Montreal International Documentary Festival

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17 - 27 Nov. 2022

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13:15 David contre Goliath *
David B. Ricard | 2022 | French | S.T English

Burdened by three unfinished short films, a filmmaker confronts his anxieties by launching into a playful and introspective deep dive.

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15:45 Inner Lines
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd | 2022 | Armenian, Turkish, Kurdish | S.T English

Inner Lines is a poignant historical account and a haunting reflection on the eternal return of violence across time and space.

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19:00 Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace *
Heather Hatch | 2021 | English | S.T French

BC Hydro is building a third dam on Peace River. The First Nations living there are fighting fiercely to stop this harmful project.

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15:45 Anhell69
Theo Montoya | 2022 | Spanish | S.T English

A mournful and melancholic portrait of Colombian queer youth destroyed by violence and war; their freedom and self-destruction bound up in an unbridled nihilism.

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13:15 Big Fight in Little Chinatown *
Karen Cho | 2022 | English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French | S.T French

Chinese neighborhoods in North American communities fight back against developers to preserve their historical, cultural, and family heritage.

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18:00 How the Room Felt
Ketevan Kapanadze | 2021 | Georgian | S.T English

Amid cigarette smoke and the distant sounds of the rest of the population, a group of queer friends talk, party, and confide in one another in the privacy of their homes.

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20:00 One Day in Ukraine
Volodymyr Tykhyy | 2022 | Ukrainian | S.T English

Filmed over one day, this film by Volodymyr Tykhyy, a founding member of the Babylon‘13 filmmakers’ collective, looks at the Ukrainian people’s many forms of resistance.

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13:15 L' île de Sukwan *
Perihan Incegöz, Jonathan Tremblay | 2022 | English, Thai | S.T English

With help from her parents, a child playing in the jungle of Thailand builds an imaginary island known only to her.

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17:30
Mitra Farahani | 2022 | Farsi, French, English | S.T English

Through their richly enigmatic and playful correspondence, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan develop a bond of mutual respect and incomprehension.

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19:45 Tolyatti Adrift
Laura Sisteró | 2022 | Russian | S.T English

Laura Sisteró's fascinating portrait of Tolyatti portrays disenchanted youth drifting old, remodeled cars across frozen lakes to relieve their angst.

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

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 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.

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13:45 Luminum
Maximiliano Schonfeld | 2022 | Spanish | S.T English

In this quirky hybrid film, two ufologists vow to unravel the mystery behind extraterrestrial sightings around the Paraná River in Argentina.

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15:30 Short and medium length competition 6
(1) Nazarbazi
Maryam Tafakory | 2022 | Farsi | S.T English

A collage of Iranian films that subtly defy the post-1979 revolution ban on showing a woman and a man touching on screen.

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(2) One Home To Another
Dominique Van Olm | 2022 | Dutch | S.T English

Home videos and present-day images are enhanced by an expressive score and editing, sparking a conversation between the past and the present.

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(3) No star
Tana Gilbert Fernández | 2022 | Spanish | S.T English

A work of family archeology opens an intimate and lucid exchange between two women of different generations, united by mixed feelings toward motherhood.

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(5) Change of Scenery
Noa Blanche Beschorner | 2022 | German | S.T English

Filmmaker Noa Blanche Beschorner immerses us in the memory and nostalgia of the former German Democratic Republic, where her aunt once lived.

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(6) Ptitsa
Alina Maksimenko | 2022 | Russian, Ukrainian | S.T English

Confined during the pandemic, Alina’s relationship with her mother is strained. But when tragedy occurs, they experience a shared drama that will change them and their relationship.

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18:00 Les Voix Croisées
Bouba Touré, Raphaël Grisey | 2022 | French, soninké | S.T English

This intersecting story immerses us in a movement of resistance and decolonization and exposes a migration driven by a desire for emancipation and food independence.

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20:45 Myanmar Diaries
The Myanmar Film Collective | 2022 | Burmese | S.T English

Ten anonymous Burmese filmmakers document life under the terrors of a military dictatorship through raw documentary footage and allegorized reconstructions.

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21:30 Closing Party
Closing Party

What better to celebrate a succesful edition of the festival than a good old festive evening ! We talk, we drink, we dance, we relax and we celebrate documentary !

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13h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
13H15 David contre Goliath *
David B. Ricard | 2022 | French | S.T. English

Burdened by three unfinished short films, a filmmaker confronts his anxieties by launching into a playful and introspective deep dive.

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Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
13H15 Big Fight in Little Chinatown *
Karen Cho | 2022 | English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French | S.T. French or English

Chinese neighborhoods in North American communities fight back against developers to preserve their historical, cultural, and family heritage.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
13H15 L' île de Sukwan *
Perihan Incegöz, Jonathan Tremblay | 2022 | English, Thai | S.T. French or English

With help from her parents, a child playing in the jungle of Thailand builds an imaginary island known only to her.

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Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
13H45 Luminum
Maximiliano Schonfeld | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. French or English

In this quirky hybrid film, two ufologists vow to unravel the mystery behind extraterrestrial sightings around the Paraná River in Argentina.

See full details
15h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
15H45 Inner Lines
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd | 2022 | Armenian, Turkish, Kurdish | S.T. French or English

Inner Lines is a poignant historical account and a haunting reflection on the eternal return of violence across time and space.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H45 Anhell69
Theo Montoya | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. English

A mournful and melancholic portrait of Colombian queer youth destroyed by violence and war; their freedom and self-destruction bound up in an unbridled nihilism.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
15H45 Le Roi n'est pas mon cousin (1)
* Mangrove School (2)
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(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
15H30 Nazarbazi (1)
* One Home To Another (2)
* No star (3)
* No star (4)
* Change of Scenery (5)
* Ptitsa (6)
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(1) Maryam Tafakory | 2022 | Farsi | S.T. English

A collage of Iranian films that subtly defy the post-1979 revolution ban on showing a woman and a man touching on screen.

See full details (2) Dominique Van Olm | 2022 | Dutch | S.T. English

Home videos and present-day images are enhanced by an expressive score and editing, sparking a conversation between the past and the present.

See full details (3) Tana Gilbert Fernández | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. English

A work of family archeology opens an intimate and lucid exchange between two women of different generations, united by mixed feelings toward motherhood.

See full details (4) Tana Gilbert Fernandez | 2022 | Spanish | S.T. English

See full details (5) Noa Blanche Beschorner | 2022 | German | S.T. English

Filmmaker Noa Blanche Beschorner immerses us in the memory and nostalgia of the former German Democratic Republic, where her aunt once lived.

See full details (6) Alina Maksimenko | 2022 | Russian, Ukrainian | S.T. English

Confined during the pandemic, Alina’s relationship with her mother is strained. But when tragedy occurs, they experience a shared drama that will change them and their relationship.

See full details
17h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
17H30 À vendredi, Robinson (1)
À vendredi, Robinson (2)
(1) Mitra Farahani | 2022 | Farsi, French, English | S.T. French or English

Through their richly enigmatic and playful correspondence, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan develop a bond of mutual respect and incomprehension.

See full details (2) Mitra Farahani | 2022 | Farsi, French, English | S.T. French or English

Through their richly enigmatic and playful correspondence, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan develop a bond of mutual respect and incomprehension.

See full details
18h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
18H00 How the Room Felt
Ketevan Kapanadze | 2021 | Georgian | S.T. French or English

Amid cigarette smoke and the distant sounds of the rest of the population, a group of queer friends talk, party, and confide in one another in the privacy of their homes.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
18H00 Les Voix Croisées
Bouba Touré, Raphaël Grisey | 2022 | French, soninké | S.T. French or English

This intersecting story immerses us in a movement of resistance and decolonization and exposes a migration driven by a desire for emancipation and food independence.

See full details
19h
Cinéma Impérial
19H00 Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace *
Heather Hatch | 2021 | English | S.T. English

BC Hydro is building a third dam on Peace River. The First Nations living there are fighting fiercely to stop this harmful project.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Crave
19H45 Tolyatti Adrift
Laura Sisteró | 2022 | Russian | S.T. French or English

Laura Sisteró's fascinating portrait of Tolyatti portrays disenchanted youth drifting old, remodeled cars across frozen lakes to relieve their angst.

See full details
20h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H00 One Day in Ukraine
Volodymyr Tykhyy | 2022 | Ukrainian | S.T. English

Filmed over one day, this film by Volodymyr Tykhyy, a founding member of the Babylon‘13 filmmakers’ collective, looks at the Ukrainian people’s many forms of resistance.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
20H45 Myanmar Diaries
The Myanmar Film Collective | 2022 | Burmese | S.T. English

Ten anonymous Burmese filmmakers document life under the terrors of a military dictatorship through raw documentary footage and allegorized reconstructions.

See full details
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H30 Closing Party
Closing Party

What better to celebrate a succesful edition of the festival than a good old festive evening ! We talk, we drink, we dance, we relax and we celebrate documentary !

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16h30After circus *

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