34th World Film Festival Montreal

26.08.2010 to 06.09.2010

Festival Report by jury member John P. Ferré: PDF Download (© WACC/Media Development)

Festival Website: www.ffm-montreal.org

Awards of the Ecumenical Jury

Directed by:

Adem means “breath”. Tom, a young man who has cystic fibrosis, is struggling to cope with his short life expectancy. He crosses paths with Xavier who also has the lung disease. Xavier helps him to abandon his fatalism and say yes to life. This original and luminous film highlights the fragility and value of life, and explores the search for meaning and happiness, a search common to all people.


The film "Adem” also won the Grand Prix des Amériques.

The Day I Was Not Born
Das Lied in mir
Directed by:

31 year old Maria grew up in Germany.  An unexpected childhood memory during a stopover in Buenos Aires leads to the discovery that she is not who she thinks she is – the life she knows is based on a lie. She begins a search for her true identify that will require her and her family to choose between family love, loyalty and justice.  The film dramatizes the importance of memory, and the strength of family bonds.


The film “Das Lied in mir” was also the winner of the Fipresci Prize and the „Prix du Public".