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“End of Time” to open RIDM

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has named its opening and closing films for this year, with the Quebec premiere of Peter Mettler's The End of Time (pictured) kicking off proceedings on November 7.
October 4, 2012

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has named its opening and closing films for this year, with the Quebec premiere of Peter Mettler’s The End of Time (pictured) kicking off proceedings on November 7.

The film sees the Canadian filmmaker embarking on “a scientific, poetic and profoundly human odyssey into the very idea of time,” according to the film’s billing. It played at TIFF in Toronto last month, where it was acquired by a number of distributors.

The doc is produced by Maximage, Grimthorpe and the National Film Board of Canada, and distributed in Quebec by Métropole Films, with a theatrical release set for December 12.

Meanwhile, Raymond Depardon’s Journal de France will be the festival’s closing doc. The film, co-directed by Depardon’s long-time spouse and collaborator Claudine Nougaret, looks back on Depardon’s filmmaking career, and sees Nougaret open up the couple’s personal records, revisiting her partner’s artistic life through previously unseen footage from many of his films.

The doc is distributed by FunFilm and will have its North American première at the festival’s closing ceremony and awards presentation on November 17 at the Grande Bibliothèque. A theatrical release is scheduled for next spring.

The 15th RIDM will take place from November 7-18 in Montreal at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma Excentris, the Grande Bibliothèque, Concordia University and Centre Phi.

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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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