *
Rob Rice | 2022 | English | S.T. French

In this first feature, filmmaker Rob Rice makes his own rules, steering clear of the sensationalist and glib to produce a work of rare creative freedom.

See full details
Cinéma du Musée
20H15 A House Made of Splinters
Simon Lereng Wilmont | 2022 | Ukrainian, Russian | S.T. English

In this masterfully directed film, we observe a group of young children living in a shelter in eastern Ukraine. Fleeing violence, they search for stability and hope.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H30 Les ciseaux (1)
* les ciseaux (2)
* Self-Portrait (3)
*
(1) Katia Kurtness | 2022 | French | S.T. English

As the camera justly exposes the precision and confidence of Annette’s artistic work, she discusses her first cardboard cutouts and the passage of her art.

See full details (2) Katia Kurtness | 2022 | French | S.T. English

See full details (3) Joële Walinga | 2022 | - Without dialogue

An original portrait pieced together from diverse images from surveillance cameras around the world, Self-Portrait shapes raw reality into a reflective and thought-provoking whole.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
20H30 Fursona (1)
* Fursona (2)
* My Two Voices (3)
*
(1) Aly Labbé-Hervieux | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Aly’s biggest passion is drawing Furries, including an avatar she embodies, Dexter, who spreads joy and comfort all around her.

See full details (2) Aly Labbe-Hervieux | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Aly’s biggest passion is drawing Furries, including an avatar she embodies, Dexter, who spreads joy and comfort all around her.

See full details (3) Lina Rodriguez | 2022 | Spanish, English | S.T. English

With images shot in 16mm, three Latin-American women share their memories and experiences of immigrating to Canada.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
20H15 Luminum
Maximiliano Schonfeld | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. French or English

In this quirky hybrid film, two ufologists vow to unravel the mystery behind extraterrestrial sightings around the Paraná River in Argentina.

See full details
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H00 Launch Party : Jouvencelles
Launch Party : Jouvencelles

Party ''I Used to be Seventeen’' the celebrate the quebec premiere of Bloom (Jouvencelles) under the theme of teenagehood, when staying up late partying still is an option without consequences.

More info
16h30After circus *

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