RIDM - Grand Prize for National Feature Competition
The struggle for Palestinian self-determination was supported by radical left-wing movements worldwide, also in Japan. This is illustrated by a collection of 16mm films, which were dubbed and screened in Japan. R 21 AKA Restoring Solidarity draws on these documents.
This final screening night centers around the stories of Palestinian women who have powerfully fought against and resisted Zionism. The two films presented respectively reflect on the experience of guerilla fighting and the haunting memories of imprisonment in Israeli jails.
There’s Abdel, whose quiet life is turned upside down by the arrival of his extrovert cousin, whom he takes in for the summer; Fatima, who longs for a more stable existence and is trying to get away from her bad associations; Toussaint, who, on a fishing trip, finds a bottle washed up with a message inside.
With Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier in attendance
In 1940, young Jules and his family move to live with his uncle Jovite in northern Quebec. One day, Jules’ dog wanders into the nearby forest without his master. Jules must do the same to find his four-legged companion. Out in the wild, he meets a young girl named Asha.
With Xi Feng (editor), Nellie Carrier (producer) in attendance
Listening session with Nicolas Lachapelle in attendance
On the occasion of a fishing trip, the members of the Lachapelle family return for the first time to the small mining town where they were born. In 55 years, the village has changed a lot, but the journey to rediscover the stories that shaped this family has just begun.
When teenager Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone completely unexpected in private moments: an exciting crush, an ally in solitude, a vulnerable best friend…
Sophia’s life is turned upside down the day she meets Sylvain, an entrepreneur from the Laurentians who is the complete opposite of her lifestyle. She’ll leave everything behind to live this burning passion.