Les Films du 3 Mars and Les Films de l’Autre are proud to announce that Prayer for a Lost Mitten, Jean-François Lesage’s most recent film, received the prestigious award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary, sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada and Telefilm Canada, at the HOT DOCS Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Jury statement: “Director Jean-François Lesage’s instincts for storytelling are on full display in this beautifully crafted film. The jury was drawn in by Lesage’s clever and tender approach that shows a true love for his subjects.”
Since April 30, jury members and Hot Docs’ Doc Shop registered industry delegates had exceptional access to stream documentary premieres from the 2020 program. Starting May 28, more than 140 official Festival selections will be available to Ontario audiences for at-home streaming as part of Hot Docs Festival Online at www.hotdocs.ca. Audiences will also be able to vote online for the Rogers Audience Award, courtesy of Rogers Group of Funds, which will recognize the top five Canadian films in an audience poll with $10k cash prizes for each.
Prayer for a Lost Mitten recently had its international premiere at the VISIONS DU RÉEL (Nyon, Switzerland) online festival edition, presented in competition in the Burning Lights section. The film continues its festival tour this year, and will open in Quebec theatres in 2021.
Les Films du 3 Mars wishes to take the opportunity to launch the official movie poster designed by Diana Le Nezet, a loyal collaborator of Jean-François Lesage, who also produced the posters for his previous films: The Hidden River, A Summer Love and A Mile End Tale.
PRAYER FOR A LOST MITTEN by Jean-François Lesage (Quebec, Canada. 2020. 79 minutes)
The night is falling and Montreal is under the snow. People line up at the lost and found office of the city’s transit company. They all have lost something, which, upon reflection, becomes the symbol of a deeper loss. Prayer for a Lost Mitten is a creative documentary by turns melancholic and festive, yet ever compassionate. A film that helps us get through the winter.
Production: Les Films de l’Autre