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Montreal Film Festival kicks off

Docs descend on French-Canada for the Montreal World Film Festival.
August 23, 2001

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Montreal World Film Festival, which kicks off today and runs until September 3. Over 300 films from around the world will screen within the festival’s programs, which include the Official Competition World Greats, World Cinema: Reflections of Our Time, Cinema of Tomorrow: New Trends, Latin American Cinema, Focus on German Cinema, Panorama Canada, Films for Television, Tributes, and the Film & Video Student Film Festival. Unlike the neighboring Toronto International Film Festival, the Montreal fest does not distinguish documentaries with a devoted program. Not surprisingly, however, most docs screen within the Films for Television program.

Below is a list of some of the docs that will play on Montreal’s big screens over the next two weeks:

MIOTTE VU PAR RUIZ – Raoul Ruiz
France – United States, 2001 / 16 mm / Color / 80 min.

OROZCO THE EMBALMER – Tsurisaki Kiyotaka
Japan – Colombia, 2001 / Video / Color / 84 min.

COOL AND CRAZY – Knut Erik Jensen
Norway, 2000 / 35 mm / Color / 105 min.

MY VOYAGE TO ITALY – Martin Scorsese
Italy – United States, 2001 / 35 mm / Color-B&W / 245 min.

ORIGINS OF LIFE – Gérald Calderon
France, 2001 / 70 mm / Color / 39 min.

SUPER 8 STORIES BY EMIR KUSTURICA – EMIR KUSTURICA
Germany – Italy, 2001 / 35 mm / Color-B&W / 90 min.

RAGE – 20 YEARS OF PUNK ROCK: WEST COAST STYLE – Scott Jacoby and Michael Bishop
United States, 2001 / Video / Color-B&W / 67 min.

ROADS FULL OF APRICOTS – Nigol Bezjian
Lebanon, 2001 / 35 mm / Color-B&W / 35 min.

VAN VAN, LET’S PARTY! – Liliana Mazure and Aarón Vega Granado
Argentina – Cuba, 2000 / 35 mm / Color / 85 min.

A WAY OUT – Christene Browne
Canada, 2001 / 16 mm / Color-B&W / 53 min.

DANCE OF THE WARRIOR – Marie Brodeur
Canada, 2001 / Video / Color / 52 min.

LIFE & LILIES – Joshua Dorsey
Canada, 2001 / 35 mm / Color / 5 min.

THE ‘BIZ’ – Holden Wajcer
Canada, 2001 / Video / Color / 10 min.

A DOG’S LIFE – Jean-Christophe Rosé
France, 2000 / Video / Color / 67 min.

CHILDREN OF SHADOWS – Karen Kramer
Haiti – United States, 2001 / Video / Color / 53 min.

WOMEN OF THE MEDINA – Dalila Ennadre
Morocco – France – Belgium, 2001 / Video / Color / 60 min.

FOOTBALL, IRANIAN STYLE – Maziar Bahari
Iran, 2001 / Video / Color / 50 min.

ROMAN POLANSKI: SCENE BY SCENE – Mark Cousins
United Kingdom, 2000 / Video / Color / 49 min.

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI – Carlo Lizzani
Italy, 2001 / Video / Color / 64 min

A FEMALE CABBY IN SIDI BEL-ABBÈS – Belkacem Hadjadj
Belgium – Algeria, 2000 / Video / Color / 52 min.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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