RIDM reveals roster

The 15th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has revealed its line-up, which includes Leviathan, The Fruit Hunters, 5 Broken Cameras and Detropia (pictured).
October 26, 2012

The 15th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has revealed its roster, which includes Leviathan, The Fruit Hunters, 5 Broken Cameras and Detropia (pictured).

The festival will kick off on November 7 with the previously announced opening film The End of Time from Peter Mettler, and closes on November 18 with the North American premiere of Journal de France, by French documentary filmmakers Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret.

RIDM’s official competition will see 14 docs competing for the grand prize for best international feature,  as well as prizes for best cinematography and best editing. International films in the running for these prizes include Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s Leviathan; Jet Leyco’s Ex Press; Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet’s Only The Young; Hala Alabdalla’s Comme si nous attrapions un cobra; Régis Sauder’s Être là; and Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s Off Label.

In the Canadian feature competition, films include Sylvain L’Espérance’s Sur le rivage du monde; Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters; Rodrigue Jean and Hubert Caron-Guay’s L’état du monde; Hélène Choquette’s Les poings de la fierté; Dominic Gagnon Pieces and Love All to Hell and the late Magnus Isacsson’s Ma vie réelle.

For the international short and medium-length competitions, films include Argentinian Lesson; the Dardenne brothers’ Un été avec Anton; Nessa; East Hastings Pharmacy; and Letters from Pyongyang.

In the Panorama section, special presentations include Agnès Varda’s Agnès de ci de là Varda; Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s hybrid fiction-documentary film, Mekong Hotel; Helena Třeštíková’s Private Universe, which took 37 years to film; Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras;  Rodney Ascher’s Room 237; and Detropia from Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. Homegrown films include Serge Giguère’s Le Nord au cœur, Alanis Obomsawin’s The People of the Kattawapiskak River and Velcrow Ripper’s Occupy Love.

The full list of films can be seen here.

RIDM takes place in Montreal from November 7 to 18.

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