DiverCiné 2013: la Francophonie on screening
The Cinematheque and the Consulate General of France present DiverCiné 2013 from March 29-03 April to celebrate La Francophonie. The 2013 program is made up of award-winning features from Africa, Europe, and Canada: "The Virgin, the Copts and Me", "La Pirogue", "Camille Rewinds", "Sister", "Yema", "Camion".
Presented in Vancouver by The Cinematheque and the Consulate General of France, DiverCiné is a cooperation between the Embassy of France in Canada and Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine canadien.
It is designed to celebrate and promote la Francophonie, the international community of countries and governments that use French as a common language; express the identities, imaginings, and cultures of the French-speaking world in all their diversity; and showcase the range and abundance of film production in the francophone nations of the world.
DiverCiné programming gives prominence to films selected for major international festivals, and provides Canadian audiences with an opportunity to see exceptional films that, in many cases, they would otherwise not be able to see.
When? March 29 - April 3
Where? Pacific Cinémathèque
The Virgin, the Copts and Me
Franco-Egyptian filmmaker and religious sceptic Namir Abdel Messeeh sets out to explore miraculous phenomenon in this hilarious, moving, and illuminating first-person documentary.
France/Qatar/Egypt 2012. Director: Namir Abdel Messeeh
With: Siham Abdel Messeeh, Namir Abdel Messeeh
Friday, March 29, 2013 - 4:30pm - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:30pm
A powerful and affecting tale of desperate economic migrants from Africa setting out in dangerously overcrowded boats for Europe, from Senegalese director Moussa Touré.
Senegal/France/Germany 2012. Director: Moussa Touré
Cast: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malamine Dramé "Yalenguen”, Balla Diarra, Salif "Jean" Diallo
Friday, March 29, 2013 - 6:30pm - Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 8:15pm
Camille, a middle-aged, B-movie actress, wakes up on New Years Day to find herself back in 1985: she’s 16-years-old all over again!
France 2012. Director: Noémie Lvovsky
Cast: Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Judith Chemla, India Hair, Julia Faure
Friday, March 29, 2013 - 8:15pm - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 6:30pm
Franco-Swiss director Ursula Meier’s affecting drama won a Silver Bear at Berlin and was Switzerland’s official Foreign Language Film submission to this year’s Oscars.
Switzerland/France 2012. Director: Ursula Meier
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 8:40pm - Monday, April 1, 2013 - 6:30pm
A grieving mother prepares to bury her son, a soldier killed by Islamist extremists, while struggling with the fact that her other son may have been involved in his death.
Algeria 2012. Director: Djamila Sahraoui
Cast: Djamila Sahraoui, Ali Zaref, Samir Yahia, Nabil Oudihat
Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 6:30pm
A poignant and precise blue-collar drama, the story of three men coping with the aftermath of a tragedy, from Montreal filmmaker Rafaël Ouellet.
Canada 2012. Director: Rafaël Ouellet
Cast: Julien Poulin, Patrice Dubois, Stéphane Breton, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Jacob Tierney
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 8:25pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:30pm