A river in winter

A river in winter

A river in winter

Documentary

Félix Lamarche

28 minutes | 2020

supported by PRIM through
the Creation Assistance Program

Paraloeil

A river in winter - Félix Lamarche

Synopsis
We often contemplate it, but do we really know it? Filmmaker Félix Lamarche (Terres fantômes, RIDM 2019) invites us to rediscover the St. Lawrence River in the heart of winter. To do so, he embarks on the Amundsen, a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, and travels through the icy expanses while interviewing scientists who share their passion. Between the contemplative observation of the majestic movements of the ice floes and the microscopic observation of the fascinating creatures that live there, this documentary takes the form of a visual and spiritual journey. Between the infinitely large and the infinitely small, the film leads us to meditate on our ignorance while marveling at the unfathomable mysteries of life and the underwater world. (Apolline Caron-Ottavi)

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Sisters: dream and variations

Sisters: dream and variations

Sisters: dream and variations

Documentary

Catherine Legault

85 minutes | 2019

Concerto Films

supported by PRIM through
the Creation Assistance Program

Eye Steel Film

Sisters: dream and variations

Synopsis
Tyr and Jasa grew up in an artistic environment where creation was a way of life, and adulthood has made them original and passionate sisters. Tyr is now a musician and singer while Jasa is an interdisciplinary artist. Inspired by recordings of Icelandic folk songs performed by their great-grandmother, their artistic practices draw on both their colorful imaginations and their family roots. This led them to undertake their first trip to Iceland, to collaborate on a project that combines their artistic disciplines and cultural heritage. With her first feature film, Catherine Legault plunges us into a dreamlike world of animation, performance and cinéma-vérité. More than a simple portrait, the film takes an inspiring look at the artistic process of two sisters whose manifestations are so many variations on self-affirmation, fantasy and dreams.

Sisters: dream and variations

The IndieFEST Film Awards 2020
Award of Excellence: Editing and Original Music

Gala Québec Cinéma
IRIS for Best Original Score – Documentary Film

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The Sea Between us

The Sea Between us

The Sea Between us

Documentary

Marlene Edoyan

102 minutes | 2020

supported by PRIM through
theRisky Documentary Assistance Program

Multi-Monde

The sea between us - Marlene Edoyan

Synopsis
The story transports us to Beirut, 25 years after the end of a bloody civil war, to find out if forgiveness and reconciliation are possible in a country shattered by sectarian conflicts.

La Mer entre nous - Marlene Edoyan
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Zo Reken

Zo Reken

Zo reken

Documentary

Emanuel Licha

Les Films de l’Autre
86 minutes | 2021

supported by PRIM through
the Creation Assistance Program

Les Films du 3 Mars

Zo Reken - Emanuel Licha

Synopsis
Zo reken (“shark bone”) is the nickname given in Haiti to the Toyota Land Cruiser, a powerful 4×4 vehicle popular among the humanitarian aid organizations that are omnipresent in the country since the 2010 earthquake.
Ten years later, as the country is once more in turmoil and under a strict lockdown, a zo reken has been hacked and transformed into a mobile space for encounters and discussion among Haitians. Foreign aid workers are no longer allowed on board.
The driver leads the conversation with his passengers, all citizens of Port-au-Prince, as he tries to make his way between the barricades and the demonstrations. They talk about the state of the country, about neocolonialism and humanitarian aid, and anger is mounting. They’re angry at the president who lost the people’s confidence, frustrated by the international community that made promises that were never kept, and desperate to see the end of the violence against the most vulnerable.
Zo reken is a road movie and a machine that makes them speak.

Zo Reken - Emanuel Licha
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Prayer for a Lost Mitten

Prayer for a Lost Mitten

Prayer for a
Lost Mitten

Documentary

Jean-François Lesage

Les Films de l’Autre
79 minutes | 2020

supported by PRIM through
the Creation Assistance Program

Distribution Les Films du 3 mars

Prayer for a Lost Mitten - Jean-François Lesage

Synopsis
The night is falling. 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 creation documentary – at times melancholic, at times festive, always loving – that helps us through the winter.

Prayer for a Lost Mitten - Jean-François Lesage

Hotdocs Festival
Winner of Best Canadian Documentary

Calgary Underground Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary Award

RIDM
Special Jury Prize in the National Feature Film Competition

Gala Québec Cinéma
Iris for Best Sound in Documentary

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