Montreal International Documentary Festival

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17 - 27 Nov. 2022

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15:30
(1) A Rainbow to Turtle Island
Robbie Tait Jr | 2022 | English | S.T English

This self-portrait by Robbie Tait Jr., politically charged and composed of many of his works, shows how his artistic practice is rooted in a culture he is keen to share.

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(3) Concrete Valley
Antoine Bourges | 2022 | Arabic, English | S.T English

In an expatriate community in Toronto, a Syrian couple struggles to adapt to their new country and with the feeling that life is on hold.

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18:00 The Eclipse *
Nataša Urban | 2022 | Serbian, Romanian | S.T English

The Eclipse poetically shows the individual scars and social traumas of war in the former Yugoslavia, examining the traces of a still-visible past.

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20:45
(1) 7
Jim Matlock | 2021 | English | S.T French

An experimental exploration set to a poetic rhythm about seven innate qualities humans possess to get through life’s challenges.

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(2) Geographies of Solitude
Jacquelyn Mills | 2022 | English | S.T French

An experimental documentary exploring the archival work of Sable Island by self-taught naturalist Zoe Lucas, resulting in a remarkably rich fusion of science and art.

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15:30
(1) Chemins croisés
Miryam Charles | 2022 | French | S.T French

The voices of several women testify to the role and significance of the body—in particular, the racialized female body—in our society.

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(2) Muôi
Amy Miller | 2022 | Vietnamese | S.T French

Muôi Hong is a single mother, a queer woman, and a hip-hop dancer whose passion and integrity defy traditional Vietnamese society’s expectations of women her age.

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(3) Boris
Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, Chloë Saint-Denis | 2022 | English, Russian, French, Spanish | S.T French

Mountaineer Boris Kaschenko’s family goes to Patagonia to scatter his ashes. Against breathtaking landscapes, grief and joy mingle in an extraordinary tribute.

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20:15 One Day in Ukraine
Volodymyr Tykhyy | 2022 | Ukrainian | S.T English

Filmed over one day, this film by Volodymyr Tykhyy, a founding member of the Babylon‘13 filmmakers’ collective, looks at the Ukrainian people’s many forms of resistance.

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18:00 Terra Femme *
Courtney Stephens | 2021 | English

An essay film or a cinematographic performance, Terra Femme ingeniously assembles travelogues shot by women between 1920 and 1950, investigating the female gaze.

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13:00
Olha Zhurba | 2022 | Ukrainian, Russian, Romani | S.T English

Olha Zhurba combines compassion and authentic storytelling to explore Roma’s childhood and the complexities of growing up alone and without care.

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15:00 Myanmar Diaries
The Myanmar Film Collective | 2022 | Burmese | S.T English

Ten anonymous Burmese filmmakers document life under the terrors of a military dictatorship through raw documentary footage and allegorized reconstructions.

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16:45 Beyond the River Banks *
Riccardo De Cal | 2021 | Italian | S.T English

Riccardo De Cal’s contemplative film forms a mosaic of stories, places and memories, shot at the rhythm of the seasons along the Piave river.

See full details
18:45 How the Room Felt
Ketevan Kapanadze | 2021 | Georgian | S.T French

Amid cigarette smoke and the distant sounds of the rest of the population, a group of queer friends talk, party, and confide in one another in the privacy of their homes.

See full details
20:30 Excess Will Save Us
Morgane Dziurla-Petit | 2022 | French | S.T English

This playful hybrid film is a window into a small French village. An anecdote recounted by locals highlights the absurd paranoia shown by the media.

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12:30
Mitra Farahani | 2022 | Farsi, French, English | S.T French

Through their richly enigmatic and playful correspondence, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan develop a bond of mutual respect and incomprehension.

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14:45 Short and medium length competition 4
(1) Laboratory NO.2
Edris Abdi, Awara Omer | 2021 | Kurdish | S.T English

A man spends his days patiently and calmly awaiting death while he works in a laboratory where autopsies are conducted.

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(2) Strigov
Barbora Bereznáková | 2022 | Slovak | S.T English

The experimental Slovakian short film Strigov explores death, grief, and finality through the soft yet unsettling whispers of a child.

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(3) Nowhere to Go but Everywhere
Masako Tsumura, Erik Shirai | 2022 | Japanese | S.T English

Illustrating the complexity of grief, a man learns to scuba dive to find the body of his wife, missing since the terrible 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.

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(4) Le chant de la nuit
Félix Lamarche | 2022 | French | S.T English

A Night Song bears witness to the last days of Noella, an elderly woman who has chosen to receive medical assistance in dying at home.

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20:45 Short and medium length competition 3
(1) Mulika
Maisha Maene | 2022 | French, Swahili | S.T English

An astronaut leaves his spaceship and returns to Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he tries to reconnect with his identity and roots.

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(2) Forêts
Simon Plouffe | 2022 | Innu | S.T English

This captivating short film shares Innu stories rooted in the forests flooded by the construction of dams and hydroelectric reservoirs.

See full details
(3) Landscape Suspended
Naghmeh Abbasi | 2022 | Persian | S.T English

Under the pretext of a police interrogation, this film shows the politically charged history of Shaho mountain of the Zagros Mountains range in Iran.

See full details
(4) Churchill, Polar Bear Town
Annabelle Amoros | 2021 | English | S.T English

Every fall, the quaint town of Churchill in northern Manitoba becomes a popular tourist attraction during polar bear migration season.

See full details
17:00 Dry Ground Burning
Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós | 2022 | Portuguese | S.T French

In Brazil, an all-female gang selling oil on the black market sets out to represent the political interests of a population abandoned by the government.

See full details
13:30 The One Who Runs Away is the Ghost
Qinyuan Lei | 2021 | Mandarin | S.T English

In a shopping mall in Shenzen city, two young children turn their mundane and impersonal surroundings into a playground and living space steeped in fantasy.

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20:30 Divine Factory
Joseph Mangat | 2022 | Filipino | S.T English

This multi-voiced film immerses us in manufacturing in the Philippines, where LGBTQ+ employees are subjected to precarious work conditions to produce religious items.

See full details
15:15 Les Voix Croisées
Bouba Touré, Raphaël Grisey | 2022 | French, soninké | S.T French

This intersecting story immerses us in a movement of resistance and decolonization and exposes a migration driven by a desire for emancipation and food independence.

See full details
18:00 Listening session & discussion : Creative Audio Documentary
Listening session & discussion : Creative Audio Documentary

Unframing Documentary showcases three sound creations to listen to in the darkness of the Cinémathèque québécoise: today, cinema will not rely on images.

Le souffle de Beyrouth recounts the story of a city through the cycles of destruction and reconstruction of the past decades. This well-crafted documentary combines a rich meditation on the role of sound designer with the trajectory of the city where Rana Eid has spent most of her life. Through Marine Vlahovic’s microphone, we are invited to listen to a genuine manifesto on the power of sound.

The two other creations are best defined as field recordings, a genre at the crossroads of anthropology and sound art. Fuga takes us to a Mexico City neighbourhood where freight trains crisscross the country to accommodate the consumerist lifestyle of northern countries while robbing southern countries. These trains also carry migrants, also dispossessed, who have more difficulty getting across the border than the objects we wish to buy or sell. Finally, Echap skillfully evokes the capitalist steamroller that makes everything uniform, standard, nondescript and disturbing.

See full details
21:00 Brazilian Party
Brazilian Party

Come dance to the rythm of the best brazilian vinyls : Tupi Collective will make you move all night as part of our Focus Brazil. From reggae to samba, and from hip-hop to forró, they'll transport you on a tropical journey.

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12h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
12H30 À vendredi, Robinson (1)
À vendredi, Robinson (2)
(1) Mitra Farahani | 2022 | Farsi, French, English | S.T. French or English

Through their richly enigmatic and playful correspondence, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan develop a bond of mutual respect and incomprehension.

See full details (2) Mitra Farahani | 2022 | Farsi, French, English | S.T. French or English

Through their richly enigmatic and playful correspondence, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan develop a bond of mutual respect and incomprehension.

See full details
13h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
13H00 Outside (1)
Outside (2)
(1) Olha Zhurba | 2022 | Ukrainian, Russian, Romani | S.T. English

Olha Zhurba combines compassion and authentic storytelling to explore Roma’s childhood and the complexities of growing up alone and without care.

See full details (2) Olha Zhurba | 2022 | Ukrainian, Russian, Romani | S.T. English

Olha Zhurba combines compassion and authentic storytelling to explore Roma’s childhood and the complexities of growing up alone and without care.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
13H30 The One Who Runs Away is the Ghost
Qinyuan Lei | 2021 | Mandarin | S.T. English

In a shopping mall in Shenzen city, two young children turn their mundane and impersonal surroundings into a playground and living space steeped in fantasy.

See full details
14h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
14H45 Laboratory NO.2 (1)
* Strigov (2)
* Nowhere to Go but Everywhere (3)
* Le chant de la nuit (4)
*
(1) Edris Abdi, Awara Omer | 2021 | Kurdish | S.T. English

A man spends his days patiently and calmly awaiting death while he works in a laboratory where autopsies are conducted.

See full details (2) Barbora Bereznáková | 2022 | Slovak | S.T. English

The experimental Slovakian short film Strigov explores death, grief, and finality through the soft yet unsettling whispers of a child.

See full details (3) Masako Tsumura, Erik Shirai | 2022 | Japanese | S.T. English

Illustrating the complexity of grief, a man learns to scuba dive to find the body of his wife, missing since the terrible 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.

See full details (4) Félix Lamarche | 2022 | French | S.T. English

A Night Song bears witness to the last days of Noella, an elderly woman who has chosen to receive medical assistance in dying at home.

See full details
15h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
15H30 A Rainbow to Turtle Island (1)
* A Rainbow to Turtle Island (2)
* Concrete Valley (3)
*
(1) Robbie Tait Jr | 2022 | English | S.T. French

This self-portrait by Robbie Tait Jr., politically charged and composed of many of his works, shows how his artistic practice is rooted in a culture he is keen to share.

See full details (2) Robbie Tait Jr | 2022 | English | S.T. English

See full details (3) Antoine Bourges | 2022 | Arabic, English | S.T. English

In an expatriate community in Toronto, a Syrian couple struggles to adapt to their new country and with the feeling that life is on hold.

See full details
Cinéma du Musée
15H30 Chemins croisés (1)
* Muôi (2)
* Boris (3)
*
(1) Miryam Charles | 2022 | French | S.T. English

The voices of several women testify to the role and significance of the body—in particular, the racialized female body—in our society.

See full details (2) Amy Miller | 2022 | Vietnamese | S.T. French or English

Muôi Hong is a single mother, a queer woman, and a hip-hop dancer whose passion and integrity defy traditional Vietnamese society’s expectations of women her age.

See full details (3) Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, Chloë Saint-Denis | 2022 | English, Russian, French, Spanish | S.T. French or English

Mountaineer Boris Kaschenko’s family goes to Patagonia to scatter his ashes. Against breathtaking landscapes, grief and joy mingle in an extraordinary tribute.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H00 Myanmar Diaries
The Myanmar Film Collective | 2022 | Burmese | S.T. English

Ten anonymous Burmese filmmakers document life under the terrors of a military dictatorship through raw documentary footage and allegorized reconstructions.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
15H15 Les Voix Croisées
Bouba Touré, Raphaël Grisey | 2022 | French, soninké | S.T. French or English

This intersecting story immerses us in a movement of resistance and decolonization and exposes a migration driven by a desire for emancipation and food independence.

See full details
16h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
16H45 Beyond the River Banks *
Riccardo De Cal | 2021 | Italian | S.T. English

Riccardo De Cal’s contemplative film forms a mosaic of stories, places and memories, shot at the rhythm of the seasons along the Piave river.

See full details
17h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
17H00 Dry Ground Burning
Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós | 2022 | Portuguese | S.T. French or English

In Brazil, an all-female gang selling oil on the black market sets out to represent the political interests of a population abandoned by the government.

See full details
18h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
18H00 The Eclipse *
Nataša Urban | 2022 | Serbian, Romanian | S.T. English

The Eclipse poetically shows the individual scars and social traumas of war in the former Yugoslavia, examining the traces of a still-visible past.

See full details
Cinéma du Musée
18H00 Terra Femme *
Courtney Stephens | 2021 | English

An essay film or a cinematographic performance, Terra Femme ingeniously assembles travelogues shot by women between 1920 and 1950, investigating the female gaze.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
18H45 How the Room Felt
Ketevan Kapanadze | 2021 | Georgian | S.T. French or English

Amid cigarette smoke and the distant sounds of the rest of the population, a group of queer friends talk, party, and confide in one another in the privacy of their homes.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
18H00
18H00 Listening session & discussion : Creative Audio Documentary
Listening session & discussion : Creative Audio Documentary

Unframing Documentary showcases three sound creations to listen to in the darkness of the Cinémathèque québécoise: today, cinema will not rely on images.

Le souffle de Beyrouth recounts the story of a city through the cycles of destruction and reconstruction of the past decades. This well-crafted documentary combines a rich meditation on the role of sound designer with the trajectory of the city where Rana Eid has spent most of her life. Through Marine Vlahovic’s microphone, we are invited to listen to a genuine manifesto on the power of sound.

The two other creations are best defined as field recordings, a genre at the crossroads of anthropology and sound art. Fuga takes us to a Mexico City neighbourhood where freight trains crisscross the country to accommodate the consumerist lifestyle of northern countries while robbing southern countries. These trains also carry migrants, also dispossessed, who have more difficulty getting across the border than the objects we wish to buy or sell. Finally, Echap skillfully evokes the capitalist steamroller that makes everything uniform, standard, nondescript and disturbing.

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20h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
20H45 7 (1)
* Geographies of Solitude (2)
*
(1) Jim Matlock | 2021 | English | S.T. French

An experimental exploration set to a poetic rhythm about seven innate qualities humans possess to get through life’s challenges.

See full details (2) Jacquelyn Mills | 2022 | English | S.T. French

An experimental documentary exploring the archival work of Sable Island by self-taught naturalist Zoe Lucas, resulting in a remarkably rich fusion of science and art.

See full details
Cinéma du Musée
20H15 One Day in Ukraine
Volodymyr Tykhyy | 2022 | Ukrainian | S.T. English

Filmed over one day, this film by Volodymyr Tykhyy, a founding member of the Babylon‘13 filmmakers’ collective, looks at the Ukrainian people’s many forms of resistance.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H30 Excess Will Save Us
Morgane Dziurla-Petit | 2022 | French | S.T. English

This playful hybrid film is a window into a small French village. An anecdote recounted by locals highlights the absurd paranoia shown by the media.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
20H45 Mulika (1)
* Forêts (2)
* Landscape Suspended (3)
* Churchill, Polar Bear Town (4)
*
(1) Maisha Maene | 2022 | French, Swahili | S.T. French or English

An astronaut leaves his spaceship and returns to Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he tries to reconnect with his identity and roots.

See full details (2) Simon Plouffe | 2022 | Innu | S.T. French or English

This captivating short film shares Innu stories rooted in the forests flooded by the construction of dams and hydroelectric reservoirs.

See full details (3) Naghmeh Abbasi | 2022 | Persian | S.T. English

Under the pretext of a police interrogation, this film shows the politically charged history of Shaho mountain of the Zagros Mountains range in Iran.

See full details (4) Annabelle Amoros | 2021 | English | S.T. French

Every fall, the quaint town of Churchill in northern Manitoba becomes a popular tourist attraction during polar bear migration season.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
20H30 Divine Factory
Joseph Mangat | 2022 | Filipino | S.T. English

This multi-voiced film immerses us in manufacturing in the Philippines, where LGBTQ+ employees are subjected to precarious work conditions to produce religious items.

See full details
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H00 Brazilian Party
Brazilian Party

Come dance to the rythm of the best brazilian vinyls : Tupi Collective will make you move all night as part of our Focus Brazil. From reggae to samba, and from hip-hop to forró, they'll transport you on a tropical journey.

More info
16h30After circus *

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