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In honor of his presence at the 42nd edition of TIFF, Alliance Française – with the support of UniFrance, the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, Institut français and Criterion Pictures – celebrates Robert Guédiguian, director of the legendary Marius & Jeannette.

Special meeting with Robert Guédiguian

Wednesday, Septembre 13, 2017, 8:15 pm (following the screening of Snows of Kilimanjaro)

This meeting will be a special occasion to retrace Robert Guédiguian career by looking back at his first movies, some of his major successes (Marius & Jeannette) as well as his latest productions (The House by the sea, selected at TIFF 2017). The discussion will also unveil another side of the famous director who created the collective of producers AGAT Films. Robert Guédiguian has produced some of nowadays cinematic treasures, such as My Sweet Pepper Land.

The masterclass will be moderated by Claudia Hébert, expert on cinema, journalist and filmmaker.

 

Armenia (2006)

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4 pm

(Le Voyage en Arménie)
Director : Robert Guédiguian
Cast : Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Romain Avinian, Chorik Grigorian, Simon Abkarian, Serge Avedikian, Marcel Bluwal

Barsam, Anna’s father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something: he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues behing him for Anna to find him. This obliged journey in an unknown country will become for Anna what her father expected it to be: an initiatory journey, a sentimental training, a brand new adolescence…It’s in a little village, lost in Caucasian mountains, that she finally finds him, seated under an abricot tree in blossom…She will doubt her identity, her love, her commitments…

 

My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)

Monday, Septembre 11, 8pm

Director : Hiner Saleem
Produced by : Robert Guédiguian
Cast : Golshifteh Farahani, Korkmaz Arslan

After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, resolves to accept a position in a godforsaken village at the borders of Iran and Turkey, an illegal trafficking Mecca. There he meets Govend, a beautiful young woman who has come to work as the teacher in the newly-opened school despite her twelve brothers’ hostility to the idea.

 

Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)

Mercredi 13 septembre, à 18h30

(Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro)
Director : Robert Guédiguian
Cast : Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Marilyne Canto

Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They have been in love for more than thirty years … Their children and grandchildren delight them… They have plenty of close friends… They are proud of their union and political struggles… Their conscience is as clear as their view of life. This happiness will be shattered along with their French window by two young men, armed and masked, who beat them, tie them up, snatch their wedding rings and flee with their credit cards… The shock will be all the more violent when they discover that this brutal attack was organized by one of the young workers laid off at the same time as Michel, by one of their own people. Michel and Marie-Claire gradually discover that their attacker, Christophe, only did what he did because he had no choice. He lives alone with his two younger brothers and takes very good care of them, keeping a close eye on their education and their health…

Followed from 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM by a meeting with Robert Guédiguian moderated by Claudia Hébert, expert on cinema, journalist and filmmaker (see above)

 

For more information, please visite the Alliance française deToronto website

Free entrance, first come, first served

 

Alliance française de Toronto 24 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7, Canada

TORONTO - Robert Guédiguian retrospective at the Alliance française

When
September 10 to 13, 2017
Where
Alliance française de Toronto
24 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7, Canada

In honor of his presence at the 42nd edition of TIFF, Alliance Française – with the support of UniFrance, the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, Institut français and Criterion Pictures – celebrates Robert Guédiguian, director of the legendary Marius & Jeannette.

Special meeting with Robert Guédiguian

Wednesday, Septembre 13, 2017, 8:15 pm (following the screening of Snows of Kilimanjaro)

This meeting will be a special occasion to retrace Robert Guédiguian career by looking back at his first movies, some of his major successes (Marius & Jeannette) as well as his latest productions (The House by the sea, selected at TIFF 2017). The discussion will also unveil another side of the famous director who created the collective of producers AGAT Films. Robert Guédiguian has produced some of nowadays cinematic treasures, such as My Sweet Pepper Land.

The masterclass will be moderated by Claudia Hébert, expert on cinema, journalist and filmmaker.

 

Armenia (2006)

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4 pm

(Le Voyage en Arménie)
Director : Robert Guédiguian
Cast : Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Romain Avinian, Chorik Grigorian, Simon Abkarian, Serge Avedikian, Marcel Bluwal

Barsam, Anna’s father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something: he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues behing him for Anna to find him. This obliged journey in an unknown country will become for Anna what her father expected it to be: an initiatory journey, a sentimental training, a brand new adolescence…It’s in a little village, lost in Caucasian mountains, that she finally finds him, seated under an abricot tree in blossom…She will doubt her identity, her love, her commitments…

 

My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)

Monday, Septembre 11, 8pm

Director : Hiner Saleem
Produced by : Robert Guédiguian
Cast : Golshifteh Farahani, Korkmaz Arslan

After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, resolves to accept a position in a godforsaken village at the borders of Iran and Turkey, an illegal trafficking Mecca. There he meets Govend, a beautiful young woman who has come to work as the teacher in the newly-opened school despite her twelve brothers’ hostility to the idea.

 

Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)

Mercredi 13 septembre, à 18h30

(Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro)
Director : Robert Guédiguian
Cast : Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Marilyne Canto

Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They have been in love for more than thirty years … Their children and grandchildren delight them… They have plenty of close friends… They are proud of their union and political struggles… Their conscience is as clear as their view of life. This happiness will be shattered along with their French window by two young men, armed and masked, who beat them, tie them up, snatch their wedding rings and flee with their credit cards… The shock will be all the more violent when they discover that this brutal attack was organized by one of the young workers laid off at the same time as Michel, by one of their own people. Michel and Marie-Claire gradually discover that their attacker, Christophe, only did what he did because he had no choice. He lives alone with his two younger brothers and takes very good care of them, keeping a close eye on their education and their health…

Followed from 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM by a meeting with Robert Guédiguian moderated by Claudia Hébert, expert on cinema, journalist and filmmaker (see above)

 

For more information, please visite the Alliance française deToronto website

Free entrance, first come, first served