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15 - 26 nov 2023

Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
Cinéma du Musée
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
Cinémathèque québécoise - Foyer Luce-Guilbeault
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
Université McGill - Hall Peterson, Salle 108
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19:45 Celles qui luttent *
Sarah Baril Gaudet | 2023 | French, English | S.T French

For Azaelle, Loue O’Farrell, and LuFisto—three female wrestlers from Quebec—the ring is a passionate endeavor and a way to let off steam of day-to-day injustice.

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17:30 Journal d'un père*
(1) W8linaktegw ta niona
Myriam Landry | 2022 | French | S.T English

Turning her gaze toward her father, the filmmaker connects the W8linaktegw (Bécancour) River to the history of her nation and highlights its transformations over the years.

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(2) Journal d'un père
Claude Demers | 2023 | French | S.T English

Claude Demers offers a heartfelt exploration of his relationships with fatherhood; his memories brought to life through archival images and magnificent reconstructions.

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21:00 Bye Bye Tiberias
Lina Soualem | 2023 | French, Arabic | S.T. French and English

The filmmaker turns her camera on her mother, actress Hiam Abbass, to paint an intimate intergenerational portrait of the daring Palestinian women in her family. The work offers a sensitive look at exile while celebrating the resilience of family ties.

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19:00 Sonia Wieder-Atherton in Concert: a Tribute to Chantal Akerman
Sonia Wieder-Atherton in Concert: a Tribute to Chantal Akerman

Stills from two of Chantal Akerman’s films – American Stories: Food, Family and Philosophy and From the East – are projected at a slow pace.
Photos selected by Chantal Akerman.
Faces stare out at us.
Sitting by their side, I watch them and play.
Alternating Prayers, dances, and cadenzas, the voice of my cello begins to converse with them.
I sense that they are responding, and a mysterious dialogue gradually takes shape...
- Sonia Wieder-Atherton

The restored print of D'Est will also be screened on November 16th as a companion screening.

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17:45 Onlookers *
Kimi Takesue | 2023 | - Without dialogue

With a visual approach built on static shots, Kimi Takesue explores the behaviour of tourists visiting Laos.

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20:00 Apolonia, Apolonia
Lea Glob | 2022 | English, Danish, French, Polish | S.T French

Danish filmmaker Lea Glob spends over a decade patiently capturing Apolonia Sokol’s unique world as the French painter carves out her artistic identity with resilience and unflinching defiance.

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15:30 Four Mile Creek / Nocturne for a Forest / Mast-del...*
(1) Four Mile Creek
Ryan McKenna | 2023 | English | S.T English

Reconstructions, archives, and interviews come together as family members explore the death of a woman who died of smallpox at the turn of the 20th century.

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(2) Nocturne for a Forest
Catarina Vasconcelos | 2023 | Portuguese | S.T English

Between reality and allegory, this film reappropriates a forest once forbidden to women, reimagining it from the perspective of those lost to the stake.

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(3) Mast-del
Maryam Tafakory | 2023 | - Without dialogue | S.T English

A story unfolds through written words. Two women lie in bed; between their embraces and tender words, one confides in the other an experience about an interrupted rendezvous in Tehran.

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(4) Jill, Uncredited
Anthony Ing | 2022 | English | S.T English

This collage of excerpts from over 50 years of film and television is a tribute to those who have always been in the background - but above all, it's a tribute to Jill.

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17:00 Focus Bidayyat : new beginnings Opening Cocktail
Focus Bidayyat : new beginnings Opening Cocktail

Opening cocktail of the Focus Bidaayat : New Beginnings, with the participation of the principal participants of this section of the RIDMs 26th edition.

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18:30 Coma *
Sara Fattahi | 2015 | Arabic | S.T English

In Coma, three women from three generations of a family live the drama of ordinary life during an extraordinary time in Syria.

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20:45 Malqueridas
Tana Gilbert | 2023 | Spanish | S.T English

Through videos shot clandestinely by incarcerated mothers, Malqueridas gives a voice to resilient women, separated from their babies and condemned to be forgotten.

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16:00 En attendant les robots / Caches*
(1) En attendant les robots
Natan Castay | 2023 | French, English, Portuguese | S.T English

Through a fictitious character, the director immerses himself in the world of turkers, those click workers who perform micro-tasks night and day in front of their screens.

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(2) Caches
Nicolas Paquet | 2023 | French | S.T English

Concealed in small blinds, hunters wait for game. As time slows down, the hunters find a healing and introspective connection with nature.

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20:00 Still Film
James N. Kienitz Wilkins | 2023 | English | S.T French

Publicity stills of old Hollywood overlap with the frenetic narration of a trial to explore the imprint that cinematic culture leaves on the collective imagination.

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15:00 Far From Michigan
Silva Khnkanosian | 2023 | Armenian | S.T French

Shot within various bomb shelters in Nagorno-Karabakh, the film underscores the hardships endured by civilians trapped in the throes of a 44-day war.

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17:30 Nuits *
Diane Poitras | 2014 | French | S.T English

In this cinematic odyssey, artistic freedom and nocturnal exploration combine, showing us nights in which the senses awaken, stories intertwine, and imagination dances among the thousand poems of twilight.

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22:00 Women's Wrestling Event - Launch of Celles qui luttent
Women's Wrestling Event - Launch of Celles qui luttent

The Celles qui luttent documentary team invites you to a women’s wrestling event!
Come see the documentary’s female wrestlers in action for what promises to be a smashing launch night! On the bill: several thrilling bouts followed by a night of dancing with DJ Roxy Moron.
Enjoy the show!

Presented by SPIRA and the International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS)

This activity is free and will be held in French.

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14:00 Panel : Intimate Histories / Interior Documentary
Panel : Intimate Histories / Interior Documentary

Many of the nonfiction films produced during the Syrian revolution offer intimate histories, picturing familial, domestic, and intergenerational bonds during the war. This roundtable provides a space to reflect on the making and afterlives of those films, on the affective dimensions of dislocation and exile, and how nonfiction cinema can offer virtual worlds to sustain imaginaries across the diaspora.

Participants: Qutaiba Barhamji, Kareem Estefan, Mohammad Ali Atassi, Rania Stephan
Moderated by : Diana Allan

This activity is free, will be held in English and is presented as part of the Focus Bidayyat : New Beginnings, presented in collaboration with World Records, and with the support of Critical Media Lab McGill and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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14h
Université McGill - Hall Peterson, Salle 108
14H00 Panel : Intimate Histories / Interior Documentary
Panel : Intimate Histories / Interior Documentary

Many of the nonfiction films produced during the Syrian revolution offer intimate histories, picturing familial, domestic, and intergenerational bonds during the war. This roundtable provides a space to reflect on the making and afterlives of those films, on the affective dimensions of dislocation and exile, and how nonfiction cinema can offer virtual worlds to sustain imaginaries across the diaspora.

Participants: Qutaiba Barhamji, Kareem Estefan, Mohammad Ali Atassi, Rania Stephan
Moderated by : Diana Allan

This activity is free, will be held in English and is presented as part of the Focus Bidayyat : New Beginnings, presented in collaboration with World Records, and with the support of Critical Media Lab McGill and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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15h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H30 Four Mile Creek / Nocturne for a Forest / Mast-del...*
(1) Four Mile Creek
Ryan McKenna | 2023 | English

Reconstructions, archives, and interviews come together as family members explore the death of a woman who died of smallpox at the turn of the 20th century.

see_full_details (2) Nocturne for a Forest
Catarina Vasconcelos | 2023 | Portuguese | S.T. English

Between reality and allegory, this film reappropriates a forest once forbidden to women, reimagining it from the perspective of those lost to the stake.

see_full_details (3) Mast-del
Maryam Tafakory | 2023 | - Without dialogue | S.T. English

A story unfolds through written words. Two women lie in bed; between their embraces and tender words, one confides in the other an experience about an interrupted rendezvous in Tehran.

see_full_details (4) Jill, Uncredited
Anthony Ing | 2022 | English

This collage of excerpts from over 50 years of film and television is a tribute to those who have always been in the background - but above all, it's a tribute to Jill.

see_full_details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
15H00 Far From Michigan
Silva Khnkanosian | 2023 | Armenian | S.T. French or English

Shot within various bomb shelters in Nagorno-Karabakh, the film underscores the hardships endured by civilians trapped in the throes of a 44-day war.

see_full_details
16h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
16H00 En attendant les robots / Caches*
(1) En attendant les robots
Natan Castay | 2023 | French, English, Portuguese | S.T. French or English

Through a fictitious character, the director immerses himself in the world of turkers, those click workers who perform micro-tasks night and day in front of their screens.

see_full_details (2) Caches
Nicolas Paquet | 2023 | French | S.T. English

Concealed in small blinds, hunters wait for game. As time slows down, the hunters find a healing and introspective connection with nature.

see_full_details
17h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
17H30 Journal d'un père*
(1) W8linaktegw ta niona
Myriam Landry | 2022 | French | S.T. French or English

Turning her gaze toward her father, the filmmaker connects the W8linaktegw (Bécancour) River to the history of her nation and highlights its transformations over the years.

see_full_details (2) Journal d'un père
Claude Demers | 2023 | French | S.T. English

Claude Demers offers a heartfelt exploration of his relationships with fatherhood; his memories brought to life through archival images and magnificent reconstructions.

see_full_details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
17H45 Onlookers *
Kimi Takesue | 2023 | - Without dialogue

With a visual approach built on static shots, Kimi Takesue explores the behaviour of tourists visiting Laos.

see_full_details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Foyer Luce-Guilbeault
17H00 Focus Bidayyat : new beginnings Opening Cocktail
Focus Bidayyat : new beginnings Opening Cocktail

Opening cocktail of the Focus Bidaayat : New Beginnings, with the participation of the principal participants of this section of the RIDMs 26th edition.

voir_fiche
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
17H30 Nuits *
Diane Poitras | 2014 | French | S.T. English

In this cinematic odyssey, artistic freedom and nocturnal exploration combine, showing us nights in which the senses awaken, stories intertwine, and imagination dances among the thousand poems of twilight.

see_full_details
18h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
18H30 Coma *
Sara Fattahi | 2015 | Arabic | S.T. English

In Coma, three women from three generations of a family live the drama of ordinary life during an extraordinary time in Syria.

see_full_details
19h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
19H45 Celles qui luttent *
Sarah Baril Gaudet | 2023 | French, English | S.T. French and English

For Azaelle, Loue O’Farrell, and LuFisto—three female wrestlers from Quebec—the ring is a passionate endeavor and a way to let off steam of day-to-day injustice.

see_full_details
Cinéma du Musée
19H00
19H00 Sonia Wieder-Atherton in Concert: a Tribute to Chantal Akerman
Sonia Wieder-Atherton in Concert: a Tribute to Chantal Akerman

Stills from two of Chantal Akerman’s films – American Stories: Food, Family and Philosophy and From the East – are projected at a slow pace.
Photos selected by Chantal Akerman.
Faces stare out at us.
Sitting by their side, I watch them and play.
Alternating Prayers, dances, and cadenzas, the voice of my cello begins to converse with them.
I sense that they are responding, and a mysterious dialogue gradually takes shape...
- Sonia Wieder-Atherton

The restored print of D'Est will also be screened on November 16th as a companion screening.

voir_fiche
20h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H00 Apolonia, Apolonia
Lea Glob | 2022 | English, Danish, French, Polish | S.T. French or English

Danish filmmaker Lea Glob spends over a decade patiently capturing Apolonia Sokol’s unique world as the French painter carves out her artistic identity with resilience and unflinching defiance.

see_full_details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
20H45 Malqueridas
Tana Gilbert | 2023 | Spanish | S.T. English

Through videos shot clandestinely by incarcerated mothers, Malqueridas gives a voice to resilient women, separated from their babies and condemned to be forgotten.

see_full_details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
20H00 Still Film
James N. Kienitz Wilkins | 2023 | English | S.T. French

Publicity stills of old Hollywood overlap with the frenetic narration of a trial to explore the imprint that cinematic culture leaves on the collective imagination.

see_full_details
21h
Cinéma du Musée
21H00 Bye Bye Tiberias
Lina Soualem | 2023 | French, Arabic | S.T. French and English

The filmmaker turns her camera on her mother, actress Hiam Abbass, to paint an intimate intergenerational portrait of the daring Palestinian women in her family. The work offers a sensitive look at exile while celebrating the resilience of family ties.

see_full_details
22h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
22H00 Women's Wrestling Event - Launch of Celles qui luttent
Women's Wrestling Event - Launch of Celles qui luttent

The Celles qui luttent documentary team invites you to a women’s wrestling event!
Come see the documentary’s female wrestlers in action for what promises to be a smashing launch night! On the bill: several thrilling bouts followed by a night of dancing with DJ Roxy Moron.
Enjoy the show!

Presented by SPIRA and the International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS)

This activity is free and will be held in French.

voir_fiche
16h30After circus *

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