Magazine article Screen International

Montreal Doc Festival Unveils Lineup

Magazine article Screen International

Montreal Doc Festival Unveils Lineup

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The 17th Montreal International Documentary Festival runs Nov 12-23 and opens with the world premiere of Kim Nguyen's Le Nez [pictured].

The full programme for the 17th annual Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has been unveiled.

This year's festival will feature 141 films from 44 countries, including 21 world premieres, 19 North American premieres and 21 Canadian premieres.

The festival opens with the world premiere of Quebec filmmaker Kim Nguyen's Le Nez, a journey through the mysterious world of the sense of smell. Nguyen's War Witch was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2013.

Nicolas Wadimoff's Spartiates also receives its world premiere as the festival's closing film. The Swiss filmmaker travels to the outskirts of Marseille, where a mixed martial arts instructor is struggling to keep his school open.

Eleven awards will be presented to the winning films in the RIDM's four competitive sections: Official Competition, Canadian Feature competition; International Short; and and Medium-Length. …

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