RIDM IN OVERTIME
|Don’t miss these four short films available on La Fabrique culturelle until June 12! ? On the menu: four lively approaches that explore the personal and collective realities of adolescent girls and women.
- La fin des rois by Rémi Brachet
- Casting Nelly by Jérémie Picard
- Love-moi by Romane Garant Chartrand
- The Truss Arch by Sonya Stefan
RIDM FILMS IN CINEMAS
GABOR by Joannie Lafrenière
(Closing film – RIDM 2021)
In several quebec venues
|This first feature-length documentary by Joannie Lafrenière offers a portrait tinged with affection and humor of her friend, the talented photographer Gabor Szilasi. Built around multiple encounters, including that between the filmmaker and this man with eloquent vivacity and inspiring lucidity, this intimate and offbeat documentary revisits the career and personal history of this nonagenarian with a creative background of great richness, as well as a fascinating life story. But this journey into the past remains well anchored in the present moment, like this artist who has been able to capture, through six decades, the poetry of everyday plural in his adopted country, and who continues to do so with passion.
Cher Jackie takes the form of a film letter to Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in Major League Baseball after playing for the Montreal Royals and an activist who helped pave the way for the civil rights movement in the United States. Telling him the reality of the black community now inhabiting the Little Burgundy district, once called the Harlem of the North, this film draws a relevant parallel between the eras. Through eloquent encounters, the filmmaker paints a portrait of racism and racial inequality in Montreal and Quebec more broadly. Adopting an original historical and social perspective, Henri Pardo makes an essential film that deconstructs the myth of a postracial Quebec society.