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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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