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OTTAWA - International Animation Festival

September 20 to 24, 2017

Downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters. The contributors come from all around the world, and also from France.


VANCOUVER - Spotlight on France @ VIFF

From September 28 to October 13, 2017
Various places

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is just around the corner. The Cultural service is proud to continue working closely with VIFF and supports the event.

in theaters

The Ornitologist

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is carried away by the rapids when he travels down a remote river in the north of Portugal, in search of black storks, an endangered species. Rescued from the water by two Chinese people on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, he plunges into a thick and dangerous jungle in order to find his way again. But, little by little, obstacles and unexpected encounters put Fernando to the test, surprising and assaulting him, pushing him to extreme acts that transform and reveal him to be a different man, amazed, multiple, then completely crazy.

66 French films and coproductions selected at TIFF 2017

The 42nd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner and it will once again celebrate French cinema. 55 feature films (dont 28 majority coproductions) et 11 short films will be on view from September 7 to 17, 2017.
in theaters

The Girl Without Hands

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and a prince in his castle. A long journey towards the light…
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The Midwife

Claire is honesty incarnate. A midwife, she has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, he father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite.
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Brice from Nice

Brice is back. The world has changed, but he hasn't. When his best friend, Marius, asks him for help, Brice sets out on a great adventure to the other side of the world... Travel broadens the mind, but can it make Brice less of a bungler?
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In 1940, during the early days of World War II, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium and Canada find themselves trapped on the beach of the French coastal town of Dunkirk as they face an impossible crisis. They've been cut off and surrounded by ruthless German Nazi troops. Over the course of eight days, the men must struggle to survive and hope for rescue.
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet

In the 28th century, Government of Human Territories operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are tasked with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under orders from the Minister of Defense (Clive Owen), the two have 10 hours to complete a mission to the galactic city of Alpha.
in theaters


Paris, 1943. During the German Occupation, gypsy Django Reinhardt, a true hero of the guitar, is at the peak of his career. Every night he has Paris reeling to his swing music at the Folies Bergères, while his gypsy brethren are hunted down and massacred throughout Europe. When the German propaganda ministry wants to send him to Berlin for a series of concerts, he senses imminent danger and decides to flee to Switzerland with the help of one of his admirers, Louise de Klerk. He travels to Thonon-les-Bains, on the bank of Lake Geneva, with his pregnant wife Naguine and his mother Negros. But their escape is more complicated than anticipated. The three of them end up plunged in turmoil of World War 2. During these difficult times, Django Reinhardt remained an exceptional performer and composer, who resisted with his art and his sense of humor, constantly seeking a form of musical perfection.

Ten start-ups chosen for the 2nd edition of Enterprising Culture

Enterprising Culture is coming back for its second edition in Toronto and this year will extend west to Vancouver. The jury has selected five French start-ups and five Canadian start-ups to present at the event in the fall and to run for the Cultural Start-up Award.
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