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24.03.04 -

Les filles d’Olfa

The life of Olfa, a Tunisian woman and mother of four daughters, oscillates between light and shadow. One day, her two eldest daughters disappear. To fill their absence, director Kaouther Ben Hania calls upon professional actors to re-enact the story of Olfa and her daughters. Best documentary film – César – 2024Official Selection – Oscars...

24.03.04 -

Sur l’Adamant

Follows patients and caregivers at a psychiatric center with a unique floating structure located in the middle of the Seine river in central Paris. Ours d’Or – Festival du film de Berlin – 2022

24.03.04 -

Éloge de l’ombre

Junichiro Tanizaki’s literary essay In Praise of Shadows, light and dark, and the origins of photography and cinema are among the strands interwoven in this “cinematic meditation” in three chapters. Fleeting shadows ebb and flow in a glistening half-light, an enchanted dreamlike state that reflects on our place in the world, the passage of time,...

24.03.04 -

Umberto Eco : La bibliothèque du monde

A documentary immersion into all things Eco, Davide Ferrario’s film takes us on a tour of Umberto Eco’s private library, guided by the author himself. Combining new footage with material he shot with Eco in 2015 for a video installation for the Venice Biennale, Ferrario documents this incredible collection and the man who amassed it....

24.03.04 -

La Mère de tous les mensonges

Young Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir wants to know why she only has one photograph from her childhood, and why the girl in the picture isn’t even her. She decides to explore the past and its mysteries by creating a handmade replica of the Casablanca neighborhood where she grew up. There, she begins to interrogate the tales her mother, father and grandmother tell about their home and their country. Slowly, she starts to unravel the layers of deception and intentional forgetting that have shaped her life. The truth is hard to face, but in this sometimes surreal nonfiction film, El Moudir begins to draw what is real to the surface. Official Selection – Un Certain Regard / Festival de Cannes – 2023 Moroccan cinema is presented in collaboration with the Centre culturel marocain de Montréal.

23.03.02 -

Young Plato

QUEBEC PREMIERE Young Plato charts the dream of Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey – a maverick who is determined to change the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs. The all-boys primary school in post-conflict Belfast, Northern Ireland, becomes a hot house for thinking and questioning, as the...

23.03.02 -

La parfaite histoire

The Perfect Story offers a riveting, intimate look at the ethical and moral challenges sparked by the relationship between a foreign correspondent and a young Somali refugee. By revealing the boundaries of journalism and filmmaking, the film questions what stories are told, why, and who gets to tell them. DGC Best Canadian Documentary Feature Grand...

23.03.02 -

Je pleure dans ma tête

How can refugee children integrate into Quebec’s school system, given the unspeakable violence they’ve experienced? Following a psychologist specializing in conflict-related trauma, Unspoken Tears pays tribute to the admirable resilience and survival strategies of these “small adults”, whose spirit the bombs and camps have not completely crushed, at a time when it is vital to...

23.03.02 -

The Colour of Ink

The Colour of Ink uncovers the mystery and power of our oldest medium through the eyes of Jason Logan, a Toronto inkmaker. Harvesting colours from the natural world (weeds, berries, bark, flowers, rocks, rust) he makes ink from just about anything. Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival – 2022 Jury Award for Best Documentary...

23.03.02 -

Au-delà du papier

At a critical moment in the history of the written word, as humanity’s archives migrate to the cloud, one filmmaker goes on a journey around the globe to better understand how she can preserve her own Romanian and Armenian heritage, as well as our collective memory. Blending the intellectual with the poetic, she embarks on...