Cinema Francophone (Grade 9-12 French)

2021 Festival

ONLINE April 26 to May 9

Presented by ATB and Swan City Rotary Club, this French-language package (with English subtitles) provides a unique blend of films relating to historical events and modern day issues.

Films in this package

While making his rounds on the morning of May 24, 1920, a railway crossing keeper encounters a man in his pajamas, alone in the forest, claiming to be the President of the Republic. Based on a true story. Won the Audience Award at the 2019 Austin Film Festival.

One hundred years after the guns fell silent, the people of northeastern France are still feeling the lasting effects of war. Guy Momper and his team of minesweepers risk their lives daily by entering highly concentrated areas with buried explosives that are polluting the water system and poisoning farm land. Won the Audience Choice Award…

When a judge in France orders the re-enactment of a crime scene in order to shed some light on inconsistencies in a murder case, a Quebec woman and her daughters are forced to relive what they had hoped to forget. Won Best Screenplay at the 2019 Bašta Fest in Serbia.

Yacine doesn’t have enough money to see “Fast and Furious 8” at the multiplex so he and his friends try to sneak in. When that doesn’t work, he comes up with another plan that has unexpected consequences.

The tensions between a recently separated couple increase when they are called to their children’s school to discuss their four-year-old son’s skirt.