that Prayer for a Lost Mitten, a feature documentary written, produced and directed by Jean-François Lesage, is now available on DVD and VOD via the platform.

The film raised strong interest both here and abroad when it was screened at some fifteen festivals, from Milan to Melbourne. Among the many prizes won, the Hot Docs Award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary, the RIDM Special Jury Prize in the National Feature Film Competition, the Gala Quebec Cinema Prix Iris for Best Sound in a Documentary and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary.

Prayer for a Lost Mitten also earned Jean-François Lesage the Prix RÉAL 2022, documentary work at the beginning of November, awarded by the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ).

PRAYER FOR A LOST MITTEN (Feature documentary, 79 minutes, 2020, Quebec, 2K, Black and White)

Original French, English and Creole version – with French or English subtitles

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 alternately melancholic and festive, yet always compassionate. A visually stunning film that makes us fall in love with winter.


A screening event will take place at Cinéma Moderne on December 23 at 8 p.m., hosted by the filmmaker Jean-François Lesage. To get into the holiday spirit, a rum eggnog will be served to ticket holders. The DVD of the film will be sold on-site at the special price of $20 (taxes included).

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