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Spotlight on France at the VIFF

September 25, 2014 | By francecanadaculture Ottawa

33rd VIFF

From September 25th to OCtober 10th, 2014,  the 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. A true celebration of film.


French selection


Through the category "Spotlight on France" VIFF honours the rich cinematic culture that continues to flourish in France by highlighting the nation’s finest big-screen offerings. Special guests: director Jean-Albert Lievre for Flore (Flore, route de la Mer) and director Julie Georgia Bernard and members of her crew for Handmade with Love In France (Le Temps suspendu), visiting Vancouver October 3rd.

Spotlight on France - Gala Night

Not less than 10 features are included in this category:

24 Days (24 jours) - Director: Alexandre Arcady
In the Name of My Daughter (L'Homme qu'on aimait trop) - Director: André Téchiné
La Sapienza - Director: Eugène Green
Li'l Quinquin (P'tit Quinquin) -Director: Bruno Dumont
Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) -Director: Alain Resnais
Love at First Fight (Les combattants) -Director: Thomas Cailley
Miss and the Doctors (Tirez la langue, mademoiselle) -Director: Axelle Ropert
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq) -Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Yves Saint Laurent - Director: Jalil Lespert

A number of French films or co-productions including France will be shown as well in other categories.


Among the "Arts and Letters", documentaries:

Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy (Special Director: Stéphanie Valloatto)
National Gallery (France, USA. Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Trespassing Bergman (France, Sweden. Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas)

Among the "Nonfiction Features":

How I Came to Hate Maths (Comment j'ai détesté les maths) - Director: Olivier Peyon
Meat and Milk (De chair et de lait) - Director: Bernard Bloch
Flore (Flore, route de la Mer) - Director: Jean-Albert Lièvre
... and a lot of international coproductions

Category "International shorts":

Grounded (Au Sol) -Director: Alexis Michalik
The Black Butterflies (Les Papillons Noirs) - Director: Antoine Blanchet

Much other international co-productions include France, such as:

Amazonia 3D (Brazil,France, 2013,Director: Thierry Ragobert)
Come to My Voice (France,Turkey,Germany, 2013, Director: Hüseyin Karabey)
Clouds of Sils Maria (France, Germany, Switzerland, 2014, Director: Olivier Assayas)
Maps to the Stars (Canada, France, Germany, 2014,Director: David Cronenberg)