A FRENCH ROAD MOVIE | January

According to Marcel Danesi in the Dictionary of Media and Communications (2008), a road movie is known as “a film genre in which the main characters leave home on a road trip, typically altering the perspective from their everyday lives.”

In January, enter 2017 throughout five road movies, which can remind us of the New Year’s resolutions: moving on and taking control of one’s life.

As Michel in Comme un avion, living his passion at the fullest, Betty, trying to discover new horizons in Elle s’en va or Yann, seeking to reconnect with one of his childhood friends in Nos futures. Road movies can also be plural and become family stories: in Tristesse Club, the loss of a father might help brothers and sisters to connect whilst the quest for the Holy Grail will be at the center of Noé and Galaad’s lives in Les Conquérants.

« Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations » – (Olivier Goldsmith, Irish novelist, playwright and poet).

 

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COMME UN AVION                                                                        ELLE S’EN VA
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NOS FUTURS                                                                                   TRISTESSE CLUB  
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BELLES & REBELS | February

Who can say that women cannot be rebels? A rebel is known as a person who does not accept the rules of normal behaviors, who refuse to obey orders.

Great figures of rebellion are often associated with men. Nonetheless, in February, this presumption will be rebutted, through the stories of four rebellious women. It is indeed possible to be “belle” and “rebelle”!

In La Cérémonie, two great French actresses are reunited on screen, Sandrine Bonnaire and Isabelle Huppert, in a movie by Nouvelle Vague director, Claude Chabrol whilst Bande de filles explores the functioning of a girl squad in a popular suburb, between girlhood and womanhood. Violette tells the real life story of Violette Leduc, a gifted French writer and her relationship with feminist figure, Simone de Beauvoir. Finally, you will have the chance to discover the long-awaited movie Elle, by Paul Verhoeven, with Isabelle Huppert, which has been shortlisted for the next Oscar ceremony.

“Every woman is a rebel” – (Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and novelist)

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LA CÉRÉMONIE (PG)

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BANDE DE FILLES (NC16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VIOLETTE (M18)

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ELLE (18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELLES & REBELS | March

« Francophonie is a wide country, without borders. It is the one of the French language. It is an internal country. It is the country that is invisible, spiritual, mental, moral and which resides in everyone of us » – (Gilles Vigneault, French Canadian poet and singer-songwriter)

This March, find out more about Francophonie with three movies which celebrate, in their own ways, this borderless and spiritual country. Travel to modern Tunisia with A peine j’ouvre les yeux and modern Cambodia with Diamond Island, two movies which follow the steps of several teenagers around the globe. Get to also experience the encounter between French and Canadian cinemas with the much expected Juste la fin du monde, by young cinema prodigy, Xavier Dolan.

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À PEINE J’OUVRE LES YEUX (TBA)

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DIAMOND ISLAND (PG 13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (TBA)