Due to the weather forecast, the Bleu soir opening party at the Livart is rescheduled to Thursday June 27, 7:00 PM.

La surimpression d'un lapin et d'une molécule d'ADN dans le film

While the Green Grass Grows

Peter Mettler
2023 - Documentary - 166 min

Homegrown cinema

While the Green Grass Grows

RIDM Award Winners

Switzerland, Canada

Cinéma Public is proud to partner with the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) to present some of the award-winning films from the festival’s 26th edition. While the Green Grass Grows was awarded the Grand Prize for National Feature Competition.


The cycle of life, death, and renewal is at the heart of two chapters in the seven-part series of an ongoing project by Peter Mettler, While the Green Grass Grows. Intricately woven from a visual diary started in 2019, this multilayered, epic, and intimate cinematic exploration centers mostly around the filmmaker’s personal experience of losing his mother and then his father during the pandemic. Mettler’s meditative approach and sensitive camera searches, remembers, and creates a generous space to expose the fragility and profound nature of relationships, where reflections about the human condition and our environment follow one another in a stream of consciousness.


Please note that the screenings on December 2 and 3 are Cinéma Public presentations, and that passports, accreditations and ticket books produced by the RIDM will not be accepted.

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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