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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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