A winter documentary-tale by Jean-François Lesage
In theatres December 10
The theatrical release of the documentary feature Prayer for a Lost Mitten, written, produced, and directed by Jean-François Lesage has been announced. In the spirit of his artistic journey which began with A Mile-End Tale, A Summer Love, and The Hidden River, the filmmaker captures random encounters to offer a meditative urban symphony about loss. The film will open in Quebec and Ontario on December 10.
Prayer for a Lost Mitten will be presented in Montreal at Cinéma Beaubien, Cinéma du Musée, Cinéma Moderne, Cinéma Public and the Cinémathèque québécoise. It will also open at the Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op, in Ontario. Screenings hosted by the director will be announced soon.
The film had its World Premiere at Visions du réel (Switzerland), and its Canadian Premiere at Hot Docs, where it won the Best Canadian Feature Award. It created a lot of buzz here and abroad, as it was presented in a dozen festivals, from Milan to Melbourne, winning many awards along the way. It notably won the Special Jury Prize of the National Feature Competition at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), the Iris award in the Best Sound – Documentary Film category at the Gala Québec Cinéma, and the Cercle d’or award for Best Documentary at the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke.
PRAYER FOR A LOST MITTEN – Written, Produced and Directed by Jean-François Lesage
Feature documentary, 79 minutes, 2020, Quebec, 2K, Black and White
Original French, English and Creole version – with French or English subtitles
Cinematography: Marianne Ploska | Editing: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo, Ariane Pétel-Despots | Sound Recording: Marie-Andrée Cormier | Sound Mix: Olivier Germain | Sound Design: Marie-Pierre Grenier | Music: Tom Brunt | Line Producer: Richard Brouillette | Production: Les Films de l’Autre | Distribution: Les Films du 3 mars