Festival 2014 - Programming
*In French with English Subtitles.
AYA DE YOPOUGON
Friday 17 October 7 PM (CCFM) - in French - 85 min - PG
Animation by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie
Based on the comics of the same name
With the voices of Aissa Maiga, Tatiana Rojo, Tella Kpomahou, Claudia Tagbo
Welcome to life in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in the late 70s. Follow the adventures of 19-year-old Aya and her two friends Adjoua and Bintou. Through hardships and happy times together, their friendship continues to grow over the years.
CHINESE PUZZLE (CASSE-TÊTE CHINOIS)
Friday, 17 October 9:00 PM (CCFM) - In French with English Subtitles - 117 min - 14A
Dramatic comedy by Cédric Klapisch
Third chapter in the Spanish Apartment trilogy – after The Spanish Apartment and Russian Dolls (See these films at the CCFM on October 4 - see details here).
With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Kelly Reilly, Sandrine Holt
Xavier is a 40-year-old writer whose life is turned upside down when his wife tells him she is moving to New York with their two children. The painful separation prompts him to join his family, and his already turbulent existence becomes a real “Chinese puzzle.” Fortunately, he can count on the help of friends...
BELLE AND SEBASTIEN (BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN)
Saturday, 18 October 1:00 PM - (CCFM) - In French with English Subtitles - 104 min - PG
Family movie by Nicolas Vanier
based on the novel from de Cécile Aubry
With Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge
Set in the French Alps during World War II, the film revolves around 7-year-old Sébastien, who takes in a stray dog. Over time, he tames Belle, and together they embark on an adventure, meeting a series of characters in search of love, forgiveness and hope along the way.
Saturday, 18 October 3:00 PM (CCFM) - In French with English Subtitles - 106 Min - PG
Dramatic Comedy by Sylvain Chomet
By the director of Triplets of Belleville
With Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont, Hélène Vincent, Luis Rego
Paul lives with his aunts and is the piano accompanist for their dance classes. Cut off from the world, this thirty-something mute has until now lived a very sheltered life. One day, an eccentric neighbour serves Paul one of her “special” herbal brews, magically unlocking his deeply buried childhood memories.
ME, MYSELF AND MOM (LES GARÇONS ET GUILLAUME À TABLE!)
Saturday, 18 October 5:00 PM (CCFM) - In French with English Subtitles - 87 min - 14A
Dramatic Comedy by Guillaume Gallienne
Winner of five César awards: Best film, best actor, best screen adaptation, best editing
With Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Diane Kruger
Guillaume is a delicate child. Overprotected by a domineering mother, who raises him as a girl, he has a rather unconventional childhood. Things get more complicated when, as a teenager, he feels the desire to further explore his identity. As a young adult, he tries to understand and find out who he really is.
MY SUMMER IN PROVENCE (UN ÉTÉ EN PROVENCE)
Saturday, 18 October 7:00 PM (CCFM) - In French with English Subtitles - 105 min - PG
Drama by Rose Bosch
With Jean Reno, Anna Galiena, Chloé Jouannet, Hugo Dessioux, Aure Atika, Hugues Aufray
Three teenagers go to spend their summer vacation in Provence with their grandparents. Although there are initial adjustment issues, they eventually learn to live together, despite the moods and awkwardness. The past resurfaces and surprises as the generations grow closer over the turbulent summer.
Saturday, 18 october 9:00 PM (CCFM) - In French with English Subtitles - 74 min - PG
Drama by Stéphane Oystryk
Manitoba audience premiere
With Stéphane Simard, Mariève Laflèche, Katrine Deniset
Three Franco-Manitoban friends, Natasha, Charlotte and Alexis, hang out one last time before Natasha and Charlotte leave their tight knit francophone community in Winnipeg in favour of Montreal, Quebec. FM YOUTH is a candid look at being young and French in English Manitoba.
Screening followed by a Q & A and a small reception.
VENUS IN FUR (LA VÉNUS À LA FOURRURE)
Sunday, 19 October 4:00 PM (CCFM) - In French with English Subtitles - 96 min - 14A
Drama by Roman Polanski
César award for Best Director
With Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner
Thomas is a director who is struggling to find the right actress for the lead role in a challenging play. As a long day of auditions wraps up, in bursts the mysterious Vanda with her bag of tricks. As they are caught up in an impassioned rehearsal, the balance of power is changed and the two characters transform each other.
Sunday, 19 October 7:00 PM (CCFM)
- In French with English Subtitles - 75 min - PG
Documentary by William Sineux
With Les Surveillantes, Red Moon Road, Christian Dugas, Don Benedictson, Roger Fournier
Join a young French backpacker as he explores the one-of-a-kind bilingual music scene, the history-laden Francophone community, and the extraordinary landscapes of Manitoba in this funny and moving road trip.
Screening followed by a Q & A and a small reception.
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT)
Friday, 24 October 7:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 95 min - PG
Drama by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Directors of: The Promise, Rosetta, The Son, Lorna's Silence, The Kid with a Bike
With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Catherine Salée, Olivier Gourmet
In order to keep her job, a young mother, spurred into action by her husband, spends two days and one night meeting with fellow factory workers to convince them to forgo their bonuses. This intense challenge reveals the characters, personalities and harsh realities of each colleague Sandra meets.
REAL LIES (LE VRAI DU FAUX)
Friday, 24 October 9:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 105 min - 14A
Comedy by Émile Gaudreault
Director of: Wedding Night, Mambo italiano, Fathers and Guns, Sense of Humor
With Stéphane Rousseau, Charles-Alexandre Dubé, Guylaine Tremblay, Julie Le Breton, Mathieu Quesnel
Famous filmmaker Marco Valois decides to shoot the story of Éric Lebel, a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The two become friends, but the filming is disrupted when Éric tries to get back his old girlfriend in the hometown where his parents still live.
IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER (L’HOMME QU’ON AIMAIT TROP)
Saturday, 25 October 1:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 116 min - 14A
Drama by André Téchiné
Based on the Le Roux affair still unresolved 30 years later/ Director of: Rendez-vous, The Scene of the Crime, My Favorite Season, Wild Reeds, Alice and Martin
With Catherine Deneuve, Guil-Laume Canet, Adèle Haenel, Judith Chemla, Pierre Michiels
A rich casino queen. Her naïve and rebellious daughter…and her womanizing boyfriend. In Nice, this infernal trio becomes embroiled in a complex plot fraught with a deadly combination of money, power, love and crime.
WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? (QU’EST-CE QU’ON FAIT ICI?)
Saturday, 25 October 3:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles- 99 min - PG
Drama by Julie Hivon
Director of: Ice Cream, Chocolate and Other Consolations, Tromper le silence
With Sophie Desmarais, Maxime Dumontier, Joelle Paré-Beaulieu, Guylaine Tremblay
A fatal accident that claims the life of their friend throws four twenty-something-year-olds into turmoil as they look for answers and try to get their bearings. The four of them help one another and together seek to give meaning to their lives.
THE DOWNFALL OF A CHAMPION (LA PETITE REINE)
Saturday, 25 October 5:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 108 min - 14A
Drama by Antoine Durand-Brault
Based on the story of Geneviève Jeanson
With Laurence Leboeuf, Patrice Robitaille, Denis Bouchard, Josée Deschênes, Judith Baribeau
The Cycling World Cup is within Julie’s grasp. She just has two more races to go. After winning the first in Montreal, she is suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs. After she is cleared, she competes in the last race in Belgium. However, plagued by remorse, the athlete has some tough decisions to make.
SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS (QU’EST-CE QU’ON A FAIT AU BON DIEU?)
Saturday, 25 October 7:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 97 min - PG
Comedy by Philippe De Chauveron
More than 12 million admissions in France
With Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun, Elodie Fontan, Frédérique Bel
Imagine the churchgoing parents of a wealthy white family who consider themselves fairly open-minded. Add their four daughters who have decided to get married. Mix it all up with their fiancés from a variety of cultural backgrounds and you have the best French comedy of the year.
Saturday, 25 October at 9:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 100 min - PG
Bio-comedy by Ricardo Trogi (Sequel to 1981)
With Jean-Carl Boucher, Sandrine Bisson, Claudio Colangelo, Éléonore Lamothe, Pier-Luc Funk
The year is 1987, and 17-year-old Ricardo has quite a full schedule: he wants to own a car, find a way to get into bars, lose his virginity, make some quick money, and spend time with his friends. However, things don’t go quite as planned. This coming-of-age film is full of unexpected twists and humour.
LA GANG DES HORS-LA-LOI
Sunday, 26 October at 1:00 PM (Towne 8) - in French - 90 min - G
Comedy from Jean Beaudry
Part of the Tales for All (The Dog Who Stopped the War) series
With Gildor Roy, Marie-Jo Thério, Valérie Blais, Guy Thauvette, André Kasper, Lambert Legendre
The town council wants to convert the old baseball diamond into a municipal dump. Disappointed and angry, 12-year-old Nicolas leads a group of kids in the fight to get back their playing field. This energetic “outlaw league” uses all their cunning and determination to achieve their goal.
YOU'RE SLEEPING NICOLE (TU DORS NICOLE)
Sunday, 26 October at 3:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 93 min - PG
Dramatic Comedy by Stéphane Lafleur
Director of: Continental a Film Without Guns, En terrains connus
With Julianne Côté, Godefroy, Reding, Simon Larouche, Marc André Grondin, Francis La Haye
Nicole’s vacation at the family home promises to be uneventful. But this summer, everything takes a different turn with the unexpected visit of her brother and her best friend’s strange reaction. Affected by the sweltering heat and insomnia, Nicole finally awakens into reality and adulthood.
AN EYE FOR BEAUTY (LE RÈGNE DE LA BEAUTÉ)
Sunday, 26 October à 5:00 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 102 min - 18A
Drama by Denys Arcand
Director of: Réjeanne Padovani, Gina, The Decline of the American Empire, Barbarian Invasions
With Marie-Josée Croze, Mélanie Thierry, Éric Bruneau, Melanie Merkosky, Michel Forget
A talented young architect, Luc has everything to be happy: a wife he loves, a dream house in Charlevoix, good friends, and an active lifestyle. However, his perfect existence is transformed after he meets an intriguing young woman in Toronto. Nothing will ever be the same.
Sunday, 26 October à 7:30 PM (Towne 8) - In French with English Subtitles - 137 min - 14A
Drama by Xavier Dolan
Jury prize tie Cannes Festival 2014 - Director of: I Killed my Mother, Heatbeats, Laurence Anyways, Tom at the farm
With Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard, Alexandre Goyette
After the death of her ex-husband, Diane Després is burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive son who has been kicked out of a rehab centre. Relations are strained, but with the help of her mysterious neighbour Kyla, they together find a new sense of balance and hope.