15 - 26 Nov. 2023
Voices of a mother, a son, and friends unite in an attempt to understand the repercussions of the intergenerational trauma caused by Indigenous residential schools and to rebuild their identity.See full details
André-Charles Ishpatao | 2022 | French, Innu-Aimun | S.T French
An inspired and inspiring story dedicated to André-Charles, this short shows how boxing has helped to change his life and how his passion allows him to face challenges.See full details
Julien Elie | 2023 | Spanish | S.T French
In a true work of cinematography, Julien Elie’s extensive research reveals a regime of terror and violence that reigns with impunity in Mexico.See full details
The RIDM is proud to present the vernissage of the audio installation Cinéma Moderne, novembre 2023 from the artist Julie Faubert, a site-specific sonic exploration of the darkened room as a key feature of the cinematic experience. By exploring the boundaries between documentary and fiction, but also with the imagery associated with movie theatres as well as the reveries and romance they can inspire in viewers, this sound creation delivers a destabilizing spatial experience in which the very existence of the screening room is called into question. The gestures, movements, and voices of cinephiles meld with whimsical moments that challenge the tacit muteness of their silent bodies.
Come meet the artist Julie Faubert and attend one of the 6 listening sessions (17h00, 17h20, 17h40 18h00, 18h20 and 18h40).
The project will also be available at Cinéma moderne, from November 15th to 26th, right before all the regular screenings.
This activity is free.
Unframing Documentary presents sound works to be experienced in the darkness of Cinéma Moderne. For the second year running, cinema is taking a visual sabbatical. To tell stories through sound is to access an endlessly evocative power, akin to that of literature, and one that offers unprecedented creative freedom. As Orson Welles once said: “on the radio, the screen is larger than in the cinema.”
This program is produced in collaboration with Jenny Cartwright.
A program composed of works from the official selection of the creative audio festival, Phonurgia Nova.
The works presented will be : Par elles-mêmes by Judith Bordas & Annabelle Brouard (produced by France Culture) and Violeta by Anaïs Carton & Chloé Despax (produced by the CBAI with the help of ACSR Belgique).
This program will be presented in French.
Crowrã is an ethnofiction that spans almost a century of Krahô memories, their stories of resistance equally powerful as those of the carnage survived by the community.See full details
In this fictional work firmly rooted in a documentary-style approach, a sound artist travels to a mining community in India. Confronted with this new reality, he begins to doubt himself.See full details
A sensitive immersion in the village of El Eco from a child's point of view, this film captures the naturalness of a full daily life, punctuated by nature, traditions and hope.See full details
Myriam Landry | 2022 | French | S.T French
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
Peter Mettler | 2023 | English | S.T French
Peter Mettler explores the cycle of life in While the Green Grass Grows, a multilayered and epic cinematic exploration to underscore the fragility and profound nature of human relationships.See full details
Matthew Wolkow | 2023 | French, English | S.T French
The lively nest of a family of blue jays is the focus of this unique experimental film, in which humour and procedural poetry combine in this work of astounding beauty.See full details
Nour Ouayda | 2023 | Arabic | S.T French
When a host of new plant species suddenly appears, strange things start to happen, and questions abound. Where did they come from, and what do they want?See full details
Deborah Stratman | 2023 | English, French | S.T French
Bridging science and fiction in the most inventive of ways, this medium-length film is a unique exploration of evolution, extinction, and the future from the point of view of minerals.See full details
An elegy to Yarmouk, known as the capital of the Palestinian diaspora, a place that resisted atrocity with dignity but that no longer exists.See full details
Forced to leave where she stayed, Sofia wanders across the university campus. Over the course of an ethereal night, this hybrid work contemplates the fragility of forsaken youth.See full details
Ella Morton | 2023 | English, Mi'kmaw | S.T English
Inuk and Mi’kmaq artist Amy Hull evokes the complexity of her relationship to nostalgia and to her home region through childhood stories and images filmed in 16 mm and Super 8.See full details
Alhasan Yousef | 2023 | Arabic, English | S.T English
Evoking anxiety through sensory elements, Syrian filmmaker Alhasan Yousef’s non-linear short conveys the anguish and powerlessness he feels around the fate of his homeland.See full details
Anna Dziapshipa | 2023 | Georgian, Russian | S.T English
Drawing on archives and memories, the filmmaker tries to make sense of an identity that straddles the border separating Abkhazia and Georgia.See full details
A tipping point for a world to be redefined, this film essay explores film and today’s society through a powerful and complex non-linear discourse.See full details
We understand and respect the decision of our friends at Haram Party to cancel the dance night scheduled for November 18 as part of RIDM. We hope to welcome them in the future under circumstances more conducive to celebration.
Please note that the Cinémathèque québécoise will remain open to welcome our festivalgoers.
"Last month, the MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - RIDM contacted us with their desire to bring the Haram Party spirit to their film festival by organizing a pop-up HARAM PARTY X RIDM.
As you may know, Haram Party is an evening to celebrate and dance tirelessly to the sound of Arabic and North African rhythms! Combining music from the East with the West, Haram Party brings together the Rai, Egyptian, Lebanese and Khaliji genres, fusing the traditional with the modern in a unique, exhilarating and inclusive experience.
We were thrilled to share our party with the RIDM audience. But after what happened and unfortunately still happening in Gaza and in spirit of solidarity with our community, we do not find it appropriate, in this time of grief and constant genocide, to organize this event.
We have therefore decided to cancel the event with the understanding and support of the RIDM team."
- HARAM PARTY TEAM
How can images and video, shared locally or across the globe, support revolutionary Syria’s struggle to overthrow a brutal regime? Should images of the regime’s atrocities against its civilians be freely circulated so that viewers can contemplate the true nature of the regime’s violence, or should the circulation of images of violence be restricted to honour the dignity Syrians are fighting for? This panel discussion considers the right to a dignified image, how this debate unfolded in the editing rooms of Bidayyat films, and how it continues to shape global perceptions of the Syrian struggle.
Participants: Mohammad Ali Atassi, Stefan Tarnowski, Farah Atoui
Moderated by : Jason Fox.
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.
In English l English-French simultaneous interpretation: access here.
Astute, politically driven, and partly composed of thoughtfully arranged archival images, this film gives pride of place to the popular music of the Great Depression.See full details
Come share a drink with the films team to celebrate La turlute des années dures 40th anniversaire with a freshly restored print by the NFB, with the initiative of the Cinémathèque québécoise.See full details
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