October 22

The 24th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) with five Quebec films screening as Premieres.

LES FILMS DU 3 MARS at RIDM Five local films in official selection

Les Films du 3 Mars is proud to participate in the 24th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) with five Quebec films screening as Premieres. Far Beyond the Pasturelands by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis will be screened as a World Premiere in the New Visions competition. After The Botanist (Best National Short/Medium-Length Film, RIDM 2016), the filmmakers offer a first feature film that transports us to a remote Himalayan region, where the villagers of Maikot are preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillar-mushroom worth more than gold. Also in the New Visions competition, and premiering in North America, The End of Wonderland by Laurence Turcotte-Fraser is a portrait of Tara Emory, a veteran artist who has worked independently in the sex industry since the early 2000s. Facing the imminent eviction of her huge studio, Wonderland, Tara must confront her family history of hoarding, her art, and herself. The film’s world premiere will take place at IDFA: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, in the Luminous section. zo reken by Emanuel Licha will be seen for the first time in Quebec as part of the National Feature competition. The documentary transports us to Port-au-Prince, where a humanitarian aid organization’s 4×4 vehicle has been hacked. Its Haitian passengers now use it to talk about neocolonialism and to denounce the promises of the international community that were made and never kept. Outside, barricades are erected, and the people cry out in anger. zo reken won Hot Docs’ Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award earlier this year.
Screening as a Quebec Premiere, Resources by Serge-Olivier Rondeau and Hubert Caron-Guay focuses on the living conditions of the humans, animals, and plants linked by the meat industry’s chain of production in Quebec. Following various players caught in this chain, the film shows a state of precariousness that reaches across the boundaries of species. Resources will also be screened at IDFA, as an International Premiere, in the Frontlight section. Selected among the short films presented at “La soirée de la Relève Radio-Canada,” Aucéane Roux‘s The Southern Wind will be screened in Quebec Premiere. The film takes place in the village of Val Gagné, which is facing a rural exodus. Life seems to be dissolving, the future is uncertain. But these Franco-Ontarian villagers are surprised by a wind of renewal that will give them hope. 

FAR BEYOND THE PASTURELANDS by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-LebuisNew Visions Competition Strength of the Living SectionQuebec, Canada. 84 minutes. Original Nepalese and Kham Magar version with English or French subtitles.Production: Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-LebuisTeaser – Website – Facebook – Instagram – RIDM
Screening on Saturday, November 13 at 6 p.m. at the Cinémathèque québécoise (Crave room)Available online from November 14 to 17Far Beyond the Pasturelands will open in theatres in 2022.
THE END OF WONDERLAND by Laurence Turcotte-FraserNew Visions Competition Dialogue Between the Arts SectionQuebec, Canada. 85 minutes. Original English version with French or English subtitles.Production: Artémis Films (Katerine Lefrançois)Trailer – Website – Facebook – Instagram  – RIDM Screening on Friday, November 19 at 9 p.m. at Cinéma du Musée
Available online from November 22 to 25The End of Wonderland will open in theatres in September 2022.
ZO REKEN by Emanuel LichaNational Feature Competition Echoes of the Past SectionQuebec, Canada. 86 minutes. Original French and Haitian creole version with English or French subtitles.Production: Les Films de l’Autre (Emanuel Licha)Trailer – Website – Facebook – Instagram – RIDM
Screening on Tuesday, November 16 at 9:15 p.m. at Cinéma du MuséeAvailable online from November 18 to 21zo reken will open in theatres in March 2022.
RESOURCES by Serge-Olivier Rondeau and Hubert Caron-GuayThe Human Space sectionQuebec, Canada. 99 minutes. French and Spanish version with English or French subtitles.Production: Les Films de l’Autre (Serge-Olivier Rondeau and Hubert Caron-Guay)Website – Facebook – RIDM Screening on Saturday, November 13 at 2:45 p.m. at Cinéma du MuséeAvailable online from November 14 to 17Resources will open in theatres in 2022.
THE SOUTHERN WIND by Aucéane RouxLa soirée de la relève Radio-CanadaQuebec, Canada. 16 minutes. Original French and English version with French or English subtitles.Production: L’école des médias de l’UQAM (Éliane Chartier)Trailer – Website – RIDM Screening on Sunday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at Cinéma du MuséeAvailable online from November 18 to 21
LES FILMS DU 3 MARS is supported by more than a hundred members of the film industry as well as by the following institutions: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Canada Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts de Montréal; Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC); Telefilm Canada. Follow Les Films du 3 Mars onF3M.ca Facebook Twitter Instagram  We would like to thank Caroline Rompré | pixelleX communications for the press release.