Ciné-Jeudi at the NFB Mediatheque

Toronto’s NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.) presents French-language films (with English subtitles) the first Thursday of each month, in partnership with Alliance Française de Toronto, le Bureau du Québec à Toronto, Cinéfranco, the Consulate General of France in Toronto and Théâtre Français de Toronto. Each film screens with one of the NFB’s acclaimed shorts preceding it, and tickets are a ridiculously cheap $6 for adults and $4 for students, seniors, NFB and Alliance Française members. Check out this upcoming schedule:

Thursday March 4, 2010 at 7:30pm


Persepolis (Directors: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. 2007, France, 96 minutes.)
Winner, Jury Prize, 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

The poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, based on the award-winning graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi.

preceded by
Conte de quartier (Director: Florence Miailhe. 2006, NFB, 16 minutes.)

A crazy day in a neighbourhood under reconstruction: seven characters and a rag doll are swept up in a dizzying chain of events.

Thursday April 1, 2010 at 7:30pm

L'âge de Tènébres (Days of Darkness)

L’âge de Tènébres (Days of Darkness) (Director: Denys Arcand. 2007, Canada, 104 minutes.)
Nominee, Best Motion Picture, 2008 Genie Awards.

Stuck between dream and reality, a civil servant reinvents himself as a celebrity, escaping from his quiet and desperate life.

preceded by
L’ondée (Rains) (Director: David Coquard-Dassault. 2008, NFB, 8 min.)
Jury Special Mention, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2009.

Everyone seeks refuge as a sudden rainstorm is unleashed on a city.

Thursday May 4, 2010 at 7:30pm

Entre les murs (The Class)

Entre les murs (The Class) (Director: Laurent Cantet, . 2008, France, 128 min.)
Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2008.

A well-intentioned teacher’s classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.

preceded by
Train en folie (Runaway) (Director: Cordell Barker, 2009, NFB, 9 min.)
Winner, Petit Rail d’Or for Best Short Film, Cannes International Film Festival, 2009
One of Canada’s Top Ten Films of 2009 (Short Films)

Happy passengers have a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend.

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