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Ciné Club: La Francophonie fait son cinéma

From 5 to 31 March


To celebrate La Semaine de la Francophonie, the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom and the Québec Government Office in London, with the support of the Francophonie UK group, bring you six Quebec/Canadian movies and documentaries to watch for free online.

The movies will be screened with English subtitles.
All movies and documentaries will be available to stream during a period of 72h only.
Do not miss the dates and see the schedule below!

BOOK HERE FOR ALL MOVIES

Please note: You can just book one ticket per film for your household.




Stream between 5-7 March 2021
Nous Sommes Gold by Eric Morin
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Ten years after the tragic death of her parents in a mining disaster, Marianne returns to her hometown. She returns to GOLD, the rock band formed by her childhood friends, Kristoff and Kevin, who is the only survivor of the mining collapse. Each in his own way will live this return on events in a singular way. For GOLD’s short-lived trio, the commemorative week will slowly drag them into shocking and confusing areas.

Nous sommes Gold from Post-Moderne on Vimeo.



Stream between 12-14 March 2021
Antigone by Sophie Deraspe
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Gripping, powerful, and of-the-moment, Antigone loosely adapts Sophocles’ Greek tragedy and situates it in contemporary Montreal. The latest from critically acclaimed Québécois writer-director Sophie Deraspe (The Wolves, The Amina Profile) is a compassionate family drama that doesn’t hold back on its indictment of the current refugee and immigrant experience in North America. (Tiff.net)




Stream between 12-14 March 2021
L.A. Tea Time by Sophie Bédard Marcotte (documentary)
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A filmmaker stuck in an arid jobless Quebec winter, embarks on an improbable quest across the United States, taking her director of photography along for the journey. Their route should lead them all the way to Los Angeles to meet the artist and filmmaker Miranda July, but nothing will happen as planned. L.A. Tea Time uses fantasy and humour to revisit the American landscape and the torments of the wandering artist in search of inspiration. An unusual travelogue, combining unlikely encounters, the apocalypse, ghosts and meditation. (NFB.ca)




Stream between 19-21 March 2021
La Bolduc by François Bouvier
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La Bolduc is a biographical drama directed by François Bouvier (Paul à Québec) which traces the life of this musical icon which has marked the collective history of Québec. With the crisis of the 1920s and 30s in the background and the first outbursts of the struggle for women’s rights, the screenplay traces the life of Mary Travers Bolduc (1895-1941). It follows her meteoric career, her difficult marriage and her touching relationship with her eldest daughter, Denise, who played the piano to her mother’s records and dreamt of becoming an actress in Hollywood.




Stream between 19-21 March 2021
Trois Pages de Roger Gariépy (court-métrage)
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Told he has only weeks to live, an unassuming middle-aged accountant uses his remaining time to finally learn a Bach adagio for piano that he’d abandoned as a child. (rogergariepy.com)

Trailer TROIS PAGES with subtitles from Roger Gariépy / Réalisateur on Vimeo.



Stream between 29-31 March 2021
Roger d’Astous by Etienne Desrosiers (documentary)
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Roger D’Astous is one of the most important Québec Architect of the twentieth century. For the first time on-screen, this film embarks on a journey throughout the exceptional projects of Roger D’Astous. An epic journey with a modern architecture giant, and frenetic praise for dreaming a better-built environment in our post-global era.

Institut Français Écosse 2021