Montreal International Documentary Festival

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17 - 27 Nov. 2022

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17:45 Chaylla *
Clara Teper, Paul Pirritano | 2022 | French | S.T English

Through a skillful and respectful lens, this documentary follows Chaylla on her difficult path to freedom, justice and rebuilding her identity.

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20:30 They Made Us the Night
Antonio Hernández | 2021 | Spanish | S.T English

The film follows an intergenerational family’s daily life punctuated by dreamlike visions in San Marquitos, Mexico, a town still missing from maps.

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20:00 Dry Ground Burning
Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós | 2022 | Portuguese | S.T 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.

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17:30
(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
Robert Morin | 2022 | - Without dialogue

With this carefully constructed, surprising and minimalist film, Robert Morin blurs boundaries and reminds us that reality is fabricated in cinema.

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20:15 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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18:00 Cavalo
Werner Salles Bagetti, Rafhael Barbosa | 2020 | Portuguese | S.T English

Between documentary, fiction and performance, African ancestry is inscribed on the bodies of seven young artists in the process of creating.

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16:00 5 Dreamers and a Horse *
Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan | 2022 | Armenian | S.T English

Dreamlike landscapes accompany this tale of four protagonists whose contrasting aspirations represent different generations and realities in Armenia.

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20:00 Short and medium length competition 2
(1) Seasick
João Vieira Torres | 2021 | English | S.T English

In this film-performance, the filmmaker wanders an art exhibition, denouncing the white gaze through a simple question no one dares answer.

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(2) Manitushiss
Réal Junior Leblanc | 2022 | Innu-Aimun, French | S.T English

By masterfully using words in a language imposed by colonization and through powerful cinematic slam, the film expresses a harsh critique of our relationship with Mother Earth.

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(3) L' Arche
Amira Louadah | 2022 | Algerian | S.T English

What first appears as educational coverage transforms into a philosophical exploration revealing Algerian society's past and present malaises.

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(4) Blue Garden
Natalie Murao | 2022 | English, Japanese | S.T English

The filmmaker Natalie Murao questions her grandfather on his experience in an internment camp for Japanese citizens in Canada during the Second World War.

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(5) Fuku Nashi
Julie Sando | 2022 | Japanese | S.T English

Fusing reality and fiction, the filmmaker undertakes a complex search for identity as she visits her grandmother in Japan.

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14:00 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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15:45 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.

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17:45
(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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20:30
(1) Nimeshkanaminan
Laura Fontaine, Yasmine Fontaine | 2021 | Innu-Aimun | S.T English

In this heartfelt tribute to their Nation’s elders, two young Innu women revive their cultural traditions by walking the portage trails their ancestors used.

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(3) J'ai placé ma mère
Denys Desjardins | 2022 | French | S.T English

This film immerses us in the personal experience of the filmmaker and his sister as they try to ensure their mother can end her days with dignity.

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17:30
Hélène Roy | 1977 | French

In 1976, a group of 13 female writers and actors worked on staging the feminist play La nef des sorcières. A significant work of memory, this film is a testament to the process of creating a play that is still powerful.

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19:45 Fausto *
Andrea Bussmann | 2018 | Spanish | S.T French

A mesmerizing film that makes history and fiction a nebulous field of experience. A pleasure to watch in the cinema.

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14h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
14H00 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
15h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
15H45 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
16h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
16H00 5 Dreamers and a Horse *
Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan | 2022 | Armenian | S.T. English

Dreamlike landscapes accompany this tale of four protagonists whose contrasting aspirations represent different generations and realities in Armenia.

See full details
17h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
17H45 Chaylla *
Clara Teper, Paul Pirritano | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Through a skillful and respectful lens, this documentary follows Chaylla on her difficult path to freedom, justice and rebuilding her identity.

See full details
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 12
17H30 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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
17H45 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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
17H30 Une nef... et ses sorcières (1)
* Une nef... et ses sorcières (2)
*
(1) Hélène Roy | 1977 | French

In 1976, a group of 13 female writers and actors worked on staging the feminist play La nef des sorcières. A significant work of memory, this film is a testament to the process of creating a play that is still powerful.

See full details (2) Helene Roy | 1977 | French

In 1976, a group of 13 female writers and actors worked on staging the feminist play La nef des sorcières. A significant work of memory, this film is a testament to the process of creating a play that is still powerful.

See full details
18h
Cinéma du Musée
18H00 7 paysages (1)
* 7 paysages (2)
*
(1) Robert Morin | 2022 | - Without dialogue

With this carefully constructed, surprising and minimalist film, Robert Morin blurs boundaries and reminds us that reality is fabricated in cinema.

See full details (2) Robert Morin | 2022 | - Without dialogue

With this carefully constructed, surprising and minimalist film, Robert Morin blurs boundaries and reminds us that reality is fabricated in cinema.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
18H00 Cavalo
Werner Salles Bagetti, Rafhael Barbosa | 2020 | Portuguese | S.T. English

Between documentary, fiction and performance, African ancestry is inscribed on the bodies of seven young artists in the process of creating.

See full details
19h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
19H45 Fausto *
Andrea Bussmann | 2018 | Spanish | S.T. French

A mesmerizing film that makes history and fiction a nebulous field of experience. A pleasure to watch in the cinema.

See full details
20h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
20H30 They Made Us the Night
Antonio Hernández | 2021 | Spanish | S.T. English

The film follows an intergenerational family’s daily life punctuated by dreamlike visions in San Marquitos, Mexico, a town still missing from maps.

See full details
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 12
20H00 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
Cinéma du Musée
20H15 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
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H00 Seasick (1)
* Manitushiss (2)
* L' Arche (3)
* Blue Garden (4)
* Fuku Nashi (5)
*
(1) João Vieira Torres | 2021 | English | S.T. English

In this film-performance, the filmmaker wanders an art exhibition, denouncing the white gaze through a simple question no one dares answer.

See full details (2) Réal Junior Leblanc | 2022 | Innu-Aimun, French | S.T. English

By masterfully using words in a language imposed by colonization and through powerful cinematic slam, the film expresses a harsh critique of our relationship with Mother Earth.

See full details (3) Amira Louadah | 2022 | Algerian | S.T. English

What first appears as educational coverage transforms into a philosophical exploration revealing Algerian society's past and present malaises.

See full details (4) Natalie Murao | 2022 | English, Japanese | S.T. English

The filmmaker Natalie Murao questions her grandfather on his experience in an internment camp for Japanese citizens in Canada during the Second World War.

See full details (5) Julie Sando | 2022 | Japanese | S.T. English

Fusing reality and fiction, the filmmaker undertakes a complex search for identity as she visits her grandmother in Japan.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
20H30 Nimeshkanaminan (1)
* Nimeshkanaminan (2)
* J'ai placé ma mère (3)
*
(1) Laura Fontaine, Yasmine Fontaine | 2021 | Innu-Aimun | S.T. French or English

In this heartfelt tribute to their Nation’s elders, two young Innu women revive their cultural traditions by walking the portage trails their ancestors used.

See full details (2) Laura Fontaine, Yasmine Fontaine | 2021 | Innu-Aimun | S.T. French or English

In this heartfelt tribute to their Nation’s elders, two young Innu women revive their cultural traditions by walking the portage trails their ancestors used.

See full details (3) Denys Desjardins | 2022 | French | S.T. English

This film immerses us in the personal experience of the filmmaker and his sister as they try to ensure their mother can end her days with dignity.

See full details
16h30After circus *

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