MOVIES FROM THE 2018 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL –
by Bernard Bujold-
The number of films registered in the 2018 FFM is much smaller than in the beautiful years of the festival but the quality of the films is far from diminished! Despite the lack of resources of the organizers of the FFM, the filmmakers who are there brought films of high quality. As an example the Mia Tate’s film “CAMPESINO”, a film about the lives of Cuban farmers.
This film is based on three elements:
1- the documentary film which is in itself very well done according to the art of documentary;
2- the story of the film that introduces us to this American amateur photographer, Carl Oelerich, who visits the same Cuban village every year since 2002;
3- the history of these Cuban farmers still living according to the ancient customs dating from the Castro Cuban Revolution in January 1959.
Mia Tate’s film has been shown at the FFM, but there is every reason to believe that it will become a TV documentary since its form is perfect for television, like PBS.
In conclusion: the 2018 FFM is much smaller than might be expected, but the quality of the films and the efforts of the filmmakers present at the event remain exceptional.
SEE FACEBOOK FILM MIA TATE – CAMPESINO ;
SEE STORY FILM MIA TATE – LE DEVOIR
MOVIES FROM THE 2018 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL