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A record 232 documentaries from 51 countries will play at Hot Docs 2016, April 28 to May 8, among them 5 French films:

Where is Rocky II? by Pierre Bismuth - World premiere

Co-presented by Consulate General of France in Toronto

France/Germany/Belgium/Italy - 93'

Bound to launch a thousand desert road trips, this thoroughly original caper follows a crack team—including a detective and three famed Hollywood screenwriters—on the hunt for a single fake rock hidden in the Mojave Desert by art star Ed Ruscha in 1979.

It's the first feature film of French contemporary artist Pierre Bismuth, who won in 2005 the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award along with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Screening times  :

01/05/2016 6:45 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto - in the presence of Pierre Bismuth & Gregoire Gensollen

03/05/2016 12:00 PM      TIFF Bell Lightbox       - in the presence of Pierre Bismuth & Gregoire Gensollen               

08/05/2016 6:30 PM        TIFF Bell Lightbox         

DIY Country by Antony Butts - World premiere

France - 87'

This explosive on-the-ground look at one of the deadliest wars in modern Europe follows pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine: a network composed of idealists, opportunists and work-a-day rebels all struggling to grasp a piece of power.

Screening times :

03/05/2016 6:45 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

05/05/2016 10:30 AM     TIFF Bell Lightbox            

07/05/2016 3:45 PM        Bader  

The Father, the Son and the Holy Jihad by Stephane Malterre - North American Premiere

France - 120'

Blood ties, patriotism and religion shape the fateful decision of a father and son who abandon their home in France to fight for the revolution in their native Syria, becoming both liberators and jihadists.

Screening times :

03/05/2016 9:00 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto       

05/05/2016 10:15 AM     TIFF Bell Lightbox                            

06/05/2016 9:00 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

On Thursday, May 5th at 6:00pm at the Alliance française de Toronto, Stephane Malterre, director of the film The Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad and Dr. Miloud Chennoufi, International Relations specialist at the Canadian Forces College will present and discuss excerpts from this documentary.

The Infinite Flight of Days by Catalina Mesa - World premiere

France/Colombia - 77'

With laughter, tears and an unbridled passion for life, eight women of different ages and backgrounds in a small Colombian village celebrate their rich cultural heritage and stories of love, loss and the wisdom of womanhood.

Screening times :

02/05/2016 6:00 PM        TIFF Bell Lightbox                            

04/05/2016 1:30 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

08/05/2016 4:15 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

The Revolution won't be televised by Rama Thiaw - North American premiere

Sénégal/France - 110 min

When Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade controversially declares an election in late 2010, the ensuing citizen resistance leads two friends and celebrated hip-hop artists to mobilize the country's frustrated youth into a popular protest movement called Y'en a Marre. Challenging political ineffectiveness with the high energy and passion of their lyrical rallying cries, Thiat and Kilifeu blend their music with meaningful engagement in the streets, schools and media. Over the course of the 2012 election campaign, director Rama Thiaw skilfully captures the insightful context of the collective's inner circle, penetrating scenes from the front lines of civil unrest and a moving response to the group's call to action. Laced with a rhythm-pounding soundtrack featuring original songs from the duo, and a poetic cameo from late Senegalese filmmaker and writer Khady Sylla, The Revolution Won't Be Televised is a powerful depiction of artistry and activism in a country desperate for change.

Screening times :

29/04/2016 6:30 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto                          

30/04/2016 3:00 PM        Hart House Theatre

06/05/2016 3:00 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

For more information and purchase tickets, please visit www.hotdocs.ca

Bloor Hot Docs 506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3, Canada

TORONTO - Hot Docs Film Festival 2016

When
April 28 - May 8, 2016
Where
Bloor Hot Docs
506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3, Canada

A record 232 documentaries from 51 countries will play at Hot Docs 2016, April 28 to May 8, among them 5 French films:

Where is Rocky II? by Pierre Bismuth - World premiere

Co-presented by Consulate General of France in Toronto

France/Germany/Belgium/Italy - 93'

Bound to launch a thousand desert road trips, this thoroughly original caper follows a crack team—including a detective and three famed Hollywood screenwriters—on the hunt for a single fake rock hidden in the Mojave Desert by art star Ed Ruscha in 1979.

It's the first feature film of French contemporary artist Pierre Bismuth, who won in 2005 the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award along with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Screening times  :

01/05/2016 6:45 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto - in the presence of Pierre Bismuth & Gregoire Gensollen

03/05/2016 12:00 PM      TIFF Bell Lightbox       - in the presence of Pierre Bismuth & Gregoire Gensollen               

08/05/2016 6:30 PM        TIFF Bell Lightbox         

DIY Country by Antony Butts - World premiere

France - 87'

This explosive on-the-ground look at one of the deadliest wars in modern Europe follows pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine: a network composed of idealists, opportunists and work-a-day rebels all struggling to grasp a piece of power.

Screening times :

03/05/2016 6:45 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

05/05/2016 10:30 AM     TIFF Bell Lightbox            

07/05/2016 3:45 PM        Bader  

The Father, the Son and the Holy Jihad by Stephane Malterre - North American Premiere

France - 120'

Blood ties, patriotism and religion shape the fateful decision of a father and son who abandon their home in France to fight for the revolution in their native Syria, becoming both liberators and jihadists.

Screening times :

03/05/2016 9:00 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto       

05/05/2016 10:15 AM     TIFF Bell Lightbox                            

06/05/2016 9:00 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

On Thursday, May 5th at 6:00pm at the Alliance française de Toronto, Stephane Malterre, director of the film The Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad and Dr. Miloud Chennoufi, International Relations specialist at the Canadian Forces College will present and discuss excerpts from this documentary.

The Infinite Flight of Days by Catalina Mesa - World premiere

France/Colombia - 77'

With laughter, tears and an unbridled passion for life, eight women of different ages and backgrounds in a small Colombian village celebrate their rich cultural heritage and stories of love, loss and the wisdom of womanhood.

Screening times :

02/05/2016 6:00 PM        TIFF Bell Lightbox                            

04/05/2016 1:30 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

08/05/2016 4:15 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

The Revolution won't be televised by Rama Thiaw - North American premiere

Sénégal/France - 110 min

When Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade controversially declares an election in late 2010, the ensuing citizen resistance leads two friends and celebrated hip-hop artists to mobilize the country's frustrated youth into a popular protest movement called Y'en a Marre. Challenging political ineffectiveness with the high energy and passion of their lyrical rallying cries, Thiat and Kilifeu blend their music with meaningful engagement in the streets, schools and media. Over the course of the 2012 election campaign, director Rama Thiaw skilfully captures the insightful context of the collective's inner circle, penetrating scenes from the front lines of civil unrest and a moving response to the group's call to action. Laced with a rhythm-pounding soundtrack featuring original songs from the duo, and a poetic cameo from late Senegalese filmmaker and writer Khady Sylla, The Revolution Won't Be Televised is a powerful depiction of artistry and activism in a country desperate for change.

Screening times :

29/04/2016 6:30 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto                          

30/04/2016 3:00 PM        Hart House Theatre

06/05/2016 3:00 PM        Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

For more information and purchase tickets, please visit www.hotdocs.ca