Quebec will be well represented at the prestigious canadian Festival Hot Docs, which will be held this year entirely online due to the pandemic of COVID-19. Not less than twenty documentaries produced in la Belle Province have been selected by the programmers of the event.
One of the festivals of documentaries, the most famous in the world, Hot Docs is held every spring in Toronto. Even if the event has been cancelled this year because of the crisis of the sars coronavirus, the programmers have managed to find a good selection of films (over 230 feature films and shorts), most of which will be posted on the virtual platform of the festival for the entire month of may.
Among the works from quebec who have been accepted, one finds the film A woman, my mother, a docu-fiction that the filmmaker Claude Demers has devoted to his mother. Festival-goers will also be able to discover online the documentary L. A. Tea Time, Sophie Bédard-Marcotte, that follows the adventures of a montreal filmmaker, and his friend director photo on the road to Los Angeles.
The films Prayer for a mitten lost, Jean-François Lesage, and They Call Me Mr. Miami, Jean-Simon Chartier, Under the same sun, of Francis Jacob and The brother of Jérémie Battaglia are also part of the programming.
The 26e edition of the Hot Docs Festival took place from April 30 to may 31. For more details : www.hotdocs.ca/