Montreal International Documentary Festival

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15 - 26 Nov. 2023

Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
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13:00 Stolen Time (Le temps dérobé) *
Helene Klodawsky | 2023 | English | S.T French

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.

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15:30 Far From Michigan
Silva Khnkanosian | 2023 | Armenian | S.T 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
17:30 Perséides / Après-coups / Lesser Choices /...*
(1) Perséides
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
(2) Après-coups
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
(3) Lesser Choices
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
(4) Nafura
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
20:00 Novembre *
Karine van Ameringen, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier | 2023 | French, English | S.T English

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
13:00 Four Holes / Orpheus / Nine Easy Dances /...*
(1) Four Holes
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
(2) Orpheus
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
(3) Nine Easy Dances
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
(4) L' artifice
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
(5) Outside Center
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
15:30 A House for Wandering Souls *
Pablo Lago Dantas | 2023 | Galiciens, Spanish | S.T English

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
18:00 La suite canadienne *
Olivier Godin | 2023 | French, English | S.T French

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
20:00 Listening session : Transistor Média X RIDM
Listening session : Transistor Média X RIDM

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.

See full details
13:00 Another Spring
Mladen Kovacevic | 2022 | Serbian, Albanian, English | S.T English

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
15:00 K-Family Affairs
Arum Nam | 2023 | Korean | S.T English

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
17:00 Hummingbirds
Silvia Del Carmen Castaños, Estefanía "Beba" Contreras | 2023 | English, Spanish | S.T English

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
19:00 Fauna
Pau Faus | 2023 | Spanish, Catalan | S.T English

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
20:45 Apolonia, Apolonia
Lea Glob | 2022 | English, Danish, French, Polish | S.T 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
10:00 Family Stories
Family Stories

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
Archie
Parapluies
Je suis un caillou
L'effet de mes rides
100 Miles
Harvey


This screening will be held in French.

See full details
14:00 Landshaft *
Daniel Kötter | 2023 | Armenian | S.T English

Landshaft portrays the psyche of the inhabitants of Eastern Armenia, emphasizing the altered landscape and ongoing military presence resulting from regional conflicts.

See full details
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Activity or Event

Screening

*Director or crew member in attendance

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10h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
10H00
10H00 Family Stories
Family Stories

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
Archie
Parapluies
Je suis un caillou
L'effet de mes rides
100 Miles
Harvey


This screening will be held in French.

More info
13h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
13H00 Stolen Time (Le temps dérobé) *
Helene Klodawsky | 2023 | English | S.T. French

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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
13H00 Four Holes / Orpheus / Nine Easy Dances /...*
(1) Four Holes
Daniela Muñoz Barroso | 2023 | Spanish | S.T. French or 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 (2) Orpheus
Malaika Shostakovich, Mustafa Uzuner | 2023 | English | S.T. French

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 (3) Nine Easy Dances
Nora Rosenthal | 2023 | English | S.T. French

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 (4) L' artifice
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 (5) Outside Center
Eli Jean Tahchi | 2023 | English, German, patois | S.T. French or 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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
13H00 Another Spring
Mladen Kovacevic | 2022 | Serbian, Albanian, English | S.T. English

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
14h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
14H00 Landshaft *
Daniel Kötter | 2023 | Armenian | S.T. French or English

Landshaft portrays the psyche of the inhabitants of Eastern Armenia, emphasizing the altered landscape and ongoing military presence resulting from regional conflicts.

See full details
15h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H30 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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
15H30 A House for Wandering Souls *
Pablo Lago Dantas | 2023 | Galiciens, Spanish | S.T. English

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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
15H00 K-Family Affairs
Arum Nam | 2023 | Korean | S.T. English

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
17h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
17H30 Perséides / Après-coups / Lesser Choices /...*
(1) Perséides
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 (2) Après-coups
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 (3) Lesser Choices
Courtney Stephens | 2022 | English | S.T. French

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 (4) Nafura
Paul Heintz | 2023 | Arabic | S.T. French or 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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
17H00 Hummingbirds
Silvia Del Carmen Castaños, Estefanía "Beba" Contreras | 2023 | English, Spanish | S.T. English

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
18h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
18H00 La suite canadienne *
Olivier Godin | 2023 | French, English | S.T. French and English

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
19h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
19H00 Fauna
Pau Faus | 2023 | Spanish, Catalan | S.T. English

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
20h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H00 Novembre *
Karine van Ameringen, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier | 2023 | French, English | S.T. French and English

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
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
20H00
20H00 Listening session : Transistor Média X RIDM
Listening session : Transistor Média X RIDM

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.

More info
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
20H45 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
16h30After circus *

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