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The Montreal World Film Festival


The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL) is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world. rates this festival in the top 10

The 2017 Festival edition will run August 24 - September 4

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LEGEND : (COMP) Compétition mondiale / World Competition – (PRE) Compétition mondiale des premières œuvres – First Film Competition – (HC) Hors Concours / World Greats – (REG) Regards sur les cinémas du monde / Focus on World Cinema – (DOC) Documentaires du monde / Documentaries of the world – (HOM) Hommages / Tributes – (ffe-c) Festival du film étudiant canadien / Canadian student film festival (comp-c) Courts-métrage en compétition / short film competition 
(s.t.f.) sous-titres francais / french subtitles - (s.t.a.) sous-titres anglais / english subtitles

Babak Shirinsefat;  Slovaquie, Azerbaïdjan;  110 min; anglais
Lorsque Sadig, reconnu coupable et condamné à perpétuité, est libéré après 17 ans de prison, il apprend que ses proches sont morts et que sa ville est occupée. Il retrouve son ami d’enfance et ils franchissent ensemble, bravant le risque, la zone militaire afin d’atteindre leur village natal.
When Sadig, who was found guilty of committing high crimes and was sentenced to long-term imprisonment, gets released after 17 years, he finds out that his beloved ones had passed away and his native town. Incidentally, Sadig meets his childhood friend and together, under great danger, they cross the line of military contact, and reach their native village. 

Bijukumar Damodaran; India; 89 min; hindi s.t.a.
Dans une magnifique vallée de l'Himalaya, on assiste au parcours d'un garçon muet abandonné qui a perdu sa mère à la naissance et est négligé par son père. Sa relation avec un vieux moine bouddhiste l'aide à se détacher de ses souffrances et à explorer le lien qui unit chaque créature à la nature.
Set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, it’s a journey of a neglected and abandoned mute boy, who loses his mother at birth and is furiously neglected by his father. His relationship with an elderly Buddhist monk helps him to detach from his voiceless suffering and to explore the bond that each creation shares with nature.

Massimo Scaglione; Italy; 94 min; italien s.t.a.
La fameuse épopée des briques à Rome et les résultats désastreux du cimentage de la ceinture périphérique de la capitale. Une illustration de la connivence entre les pouvoirs politiques et l’industrie de la construction. 
The brick epopee in Rome and the disastrous results of cementing along the peripheral belt of the capital. An expression of the connivance between political power and the builders.

Ricardo Silva, Omar Guzman;  Slovaquie, Mexique;  95 min; anglais, espagnol, suédois s.t.a.
Voici l’univers d’un être éternel vivant un cycle de vie désespérant et qui accumule les déceptions. Une chronique à propos de l’amour et du combat contre l’oubli.
William, the New Judo Master portrays the universe of an eternal being that exists within a life cycle filled with disappointments and hopelessness. It’s the chronicle about the search for love and the fight against oblivion.


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About The Montreal World Film Festival

Losique Serge

The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL)is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world.
2015 Coverage  includes 120 articles and interviews with winning producers and directors. It was provided by Musivision Films, Laurie Gordon Musivision (video interview), Tom Llewellin, Ken Fernandez,  Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic and Bruno Chatelin


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