PRAYER FOR A LOST MITTEN – In theatres December 10

Screenings hosted by director Jean-François Lesage

Announcing the presentation of a series of special screenings following the theatrical release of the documentary feature Prayer for a Lost Mitten by Jean-François Lesage on December 10.

Following numerous festival selections and awards, Prayer for a Lost Mitten is finally opening in Montreal (Cinéma Beaubien, Cinéma du Musée, Cinéma Moderne, Cinéma Public, Cinémathèque québécoise), Sherbrooke (La Maison du cinéma), and Sudbury (Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op). It will also open at the VIFF Centre Studio Theatre in Vancouver on December 17. The film will be available online starting December 24 on the virtual platforms of Cinéma Public, Cinémas Beaubien, du Parc et du Musée, and VIFF Connect.

Five special screenings hosted by filmmaker Jean-François Lesage are scheduled in Montreal. They will take place on Friday, December 10 at the Cinémathèque québécoise; Saturday, December 11 at Cinéma du Musée; Sunday, December 12 at Cinéma Beaubien and Cinéma Public; and Thursday, December 16 at Cinéma Moderne.

Synopsis: 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.


On the occasion of the release of the film, a treasure hunt contest has been organized in Montreal. Upon finding one of the 20 specially identified mittens, which will be hidden throughout the city, the participants will win a pair of tickets to see the film on the big screen. Clues to find the mittens will be shared on the film’s Facebook and Instagram pages starting November 30.


On the occasion of the release of Prayer for a Lost Mitten, the documentary platform Tënk is showing a fragment of the filmmaker’s work from December 3 to January 29. Three films will be presented: A Mile End Tale (2013), which follows the twists and turns of a broken heart in this motley neighborhood of Montreal; A Summer Love (2015), which captures nocturnal discussions in Mount Royal Park; and The Hidden River (2017), which takes us to a remote corner of Gaspésie where masterful nature becomes the confidante of our quest for existence. A wonderful selection of documentaries that remind us that all the poetry in the world hides behind the simplest things. These three films signed by Jean-François Lesage are also available on the platform.


Friday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. | Cinémathèque québécoise (335 De Maisonneuve Blvd E., Montreal)

Hosted by director Jean-François Lesage.

Saturday, December 11, 5 p.m. | Cinéma du Musée (1379-A Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal)

In the presence of the protagonists, the director and the film team

Sunday, December 12, 2:30 p.m. | Cinéma Beaubien (2396 Beaubien St., Montreal)

Hosted by director Jean-François Lesage.

Sunday, December 12, 6:30 p.m. | Cinéma Public (505 Jean-Talon St. E., Montreal)

Hosted by director Jean-François Lesage.

Thursday, December 16, (time to be confirmed) | Cinéma Moderne (5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal)

Hosted by director Jean-François Lesage.

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




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