Montreal International Documentary Festival

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17 - 27 Nov. 2022

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18:00 Eami
Paz Encina | 2022 | Ayoreo, Guaraní | S.T French

In a child’s voice, Eami recounts her journey to escape the invasion of her ancestral land. An essay on the memory of a people forced from the only world they have known.

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20:00 Crows Are White
Ahsen Nadeem | 2022 | English, Japanese | S.T English

Crows are White is a deeply personal film about a filmmaker who goes to great lengths to find answers to questions about his faith and personal life.

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20:15 The Dead and the Others
João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora | 2018 | Krahô, Portuguese | S.T English

Ihjãc’s dreams after his father’s death reveal to him he’ll soon be a shaman. Denying his fate, he leaves his Krahô tribe for a village in the Brazilian hinterland.

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15:30 back home *
Nisha Platzer | 2022 | English | S.T French

In a combination of filmed memories and images of daily life, Nisha Platzer tries to piece together a portrait of the brother she lost as a child.

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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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13:15 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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17:45 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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15:30 Le Roi n'est pas mon cousin / Mangrove School
(1) Le Roi n'est pas mon cousin
Annabelle Aventurin | 2022 | creole, French | S.T French

Annabelle Aventurin interviews her grandmother, author Elzéa Foule Aventurin, who shares their family history with wit and gentle mischievousness.

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(2) Mangrove School
Filipa César, Sónia Vaz Borges | 2022 | guinean creole | S.T French

A powerful political poem about anti-colonial resistance and struggle that revisits the militant education program set up in Guinea-Bissau in the 1960s.

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20:00
(1) Chemins croisés
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.

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

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

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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15:15
(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
(1) On fait toutes du show-business
Nicole Giguère | 1984 | French

An excursion into the world of female musicians in Quebec through interviews and concert excerpts, On fait toutes du show-business brings together a series of rare and vivid portraits of major names in the 1980s French-language music and rock’n’roll scene.

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(3) Histoire infâme
Nicole Giguère | 1988 | French

Archival footage and visual effects combine in this inventive depiction of a song by Louise Portal, which traces women’s painful history.

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(5) Mona Lise - Calamine
| 2021 |

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19:45 La Belle Visite *
Jean-François Caissy | 2009 | French | S.T English

La Belle Visite, by Jean-François Caissy, portrays time passing by as death approaches for the residents of an isolated retirement home in Gaspésie.

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21:00 Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night

You know you want to sing your all-time faves at the top of your lungs. Let yourself go, have some fun and pick up that mic!

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13h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
13H15 Summer Nights (1)
* The Longest Day of the Year (2)
* Will You Look at Me (3)
* Ode to Loneliness (4)
* Yvon / L'Éternel (5)
*
(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
15h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H30 back home *
Nisha Platzer | 2022 | English | S.T. French

In a combination of filmed memories and images of daily life, Nisha Platzer tries to piece together a portrait of the brother she lost as a child.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
15H30 Le Roi n'est pas mon cousin (1)
* Mangrove School (2)
*
(1) Annabelle Aventurin | 2022 | creole, French | S.T. French or English

Annabelle Aventurin interviews her grandmother, author Elzéa Foule Aventurin, who shares their family history with wit and gentle mischievousness.

See full details (2) Filipa César, Sónia Vaz Borges | 2022 | guinean creole | S.T. French or English

A powerful political poem about anti-colonial resistance and struggle that revisits the militant education program set up in Guinea-Bissau in the 1960s.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
15H15 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
17h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
17H45 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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
17H30 On fait toutes du show-business (1)
* On fait toutes du show-business (2)
* Histoire infâme (3)
* Histoire infâme (4)
* Mona Lise - Calamine (5)
*
(1) Nicole Giguère | 1984 | French

An excursion into the world of female musicians in Quebec through interviews and concert excerpts, On fait toutes du show-business brings together a series of rare and vivid portraits of major names in the 1980s French-language music and rock’n’roll scene.

See full details (2) Nicole Giguere | 1984 | French

An excursion into the world of female musicians in Quebec through interviews and concert excerpts, On fait toutes du show-business brings together a series of rare and vivid portraits of major names in the 1980s French-language music and rock’n’roll scene.

See full details (3) Nicole Giguère | 1988 | French

Archival footage and visual effects combine in this inventive depiction of a song by Louise Portal, which traces women’s painful history.

See full details (4) Nicole Giguere | 1988 | French

Archival footage and visual effects combine in this inventive depiction of a song by Louise Portal, which traces women’s painful history.

See full details (5) | 2021 |

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18h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
18H00 Eami
Paz Encina | 2022 | Ayoreo, Guaraní | S.T. French or English

In a child’s voice, Eami recounts her journey to escape the invasion of her ancestral land. An essay on the memory of a people forced from the only world they have known.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
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
19h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
19H45 La Belle Visite *
Jean-François Caissy | 2009 | French | S.T. English

La Belle Visite, by Jean-François Caissy, portrays time passing by as death approaches for the residents of an isolated retirement home in Gaspésie.

See full details
20h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
20H00 Crows Are White
Ahsen Nadeem | 2022 | English, Japanese | S.T. English

Crows are White is a deeply personal film about a filmmaker who goes to great lengths to find answers to questions about his faith and personal life.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H15 The Dead and the Others
João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora | 2018 | Krahô, Portuguese | S.T. English

Ihjãc’s dreams after his father’s death reveal to him he’ll soon be a shaman. Denying his fate, he leaves his Krahô tribe for a village in the Brazilian hinterland.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
20H00 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
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H00 Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night

You know you want to sing your all-time faves at the top of your lungs. Let yourself go, have some fun and pick up that mic!

More info
16h30After circus *

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