MOVIES CAN AND DO SHAPE OUR LIVES...
With thousands of participants every year, Cinéfranco has become a major Francophone institution in the Toronto audiovisual landscape!
Films are prophetic, they say: how many times have we seen a sci-fi movie dealing with horrific pandemic and its disastrous effects?
Today, we are in Toronto no longer watching a film about a deadly spreading virus but experiencing a real science fiction scenario.
On behalf of Cinéfranco, I would like to emphasize the fact that the health and safety of our precious audiences and our volunteers are at the heart of our concerns.
Let’s follow the protection and safety measures to eliminate the COVID-19 virus. We will defeat it to better enjoy and, at later dates, make of these Franco-Moroccan and Quebec films the ultimate film experiences!
Thursday, June 4
Chichinette: The Accidental Spy
Cinéfranco is proud to co-present the documentary Chichinette The Accidental Spy at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.
Meet Marthe Cohn, a 98-year old woman, four-and-a-half feet tall, whose unassuming appearance belies a bravery and resourcefulness that contributed to the Nazi defeat. Blonde, blue-eyed and fluent in German, Marthe, known as Chichinette, was recruited by the French army to gather intelligence from inside Germany, earning her the Croix de Guerre for her accomplishments. After decades of silence, Cohn is finally sharing her extraordinary story with the public. Following her as she travels the world recounting her exploits, The Accidental Spy is as dynamic as the woman whose story it tells.
Available free of charge as of May 18 on NFB.ca
Sur la corde raide (Tightrope)
A film by Claude Guilmain
Sur la corde raide (Tightrope) looks back at the reasons for Canada's refusal to intervene in Iraq in 2003 alongside the United States. The film highlights the political tug-of-war that went on behind the scenes with a southern neighbour that has a history of interventionism on the international stage to serve its economic and geostrategic interests. This historic decision could have had far-reaching consequences for Canada, and many actors and analysts at the time and in the film show the terrible price to be paid when diplomacy fails to resolve conflicts around the world.
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Marcelle Lean, founder and director of Toronto's French-language festival Cinéfranco, had her programming devoted to Moroccan women directors cancelled due to the pandemic. She recommends two little gems of contemporary Maghreb cinema directed by women.
Canada Square cinemas November 2-13, 2020. TO BE CONFIRMED.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers cinema November 22-28, 2020. TO BE CONFIRMED.