First Cow – A taste of western narrative

The core of the film is the friendship between King-Lu and Cookie (John Magaro), who meet in the forest while the latter is running with a group of fur trappers on the verge of cashing in their pelts. Recognizing that King-Lu is a man on the run, Cookie—whose quiet, wary bearing marks him as an outsider—gives him shelter.

Vues d’Afrique 2020 – Short Animation and Documentaries

What I want to share with you are; one short animation, two middle-length, and one short documentary (from the “Regards d’ici” section). All of them are very well-made.  Bintou Mariage Précoce (Mamahadou Kheraba Traore) – Senegal Bintou is a 13-year-old girl. As any girl at her age, she goes to…

Plein(s) Écran(s) – RIDM Weekend

The four short films presented here are all documentaries that deal with social issues. You will definitely be brought to think about those issues.  I Signed the Petition (Fleifel Mahdi) – Canada Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt.…

Drag Kids – This is Just Beginning

“Boom!” Stephan, Jason, Nemis and Bracken aren’t teens yet. Like other kids of their age they’re living carefree lives except when it comes to their shared passion: drag queen routines. In imitating character (Queen Lactatia, Laddy GaGa or Suzan Bee Anthony) or exaggerating feminine stereotypes (Bracken), these kids transform and…

And then we danced – For its Own Sake

Merab has been training since he was young at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes his strongest rival as well as his desire. In the conservative world he lives, Merab finds himself liberating. But at the same time, he finds himself in a dangerous situation.