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For its 18th Edition, Reel 2 Real, the International Film Festival for Youth will showcase 2 French movies.

Louise by the shore

West Coast Premiere
Closing Night Film

 

Alone in the small Breton seaside resort town where she habitually spends her summers, septuagenarian Louise (voiced by Dominique Frot) realizes that she’s stranded; the last train has departed without her. On the final day of summer, the weather suddenly turns for the worse, and Louise isn’t sure she will be able to make it through the winter alone. After some consideration, she finds a kind of liberation in her solitude. This enhances her self-reliance and unleashes memories which are heightened by her whimsical imagination. Jean-François Laguionie's inspired hand-drawn animations have been painstakingly rendered, frame by frame, to capture the beach-town’s pastel hues and moody blues -- a reflection of Louise's inner experience as she ruminates on her curious teenage escapades and childhood adventures. Louise’s surreal dreamscapes float around, igniting the vitality of her youth, revealing the shadows of her past, and examining her mortality. Louise’s vigor for life, gentleness, and endearing idiosyncrasies make for a captivating, minimal portrait of a woman who is literally and figuratively at one with herself.

Recommended for ages 13+
Louise by the shore (Louise en hiver), a movie by Jean-François Laguionie (France / 2016). 75min

For more information, visit R2R.


Polina

West Coast Première

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Bastien Vivès, Polina is a moving portrait of a classically-trained ballet dancer at the height of her prospects. When she is accepted to the prestigious Russian Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Polina is compelled to question her future and examine her modest upbringing. To help his only daughter ascend the echelons of her craft, Polina’s father reluctantly turns to petty crime, and the risk of his choice is ever present. Polina works vigorously to realize her father’s hopes, and though she loves ballet, she yearns to push beyond her technical ability and the rigid structures of the classical world to find her deepest artistic voice. The contemporary world of dance beckons.

Co-directed by wife and husband duo, Valérie Müller and world-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Polina stars cinematic icon Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) as an accomplished choreographer who draws Polina out of her classical shell. Also featuring famed Canadian actor Niels Schneider (I Killed My Mother), and star of the Paris Opera Ballet, Jérémie Bélingard, both opposite the older Polina, played by newcomer Anastasia Shevtsova. Shevtsova has reached similar heights as the character she embodies, learning French for the role and giving 100% of herself to bring Polina to life. Dance enthusiasts and film-lovers alike will find something special in Polina.

Recommended for ages 14+

Polina (Polina, danser sa vie, a movie by Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj (Russia-France / 2016). 112 min

For more information, visit R2R.

Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street Vancouver, B.C.

VANCOUVER - Reel 2 Real Film Festival

When
April 8, 2017
Where
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, B.C.

For its 18th Edition, Reel 2 Real, the International Film Festival for Youth will showcase 2 French movies.

Louise by the shore

West Coast Premiere
Closing Night Film

 

Alone in the small Breton seaside resort town where she habitually spends her summers, septuagenarian Louise (voiced by Dominique Frot) realizes that she’s stranded; the last train has departed without her. On the final day of summer, the weather suddenly turns for the worse, and Louise isn’t sure she will be able to make it through the winter alone. After some consideration, she finds a kind of liberation in her solitude. This enhances her self-reliance and unleashes memories which are heightened by her whimsical imagination. Jean-François Laguionie's inspired hand-drawn animations have been painstakingly rendered, frame by frame, to capture the beach-town’s pastel hues and moody blues -- a reflection of Louise's inner experience as she ruminates on her curious teenage escapades and childhood adventures. Louise’s surreal dreamscapes float around, igniting the vitality of her youth, revealing the shadows of her past, and examining her mortality. Louise’s vigor for life, gentleness, and endearing idiosyncrasies make for a captivating, minimal portrait of a woman who is literally and figuratively at one with herself.

Recommended for ages 13+
Louise by the shore (Louise en hiver), a movie by Jean-François Laguionie (France / 2016). 75min

For more information, visit R2R.


Polina

West Coast Première

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Bastien Vivès, Polina is a moving portrait of a classically-trained ballet dancer at the height of her prospects. When she is accepted to the prestigious Russian Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Polina is compelled to question her future and examine her modest upbringing. To help his only daughter ascend the echelons of her craft, Polina’s father reluctantly turns to petty crime, and the risk of his choice is ever present. Polina works vigorously to realize her father’s hopes, and though she loves ballet, she yearns to push beyond her technical ability and the rigid structures of the classical world to find her deepest artistic voice. The contemporary world of dance beckons.

Co-directed by wife and husband duo, Valérie Müller and world-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Polina stars cinematic icon Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) as an accomplished choreographer who draws Polina out of her classical shell. Also featuring famed Canadian actor Niels Schneider (I Killed My Mother), and star of the Paris Opera Ballet, Jérémie Bélingard, both opposite the older Polina, played by newcomer Anastasia Shevtsova. Shevtsova has reached similar heights as the character she embodies, learning French for the role and giving 100% of herself to bring Polina to life. Dance enthusiasts and film-lovers alike will find something special in Polina.

Recommended for ages 14+

Polina (Polina, danser sa vie, a movie by Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj (Russia-France / 2016). 112 min

For more information, visit R2R.

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