10 Must See Films at RIDM 2015

Founded in 1998, the Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montreal (RIDM) presents a selection of the best documentaries from Canada and around the world. This year’s edition is one of the very best, as the festival pushes the boundaries of what documentary cinema is. Blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction by featuring a wide array of films that through experimental structures put into question the idea of truth onscreen. With a longstanding mission to create an environment that caters to filmmakers and producers of documentary as much as the public, the festival has quickly become an essential event for nonfiction filmmakers from around the world. This year you will be able to read most of my reviews from the festival at Vague Visages, where I also have a weekly column on sex and eroticism on the silver screen.

This year’s edition is particularly compelling, featuring groundbreaking works, challenging stories and a great community atmosphere. I’ve selected a handful of films that I think are must-sees. Be sure to share in the comments any films you’re excited to see or would like to recommend! The festival runs Nov 12-22, check out their website HERE

After Circus (Viveka Melki, 2015)

after

Le Bouton de Nacre (Patricio Guzmán, 2014)

bout

Fiancée du nil (Edouard Mills-Affif, 2015)

fianc

In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman, 2015)

jack

Los Angeles Plays itself (Thom Andersen, 2004)

losa

My Love Don’t Cross that River (Moyoung Jin, 2014)

mylove

No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015) READ MY THOUGHTS ON THE FILM HERE

nohom

O Futebol (Sergio Oksman, 2015)

futebol

Olmo and the Seagull (Petra Costa, 2015)

olmo

A Summer of Love (Jean-François Lesage, 2015)

summeroflove

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