15 - 26 Nov. 2023
Hard-hitting and necessary, this film follows the tradition of investigative documentaries to chronicle a lawyer's crusade against the for-profit nursing home industry.See full details
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
Laurence Lévesque | 2023 | French | S.T English
Julie knows she'll lose her sight. She doesn't know exactly when, but it's imminent. Alongside her good friend Marina, she tries to come to terms with this journey into darkness.See full details
Romane Garant Chartrand | 2023 | French | S.T English
In a sleeping house, women share their stories, beginning to loosen the painful knots that have bound their lives to those of their violent partners.See full details
Courtney Stephens | 2022 | English | S.T English
Using her mother's testimony and Super 8 footages, the filmmaker draws us into the memory of an illegal abortion in Mexico City in the 1960s.See full details
Paul Heintz | 2023 | Arabic | S.T English
Against the backdrop of a Saudi Arabian city, three friends wander the streets at night. Their conversation is studded with a strange word, “nafura,” allowing them to express themselves both mysteriously and freely.See full details
Filmmakers embark on a unique geographic and human journey, capturing the gloom and melancholy of fall in Montreal—and, perhaps more broadly, of our time.See full details
Daniela Muñoz Barroso | 2023 | Spanish | S.T English
A sensitive and surprising portrait, this short film tinged with humour is an ode to encounters, to imagination, and to the small joys of doing things your own way.See full details
Malaika Shostakovich, Mustafa Uzuner | 2023 | English | S.T English
Through the patient gaze of a brother and sister, this film invites us to rethink everyday life in step with Jonny, their brother with cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.See full details
Nora Rosenthal | 2023 | English | S.T English
Nine Easy Dances, or nine short vignettes of family life suffused with laughter and tenderness, punctuated by the chaos of filming and the unknowns of an aging household.See full details
Isabelle Grignon-Francke | 2023 | French | S.T English
Against the backdrop of the carnival and its tribulations, the whirl of rides mirrors Kim’s state of mind as the young Québécois carnival worker thinks hard about his future.See full details
Eli Jean Tahchi | 2023 | English, German, patois | S.T English
In Munich, an amateur rugby team trains hard. For Desmond and his team, united by their queer identity, there is more to learn than just the rules of the game.See full details
Seeking a sense of belonging, the filmmaker returns to his rural village in northern Spain, where he tries to understand his family and their world so deeply rooted in traditions.See full details
Working alongside choreographer Adam Kinner, Olivier Godin deconstructs the dance documentary and weaves in a hybrid element by bringing the original choreographer back to life.See full details
In collaboration with Transistor Media, RIDM will premiere an audio documentary program!
Transistor Média is a podcast production studio located in Gatineau that presents the Festival de la radio numérique (FRN) and Kino-radio annually. Transistor Média promotes podcasts on a national and international scale, in both documentary and fiction. Their mission is to create, produce and distribute digital audio works, focusing on sound creation, radio art, podcasting, stage performances and in situ sound installations to contribute to the public’s appreciation of the arts.Come discover this program of sound documentaries pulled from the catalog of Transistor Media productions during this free listening session.
This activity is free (by reservation) and will be held in French.
In a historical review of the 1972 smallpox epidemic in Yugoslavia, archival images are paired with narration from a doctor who vividly recalls life at the time.See full details
Between the conformism of a civil servant father and the nervous energy of a feminist activist mother, the filmmaker attempts to find her own contribution to social change.See full details
In this coming-of-age pop tale, two friends enjoy summer in Laredo, Texas, trying to overcome their anxieties around an uncertain future.See full details
The sterile environment of an animal testing lab is juxtaposed with the meditative daily life of a shepherd, exposing the contradictions between the neighbouring worlds.See full details
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
Held at the Cinémathèque québécoise for the ninth time, the RIDM is pleased to invite both the young and the not-so-young on Sunday, November 26, to family screenings to introduce budding filmmakers to documentary-inspired cinema. The Carrousel international du film de Rimouski presents a selection of short films for ages six and up on the theme "Family Stories". Step into the lives of families both like and unlike your own! Expect a generous serving of humour, tenderness, and astonishment from this program of animated shorts that will delight filmgoers of all ages.
In this program :
Entre deux soeurs
Je suis un caillou
L'effet de mes rides
This screening will be held in French.
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