BULLETIN CULTUREL March 2011
SEMAINE DE LA
CINEFRANCO CANADIAN MUSIC FEST FRANCOPHONIE
March is the month of francophonie, and in Toronto two outstanding related
events are held around the international day on March 20 : various cultural
structures come together to celebrate the « semaine de la francophonie » ;
while the Cinéfranco festival offers you for the 14th year a large selection of Contents
francophone films – including numerous recent French films.
PAGE 3 - Festivals
Another not-to-be-missed event takes place in Toronto in March : Canadian
Music Week, with its 800 artists and four days of non-stop concerts. This year, PAGE 11 - Visual Arts
the French Trade Commission in Canada organizes in partnership with the PAGE 12 - Lecture
Consulate general of France in Toronto a “Focus on France” : you will have the
opportunity to see on this occasion almost ten artists or bands from France, PAGE 13 - Cinema
during a “France” showcase and several other concerts. PAGE 15 - Television
You shouldn’t miss either the outstanding retrospective dedicated by the TIFF PAGE 16 - Professionals
Cinémathèque to one of the most acclaimed contemporary French actresses :
Claire Le Masne, Cultural Attaché
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FESTIVAL Cinema & TV : Marie Herault-Delanoë
Layout & Literature : David Gressot
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK MARCH 9-13
The Canadian Music Week is one of the longest-running and main music industry
destinations in Canada and North America, with a world class reputation, more than 2000
delegates, 800 bands, 650 media and concerts all over the city. It is not only an
opportunity for the audience to discover new trends but also for the labels, programmers,
bookers etc... to meet worldwide executives.
On this occasion, the French Trade Commission in Canada, in partnership
with the Consulate general of France in Toronto, organizes a “Focus on
France”, which includes a special showcase highlighting new musical trends
through the performance of 5 bands :
DUB INC. - 9pm
Dub Inc. has been the band symbolizing the best of the Reggae "Made in
France Renewal" of last decade. The late 90s and early 2000 seemed to
announce the decline of some emblematic bands, when Dub Inc. brought a
whiff of fresh air on French reggae scene. An explosive mix with dancing
1979 - 10pm
Under the influence of brit-pop, these 5 cosmo-rockers have kept the same
inspirations since the beginning of their formation : the passion for melody,
the energy of sound, the rush of shared experience on stage. The spaceship
NineteenSeventyNine makes its way through a romantic, melancholic and
mellow universe… Ever heard of “moon-rock” ?
YETI LANE - 11pm
The music of Yeti Lane sounds reinvigorated since they became a duo. The
polite and polished indie-pop of the album is roughed up : their new
influences effortlessly melt pop melodies and tribal beats, krautrock synths
and crunching guitars, to unveil modern psychedelics.
MARXS - 12am
In his early childhood, Marxs looks, fascinated, at his father’s vinyl deck
while it's turning and says his first word "disque" (record). Ever since, notes
and rhythms are wandering in his universe with the speed of sound. Marxs
musical life is influenced by electronic music, hip hop, funk and pop and
artists such as Daft Punk, Justice, Jamiroquaï or Radiohead.
NOONE - 1am
Noone is born for the stage. This artist moves, changes identity,
experiments, thinks, works, performs and asserts himself like a great Marvel
hero. With a subtil mix of breakbeat – dubstep – electronica, Noone knows
how to burn the dancefloors.
"FOCUS ON FRANCE" SHOWCASE
THE RIVOLI - 332 QUEEN ST. WEST
THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - 8PM
TICKETS : 5-DAY FESTIVAL WRISTBAND ($75) OR $10 FOR THAT SHOW ONLY
ALL AGES, 19+
In parallel, the following French bands will also be playing :
From jamming with the Stones at Dave Stewart's wedding to backing vocals for
U2, Medi has done it all. His constant touring earnt him support slots with
Supergrass, KT Tunstall and Duffy and lead him to play all over the world. It is
this apprenticeship that has given Medi the skills he so gracefully brings to his
début album. Having already proved he’s completely at home with a pair of
drumsticks in his hands, he has also been blessed with a soulful guitar style as
well as a rythmic keyboard style likened to Stevie Wonder. Combine these with a
voice that can melt butter from a mile away and you have the ingredients of a
record that will prove as addictive as it is soulful.
PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
410 SHERBOURNE ST.
THURSDAY MARCH 10 - 10PM
TICKETS : 5-DAY FESTIVAL WRISTBAND ($75) OR $20 FOR THAT SHOW ONLY
ALL AGES 19+
Chris Combette has given the Caribbean islands & Guiana musical scene some of
its most sophisticated recordings. The delicate balance of his influences (bossa
nova, reggae, calypso, mazurka...) mingle into an original style, illustrated
through his earlier albums, which brought him a wide recognition. He is now
achieving his new album, rather accoustic, but still full of his mixed vibrations.
603 MARKHAM ST.
THURSDAY MARCH 10 - 8PM
TICKETS : 5-DAY FESTIVAL WRISTBAND ($75) OR $10 FOR THIS SHOW
The band members, from Marseille, were initially evolving in a neo-metal style
likened to Incubus, Korn or Deftones. They decided to keep the best elements
of each, melting them into something different, emulating a new horizon of
metal. With machine-like drums, crushing guitars, pounding bass, powerful
vocals and a touch of electronics, their style is influenced by Pantera, Machine
Head, Fear Factory and some black-metal bands.
THE BOVINE SEX CLUB
542 QUEEN ST. WEST
THURSDAY MARCH 10 - 10PM
TICKETS : 5-DAY FESTIVAL WRISTBAND ($75) OU $10 FOR THIS SHOW
FOR MORE DETAILS : HTTP://CANADIANMUSICFEST.COM
CINEFRANCO MARCH 25-APRIL 3
The 14th edition of Cinefranco, the only francophone film festival in Toronto, will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
from March 25 to April 3.
This festival, whose purpose is "to celebrate and promote French language cinema in Ontario", will screen around 20
French films. Like last year, it will be preceded by a "School program", for French students and teachers, from
February 22 to March 4.
We have selected 6 films amongst their very diverse program.
EIGHT TIMES UP
Xabi Molia, 2010, 103 mn
Elsa barely gets by on casual jobs and hopes to find stable employment so
that she can regain custody of her son, Mathieu. Her neighbor on the same
floor also goes from one interview to the next, consummately failing to
score a job each time. Their situation is increasingly precarious, but both try
to bounce back in a world that seems to reject them : "Seven times down for
the count, eight times back on their feet" ?
Sunday March 27 - 8:15pm
Marc Fitoussi, 2010, 107 mn
Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou.
Never having cared about social conventions, she is suddenly faced with the
realization that her own daughter is ashamed of her and therefore refuses to
invite her to her wedding. Hurt in her pride, Babou tries to regain her
daughter's respect by starting anew.
Tuesday March 29 - 9pm
ENSEMBLE, C'EST TROP
Léa Fazer, 2010, 96 mn
Clémentine and Sébastien, young parents stretched between their jobs and
their children, have to accommodate Sébastien’s mother, Marie-France,
determined to stay with them since she has discovered that her husband,
Henri, is cheating on her and that his mistress is expecting a baby…
Friday April 1 - 8.45pm
MY FATHER'S GUESTS
Anne Le Ny, 2011, 100 mn
80-year-old retired doctor Lucien has a big personality. And his commitment
is such that, without telling his family, he has just married young and flashy
Tatiana to protect her from deportation. But his daughter Babette, and his
son Arnaud soon realize that the old man has fallen in love with the gorgeous
yet self-interested Moldovan woman. The family dynamics suddenly dive into
Saturday April 2 - 7.30pm
SO HAPPY TOGETHER
Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, 2009, 103 mn
Thirty something man-child Alain cannot handle being a father. His wife Nathalie
is always glued to her family : her brother, a lawyer who brags and owes
everybody money ; her sister in law who raises her daughter like a horse in a
show and her other sister who has completely lost it... But how will Alain be
able to survive these family ordeals ?
Sunday April 3 - 5pm
TETE DE TURC
Pascal Elbé, 2010, 87 mn
When physician Simon pays a call to a menacing housing project, his vehicle is
ambushed by rock-throwing youths, including high schooler Bora, who launches a
Molotov cocktail but then rushes to save the doc before his car explodes. As
Simon rests in a coma, Bora tries to avoid exposing himself to the cops and his
hot-blooded seamstress mom, but he's soon beaten down by drug dealers angry
that the neighborhood is now filled with roving reporters and police patrols.
Saturday April 2 - 2pm
TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
350 KING STREET WEST
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SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE MARCH 17-26
The "Semaine de la francophonie", which will take place from March 17 to March 26, in different spots of Toronto,
will be the occasion to join various activities focused on the French language and culture.
Exhibitions, lectures, films, musical evenings, activities for the young audience and much more events will be
THURSDAY MARCH 17
9am : Exhibition of photographs – Focus on the Toronto
francophone community – by Stéphane Chu.
Until March 31 at the Alliance française de Toronto - 24
Spadina Road. Free admission.
12pm : Lunch & lecture with Ontario's first French
Language Services Commissioner, François Boileau.
Campus Boréal - 951 Carlaw Avenue. Free admission.
FRIDAY MARCH 18
10am & 2pm : Krik ! La Reine Soleil est là – A singing
show for a young audience (5 to 10), with tales from
Toronto Public Library - 35, Fairview Mall Drive. Free
12pm : Humanidad – children at work – The artists from
Quebec Miki Gringas and Patrick Dionne show their work
on the economic exploitation of children.
Until March 24.
Glendon gallery - 2275 Bayview Avenue. Free admission.
SATURDAY MARCH 19
"SOIREE JOIE DE VIVRE !"
6:30pm : Cinefranco preview – Cinefranco and AMDT.
Movie screening : Amours voilées directed by Aziz Salmy. 7pm : Cocktail – With the dance company Corpus.
Graham Spry movie theatre – CBC Radio-Canada - 250 Harbourfront Centre - Lakeside Terrace Room - 235
Wellington Street West. Free admission. Queens Quay West.
9pm : Robert Charlebois – Avec tambour ni trompette.
7pm : Creative Lab – Surprising and unreleased creation Harbourfront Centre - Brigantine Room - 235 Queens
by three artists from the Lab. Quay West.
The Art Lab - Distillery District - 55 Mill Street - Cannery
Building, Studio 317. Free admission. Cocktail & show : $40 in pre-sell / $45 on the spot.
Show : $30 pre-sell / $35 on the spot.
7pm : Reading circle – Talk about Le Ciel de Bay City
written by Catherine Mavrikakis.
Toronto Public Library - Succursale Richview - 1806 11pm : DJ Medecine Man.
Islington Avenue. Free admission. Harbourfront Centre - 235 Queens Quay West.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23 FRIDAY MARCH 25
6:30pm : Cinema opening – Cinefranco and AMDT. 7pm : Opening of Cinefranco festival.
Movie screening : En attendant Pasolini directed by Movie screenings : Impasse du désir (Swiss movie) and Y
Daoud Alouad Syed. en aura pas de facile (from Quebec), with actor Rémy
Graham Spry movie theatre – CBC Radio-Canada - 250 Girard in attendance.
Wellington West Street. Free admission. Tiff Bell Lightbox - 350 King Street West.
$12 / $10 for students and seniors.
7pm : Mon coeur mis à nu – staged by Louise Nolan.
Until March 26.
Glendon Theatre - 2275 Bayview Avenue. SATURDAY MARCH 26
$10 / $5 for students.
2pm : Animalab’ – Drawing workshop for children.
7pm : Labo-Show Evening – Presentation of different The Art Lab - Distillery District - 55 Mill Street - Cannery
short films, performances and music. Building, Studio 317. $5.
The Art Lab - Distillery District - 55 Mill Street - Cannery
Building, Studio 317. Free admission. 5pm : Morrocan cultural evening.
Metropolitan Centre - 3840 Finch East Street.
7:30pm : Presentation of the tale Tristan et Iseult by $40 for adults / $20 for children (5-14) / Free for Age -5.
Alliance Française de Toronto - 24 Spadina Road. Free 7:30pm : Cabaret & songs Sous le soleil de Brassens.
admission. Alliance Française de Toronto - 24 Spadina Road.
$12 for adults / Free for members and students from
the Alliance française de Toronto.
THURSDAY MARCH 24
11:55am : Lunch at the Canadian Club of Toronto – FOR MORE DETAILS : WWW.SEMAINEFRANCO.COM
Lecture by Marcelle Lean and film directors for the
launching of Cinefranco 2011.
Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Imperial Room - 100 Front
$48 for members / $60 for non-members.
5:30pm : Cocktail with the Association of francophone
Stage Door Lounge - Novotel Toronto Centre - 45, The
Esplanade. Pay what you drink.
6pm : Games evening.
Alliance Française de Toronto - 24 Spadina Road. Free
IMAGES MARS 31-APRIL 9
The Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture,
showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art.
Over the past years, due to the closing of many African movie theatres, the absence of a local market and the
inability to attract international funding, the African Cinema has been declared dead. The program Reframing
Africa, featured in the festival this year in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto and the
Institut français, aims to bring together and confront the different approaches of African filmmakers that enriches
the debate about art and representation on this continent.
REFRAMING AFRICA - CURATED BY JEAN-MARIE TENO
Jean-Marie Teno, Africa's preeminent documentary filmmaker, has been producing and directing films on the colonial
and post-colonial history of Africa for over twenty years. His films have been honored at festivals worldwide, in
Berlin, Toronto, Rotterdam, London... Teno has been an artist in residence at the Pacific Film Archive of the
University of California, Berkeley, and has lectured at numerous universities.
PROGRAM 1 : REPRESENTATION OR REALITY ?
Questioning reality is the driving force that has led many Africans to take up the camera in
the effort to make sense of the mess in a post-colonial Africa faced with ongoing issues of
Un certain matin
Fanta Régina Nacro, Burkina Faso, 1991, 15 mn
One day, while working in the bush, Tiga the villager sees a woman fleeing for her life,
pursued by saber-wielding madman. In an attempt to save the woman, Tiga grabs his gun
Sokhna Amar, Senegal, 2005, 8 mn
In a long and poetic movement, words of sorrow and pain unveil dark and untold secrets
Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 1985, 13 mn
A poetic and ironic conversation between two characters exploring two faces of the same
Mati Diop, Senegal/France, 2009, 15 mn
The odyssey of Senegalese friends who attempt a life-threatening boat crossing.
Melancholic and mysterious, the film addresses the perils of illegal migration.
Poussières de ville
Moussa Touré, Senegal, 2001, 52 mn
When Moussa Touré sees a 7 year-old boy alone in the center of Brazzaville late at night,
he tries to take the child home to his family, only to discover that the boy is homeless.
PROGRAM 2 : PERSPECTIVES : IN MAMBETY'S FOOTSTEPS
A tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers in African history : Djibril Diop Mambéty.
Inventive, burlesque and challenging at the same time, Mambéty’s ground-breaking films
opened up new avenues. These works remain entirely relevant today as emerging
filmmakers struggle to document the social and aesthetic changes facing contemporary
Portrait of a Young Man Drowning
Teboho Mahlatsi, South Africa, 1999, 11 mn
A wounded man called Shadow limps through a black and white landscape of burned-out
buildings, funeral processions and memories in color. He wants to bathe, to clean his
wound, but he finds no one willing to let him use their water…
Wanuri Kahiu, Kenya, 2010, 22 mn
One of the rare science fiction films in African cinema, as described by its director :
"Pumzi is a visual ode to life. A life that has within it that which is good, that which is
beautiful and that which is love. Pumzi is the essence of all these. Pumzi is my breath".
Auguste Bernard Kouémo Yanghu, Cameroon, 2008, 21 mn
A film about friendship, fate and unpredictable circumstances of life.
Zeka Laplaine, France, 1996, 14 mn
In this satire in the style of Hollywood silent movies, a stowaway journeys around a city
beset by difficulties as he tries to find his feet and to stay out of the clutches of a zealous
Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal, 1994, 44 mn
A poor and indebted musician, Marigo, finds solace in playing his congoma until it gets
confiscated by his irate landlady. Marigo tries his luck at the lottery, and despite winning,
finds himself unable to cash in his winning ticket. The film is a burlesque allegory of the
lottery of life in urban Africa.
317 DUNDAS STREET WEST
PROGRAM 1 : REPRESENTATION OR REALITY ?
MONDAY APRIL 4 - 9PM
PROGRAM 2 : PERSPECTIVES : IN MAMBETY'S FOOTSTEPS
TUESDAY APRIL 5 - 9PM
ADMISSION : PAY WHAT YOU CAN
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THOMAS HIRSCHHORN MARCH 11-MAY 29
EXHIBITION : DAS AUGE (THE EYE)
Das Auge (The Eye) is one of Thomas Hirschhorn’s largest and most visceral
sculptural installations yet to be presented. Selected to represent his native
Switzerland at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Hirschhorn is renowned for his
sprawling, immersive artworks that use everyday materials, found images from
the news and mass media, and impassioned graffiti-like texts to engage
audiences in actively thinking about politics and philosophy. Hirschhorn is
interested in the aesthetics of political protest – slogans, placards, provocative
photos – and in moving people to think and act critically in the world.
Sprawling over the gallery’s largest space as well as a specially constructed
mezzanine, the ambitious Das Auge (The Eye) was first presented at the Vienna
Secession in 2008. Crafted out of paper, packing tape, colour photocopies,
stuffed animals, mannequins, and other provisional materials, the exhibition is
based around the image of an eye that sees only the colour red. The entire mise-
en-scène is dominated by the juxtaposition of red and white: the flags of
Canada, Switzerland and other nations; the veins in an eye; blood on snow. The
artist has written: “Das Auge [The Eye] does not see everything – but it sees
everything that is red. Das Auge only sees the colour red. Thus it can only show
red, it can only name red, and it can only ‘be’ red.” Potent and overwhelming,
Das Auge links perception and voyeurism with the politics of the body, all-seeing
eye to all-too-fragile flesh.
Thomas Hirschhorn (born in 1957, Bern, Switzerland) lives and works in Paris.
Since the 1980s, the former graphic designer has evolved to a radical sculptural
Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2004),
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2005), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
(2005), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain (2006), Musée
d’art contemporain de Montréal (2007), and Museo Tamayo, Mexico (2008). He
was included in documenta 11, Kassel (2002), 27th São Paolo Biennale (2006),
and the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2008). Hirschhorn has received
the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2001) and the Joseph Beuys Prize (2004).
THURSDAY MARCH 10 - FROM 6PM TO 10PM
THE POWER PLANT
231 QUEENS QUAY WEST
CHLOE DELAUME MARCH 22-24
On the occasion of her last book's publishing, Le Deuil des deux
syllabes (L'Une & L'Autre Publisher), the author and specialist of
autofiction Chloé Delaume will give several lectures in different
universities of Ontario. She will read some excerpts of her best
seller books, such as : La règle du je (an essay on "autofiction") and
Dans ma maison sous terre.
Chloé Delaume is the author of more than ten books published by
Verticales, by Le Seuil in the collection Fiction & Cie, by Naïves
and by Léo Scheer. She also created and is the director of the
collection "Extraction" at Joca Seria Publishing.
TUESDAY MARCH 22
1280 MAIN STREET WEST - HAMILTON
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23 - 12H30
50 STONE ROAD EAST - GUELPH
THURSDAY MARCH 24
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
105 GEORGE STREET - TORONTO
AMONGST THE MANY FILMS SCREENED AT THE TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX :
RETROSPECTIVE SANDRINE BONNAIRE (MARCH 10-19)
In the tradition of the Cinematheque’s tributes to formidable actresses and actors — we are pleased to announce a
select program highlighting the career of the daring, dimpled and dignified Sandrine Bonnaire. Still young at 43, her
astonishing early success has allowed her to work with some of the greatest French directors.
À nos amours
Maurice Pialat, 1983, 102mn
As raw and anguished as adolescence itself, Maurice Pialat’s masterpiece
announced Sandrine Bonnaire to the world, giving the fresh-faced fifteen-year-
old her first role, and one of her finest.
Friday March 11 - 9pm
Claude Chabrol, 1995, 112mn
One of the best films of the nineties and essential Chabrol, La Cérémonie unites
Bonnaire with another of France’s greatest actresses, Isabelle Huppert, in this
adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s bestseller, A Judgment in Stone.
Saturday March 12 - 5:30pm
Friday March 18 - 9pm
Her name is Sabine
Sandrine Bonnaire, 2007, 85mn
Bonnaire’s first directorial effort – a personal film about her younger sister
Sabine, who was diagnosed with autism after years of misunderstanding and
Friday March 11 - 6:30pm
Joan The Maid
Jacques Rivette, 1994, 336mn
An epic medieval diptych which portrays Joan of Arc as a flesh-and-blood farm
girl, and depicts her rise and fall through a series of episodes.
Sunday March 13 - 3:30pm
Queen to play
Caroline Bottaro, 2009, 97mn
A repressed middle-aged chambermaid discovers chess, and sets her town’s
rumour mill to spinning when she pursues a local doctor to help her excel at the
Friday March 18 - 6:30pm
André Téchiné, 1987, 96mn
A tale of lust and intrigue about a woman who attends her sister’s wedding and
finds herself in a romantic dilemma that mirrors France’s cultural, political and
Tuesday March 15 - 9pm
Philippe Lioret, 2001, 97mn
A romantic comedy about a married businesswoman who unexpectedly falls in
love with a performer in a traveling improv troupe.
Wednesday March 16 - 6:30pm
Patrice Leconte, 1989, 81mn
A sumptuously designed psychological thriller about a meticulously dressed
peeping tom who spies every night on his neighbor, the polished beauty Alice.
Monday March 14 - 6:30pm
Agnès Varda, 1985, 105mn
An enigmatic teenaged hobo named Mona roams the Midi during the harsh of
Thursday March 10 - 6:30pm
Saturday March 19 - 6:30pm
Under The Sun of Satan
Maurice Pialat, 1987, 93mn
A controversial winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Pialat’s adaptation of the
novel by Georges Bernanos is a restrained, unsettling account of a young priest
who tests his holy abilities by accepting a challenge to face the devil incarnate.
Thursday March 17 - 6:30pm
TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
350 KING STREET WEST
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ISMAEL FERROUKHI MIA HANSEN-LOVE SITCOM
FRANCE, 2004, 102 MN FRANCE, 2006, 100 MN FRANCE, 1998, 76 MN
Separated from her biological
father for more than a decade, a
The adventures of an upper-class
teenage girl living with her mother
suburban family abruptly
in Paris sets out to reconnect with
confronted with the younger
her wayward dad.
brother's discovery of his
Reda, summoned to accompany
homosexuality, the elder sister's
his father on a pilgrimage to THURSDAY MARCH 3 - 9PM
suicide attempt and sado-masochist
Mecca, complies reluctantly - as
tendencies. And it all started with
he is preparing for his
baccalaureat and, even more CODE UNKNOWN the arrival of a newcomer.
important, has a secret love
SATURDAY MARCH 19 - 9PM
relationship. But the trip across MICHAEL HANEKE
Europe in a broken-down car is FRANCE, 1999, 112 MN
also a chance to renew the WATER DROPS ON BURNING
connection between two
generations: upon arrival in ROCKS
Mecca, both Reda and his father FRANCE, 1999, 81 MN
are not the characters they were
at the beginning of their trip.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 2 - 9PM
Paris, a man throws a bag of half-
eaten pastry into a beggar's lap. Germany in the 1970s, a young
Separate lives intersect for the one student, Franz, allows himself to be
moment, around this pastry bag, picked up by 50-year old
and all are altered. We follow each businessman, Léopold. Léopold
as repercussions of the incident provokes Franz into revealing his
play out. homosexual experiences and soon
manages to seduce him. Six months
MONDAY MARCH 7 - 9PM later, Frantz has moved in with
Léopold and they appear to live as
an ordinary married couple.
SATURDAY MARCH 26 - 9PM
The Centre National du Livre
Translation Grant Program.
Application deadline : April 10, 2011.
Institut français' Grant Program to
Publishers for the Acquisition of
Application deadline : April 15, 2011.
A registered charitable organization, the Alliance
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HOT DOCS (APRIL 28-MAY 8)
North America's largest documentary festival will run from April 28 to
May 8, 2011, presenting over 170 films from more than 35 countries
including an important selection of French films and welcoming
hundreds of international filmmakers and industry delegates to Toronto.