Montreal International Documentary Festival

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17 - 27 Nov. 2022

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21:00 De l'autre côté *
Lessandro Sócrates | 2022 | French | S.T English

Despite their austere lifestyle, the cloistered nuns of l’Abbaye Sainte-Marie des Deux-Montagnes are charismatic women with an incredible love of life.

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18:00 Le mythe de la femme noire *
Ayana O'Shun | 2022 | French, English | S.T French

Black women share their experiences and knowledge, deconstructing and dismantling the racist and sexist stereotypes negatively impacting their identity.

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18:15 Veranada *
Dominique Chaumont | 2022 | Spanish | S.T French

In Malargüe, Argentina, shepherds work in the heat. Veranada is both a contemplative portrait and a cry of alarm about the impacts of global warming.

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15:00 One Take Grace
Lindiwe Matshikiza | 2021 | Sepedi | S.T English

A creative and rare portrait of the demanding life of a South African woman who wears many hats: one of a mother, a housekeeper, and a talented actress.

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17:45 All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Laura Poitras | 2022 | English

Stepping deftly between the present and past, this film looks at photographer Nan Goldin’s activism alongside archival footage of her life and work in the New York underground scene.

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20:15
(1) Aski Masinikan
Bryan Coocoo | 2021 | Atikamekw | S.T English

Shot near Wemotaci, this short film reveals the beauty of a landscape scarred by mysterious lines. We learn more about their origin through the words of an elder.

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(2) ROJEK
Zaynê Akyol | 2022 | English, French, Arabic, Kurdish | S.T English

Featuring the testimonials of imprisoned members of the Islamic State, this unsettling and highly symbolic work provides an unprecedented cinematic perspective.

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15:00 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.

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(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.

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(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.

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18:00 Short and medium length competition 6
(1) Nazarbazi
Maryam Tafakory | 2022 | Farsi | S.T English

A collage of Iranian films that subtly defy the post-1979 revolution ban on showing a woman and a man touching on screen.

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(2) One Home To Another
Dominique Van Olm | 2022 | Dutch | S.T English

Home videos and present-day images are enhanced by an expressive score and editing, sparking a conversation between the past and the present.

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(3) No star
Tana Gilbert Fernández | 2022 | Spanish | S.T English

A work of family archeology opens an intimate and lucid exchange between two women of different generations, united by mixed feelings toward motherhood.

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(5) Change of Scenery
Noa Blanche Beschorner | 2022 | German | S.T English

Filmmaker Noa Blanche Beschorner immerses us in the memory and nostalgia of the former German Democratic Republic, where her aunt once lived.

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(6) Ptitsa
Alina Maksimenko | 2022 | Russian, Ukrainian | S.T English

Confined during the pandemic, Alina’s relationship with her mother is strained. But when tragedy occurs, they experience a shared drama that will change them and their relationship.

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20:30 Landless
Camila Freitas | 2019 | Portuguese | S.T French

In Brazil, the Landless Workers’ Movement occupies a failing factory. This film provides an introspective look into the daily struggle for land reform.

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17:30 Republic of Silence *
Diana El Jeiroudi | 2021 | Arabic, English, German, Kurdish | S.T French

Taking a personal approach, this film of epic proportions offers a unique view of the Syrian conflict and the life of an exile haunted by memories.

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15:45 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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21:30 Herbaria *
Leandro Listorti | 2022 | Spanish, German | S.T English

Through a surprising dialogue between botany and film preservation, this work offers a freely rigorous reflection on conservation and ephemerality.

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17:30
Lise Bonenfant, Marie Fortin | 1989 | French

Giving centre stage to their words, this film focuses on three women living with HIV who talk about how the disease impacts their daily lives and emotions.

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19:45 Le chant d'Empédocle *
Sylvain L'Espérance, Marie-Claude Loiselle | 2019 | French | S.T English

Legend has it that Empedocles threw himself into the mouth of a volcano to prove that he was immortal; the film shows us he was right.

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21:00 Launch party : Le mythe de la femme noire
Launch party : Le mythe de la femme noire

To celebrate the opening of the film Le mythe de la femme noire, the film's team invites you to a festive evening, at our HQ, located at the Cinematheque québécoise. To be expected : attendance prices and dancing to the devilish rythms of DJ KidCrayola, nicknamed Vibe Bender, this haïtien-born artist, which puts forward self-love and acceptation, uses music as a vector of gatherings to promote the beauty of diversity, the mixing of the cultures and people.

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15h
Cinéma du Musée
15H00 One Take Grace
Lindiwe Matshikiza | 2021 | Sepedi | S.T. English

A creative and rare portrait of the demanding life of a South African woman who wears many hats: one of a mother, a housekeeper, and a talented actress.

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Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H00 Mulika (1)
* Forêts (2)
* Landscape Suspended (3)
* Churchill, Polar Bear Town (4)
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(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 Crave
15H45 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
17h
Cinéma du Musée
17H45 All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Laura Poitras | 2022 | English

Stepping deftly between the present and past, this film looks at photographer Nan Goldin’s activism alongside archival footage of her life and work in the New York underground scene.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
17H30 Republic of Silence *
Diana El Jeiroudi | 2021 | Arabic, English, German, Kurdish | S.T. French or English

Taking a personal approach, this film of epic proportions offers a unique view of the Syrian conflict and the life of an exile haunted by memories.

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Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
17H30 Le SIDA au féminin (1)
Le SIDA au féminin (2)
(1) Lise Bonenfant, Marie Fortin | 1989 | French

Giving centre stage to their words, this film focuses on three women living with HIV who talk about how the disease impacts their daily lives and emotions.

See full details (2) Lise Bonenfant, Marie Fortin | 1989 | French

Giving centre stage to their words, this film focuses on three women living with HIV who talk about how the disease impacts their daily lives and emotions.

See full details
18h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
18H00 Le mythe de la femme noire *
Ayana O'Shun | 2022 | French, English | S.T. French or English

Black women share their experiences and knowledge, deconstructing and dismantling the racist and sexist stereotypes negatively impacting their identity.

See full details
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 12
18H15 Veranada *
Dominique Chaumont | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. French or English

In Malargüe, Argentina, shepherds work in the heat. Veranada is both a contemplative portrait and a cry of alarm about the impacts of global warming.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
18H00 Nazarbazi (1)
* One Home To Another (2)
* No star (3)
* No star (4)
* Change of Scenery (5)
* Ptitsa (6)
*
(1) Maryam Tafakory | 2022 | Farsi | S.T. English

A collage of Iranian films that subtly defy the post-1979 revolution ban on showing a woman and a man touching on screen.

See full details (2) Dominique Van Olm | 2022 | Dutch | S.T. English

Home videos and present-day images are enhanced by an expressive score and editing, sparking a conversation between the past and the present.

See full details (3) Tana Gilbert Fernández | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. English

A work of family archeology opens an intimate and lucid exchange between two women of different generations, united by mixed feelings toward motherhood.

See full details (4) Tana Gilbert Fernandez | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. English

See full details (5) Noa Blanche Beschorner | 2022 | German | S.T. English

Filmmaker Noa Blanche Beschorner immerses us in the memory and nostalgia of the former German Democratic Republic, where her aunt once lived.

See full details (6) Alina Maksimenko | 2022 | Russian, Ukrainian | S.T. English

Confined during the pandemic, Alina’s relationship with her mother is strained. But when tragedy occurs, they experience a shared drama that will change them and their relationship.

See full details
19h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
19H45 Le chant d'Empédocle *
Sylvain L'Espérance, Marie-Claude Loiselle | 2019 | French | S.T. English

Legend has it that Empedocles threw himself into the mouth of a volcano to prove that he was immortal; the film shows us he was right.

See full details
20h
Cinéma du Musée
20H15 Aski Masinikan (1)
* ROJEK (2)
*
(1) Bryan Coocoo | 2021 | Atikamekw | S.T. French or English

Shot near Wemotaci, this short film reveals the beauty of a landscape scarred by mysterious lines. We learn more about their origin through the words of an elder.

See full details (2) Zaynê Akyol | 2022 | English, French, Arabic, Kurdish | S.T. French or English

Featuring the testimonials of imprisoned members of the Islamic State, this unsettling and highly symbolic work provides an unprecedented cinematic perspective.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H30 Landless
Camila Freitas | 2019 | Portuguese | S.T. French

In Brazil, the Landless Workers’ Movement occupies a failing factory. This film provides an introspective look into the daily struggle for land reform.

See full details
21h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
21H00 De l'autre côté *
Lessandro Sócrates | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Despite their austere lifestyle, the cloistered nuns of l’Abbaye Sainte-Marie des Deux-Montagnes are charismatic women with an incredible love of life.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
21H30 Herbaria *
Leandro Listorti | 2022 | Spanish, German | S.T. English

Through a surprising dialogue between botany and film preservation, this work offers a freely rigorous reflection on conservation and ephemerality.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H00 Launch party : Le mythe de la femme noire
Launch party : Le mythe de la femme noire

To celebrate the opening of the film Le mythe de la femme noire, the film's team invites you to a festive evening, at our HQ, located at the Cinematheque québécoise. To be expected : attendance prices and dancing to the devilish rythms of DJ KidCrayola, nicknamed Vibe Bender, this haïtien-born artist, which puts forward self-love and acceptation, uses music as a vector of gatherings to promote the beauty of diversity, the mixing of the cultures and people.

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16h30After circus *

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