As part of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie,
The Alliance française of Edmonton introduces the
French Film FestivalEdmonton – 5 – 22 March 2016
7 movies, 4 sites!
All movies are in French, with English subtitles.
|March 5||AFE||A perfect plan||7pm|
|March 13||AFE||A perfect man||3:30pm|
|March 14||CAVA||Femme debout||6pm|
|March 18||UofA||Turk’s head||6pm|
|March 20||AFE||The Little Prince||3:30pm|
|March 22||AFE||Love songs||6pm|
Synopsis: A curse wipes out all weddings of Isabel’s family. In order to counter it, she adopts a strategy which consists in marrying the man she loves: find a naïve guy, charm him, marry him and then divorce. Sounds like a perfect plan… if the guy in question wouldn’t be Jean-Yves Berthier, a touristic guide redactor she will follow from Kilimandjaro to Moscow! A nuptial trip for the best, and especially the worst!
Synopsis: A widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their impetuous and unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers needed support. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.
Synopsis: Mathieu is 25 and has always aspired to become a famous author. It’s a dream which seems inaccessible because, despite all his efforts, he has never managed to be published. Meanwhile, he earns his living by working for a moving company. His destiny takes a new turn the day he stumbles across the manuscript of elderly and solitary man who has recently died. At first Mathieu hesitates, then finally decides to steal the text and pretend he wrote it. He becomes the bright new star of French literature. Everyone is now eagerly anticipating his second novel, and as each day passes and pressure mounts, Mathieu plunges ever deeper into a criminal spiral of lies in order to keep his dark secret hidden.
Synopsis: 3 francophone women from Senegal, Mexico and Belgium talk about their immigration experience in Vancouver where they raise their kids alone. With strength and resilience, these women have a project: rebuild their life and try to offer “another possible” to their child, while making their best to include themselves within the Canadian society.
Synopsis: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and all will be swept by the shock wave.
Synopsis: This is a story of a story. A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to make sure she’s prepared for it. Her neighbor, the aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.
Synopsis: To help solve their relationship troubles and rekind their love, Julie and Ismaël decide to start a relationship with Alice. But, one day, after a concert, Julie dies from a heart attack. Ismaël tries to go on with his life but Julie’s family continues to include him in their mourning. By this series of events, Ismaël meets Erwann, a young homosexual man who falls madly in love with…
AFE : Alliance Française of Edmonton – 10424, 123 Street
CAVA : Centre d’Arts Visuels de l’Alberta – 9103 – 95 Avenue
CSJ : Campus Saint-Jean – 8406 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury
UofA : North Campus – Room CAB 235