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TIFF 2014: Tribute to Pascale Ferran

August 25, 2014 | By francecanadaculture Film

The Consulate of France ni Toronto, in partnership with the Alliance Fançaise Toronto, Unifrance and the Institut Français, presents a special event dedicated to French director Pascale Ferran.

Join us for a Master Class with acclaimed French film director and screenwriter Pascale Ferran at the Alliance Française Toronto on September 7 at 4.30! And don’t miss the retrospective of her films on September 2 and 4.

MASTER CLASS - Sunday September 7, 4:30pm

The audience will be welcome to attend a convivial cocktail party following the event

Admission free: First come, first served

The masterclass will be moderated by Professor James Leo Cahill (University of Toronto).


Admission: Pay what you can - First come, fist served

Coming to terms (1994) – Tuesday September 2, 7PM – Alliance Française Toronto

Cast: Didier Sandre, Catherine Ferran, Charles Berling

French version with English subtitles

A sunny beach in Brittany on an August afternoon. How we deal with death is as important as how we deal with life. Don’t miss Pascale Ferran’s celebrated first feature. (Camera d’Or for the best first film at the 1994 Festival de Cannes).

Lady Chatterley (2006) – Thursday September 4, 7PM – Alliance Française Toronto

Cast: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Fillières

French version with English subtitles

In the Chatterleys’ country estate, one monotonous day follows another for Constance, trapped by her marriage and her sense of duty. During spring, deep in the heart of Wragby forest, she encounters Parkin, the estate’s gamekeeper. Drawing on the most scandalous summer romance in English literature, Pascale Ferran turns DH Lawrence’s long-proscribed novel, at the time condemned for obscenity, into a powerful and sensual tale of love and an ode to nature. The film won five awards at the French César, including Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Adaptation and Best Picture.

“It’s the most beautiful love story in the world because it’s the most revolutionary.” - Pascale Ferran


And don’t miss the premiere of her latest film Bird People at the TIFF festival this year!

  • Fri, Sept. 5 – 5.45PM at Scotiabank Theatre

  • Sun, Sept. 7 – 8.30PM at Scotiabank Theatre

  • Sat, Sept. 13 – 8.30PM at Scotiabank Theatre

Festival Box Office

In partenrship with the Alliance Française Toronto, Unifrance and the Institut Français