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“The Square” to open RIDM

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will open in November with the Quebec premiere of The Square (pictured), and close 10 days later with Fermières.
October 8, 2013

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will open in November with the Quebec premiere of The Square (pictured), and close 10 days later with Fermières.

Jehane Noujaim’s The Square will screen on November 13 at 7 p.m., with the director in attendance.

The documentary follows the Egyptian revolution, from the first anti-Mubarak protests to the fall of Morsi, from the front lines. The version of the film screening at RIDM will be the recently updated version, which picked up the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival last month.

An earlier cut of the film won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Wrapping up the festival on November 23 will be the world premiere of Fermières by Annie St-Pierre, which looks at Quebec’s oldest women’s group, the Cercles de Fermières du Québec, and its colorful cast of volunteer members.

The doc will open across Quebec in spring 2014.

The 16th annual RIDM will take place from November 13-24 at Cinéma du Parc, Excentris, the Cinémathèque québécoise and Concordia University.

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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