MARCH 2021: FRANCOPHONIE MONTH

The Quebec Delegation in Chicago presents the 2021 “Mois de la Francophonie.” To celebrate Francophone cultures, we have access to a selection of films from Quebec. These films are available for 72 hours only.
Image of scene from the movie Aniksha.

Aniksha (2020)

Availability: Tuesday March 9 (12 noon ET) to Friday March 12 (12 noon ET)
Director: Vincent Toi
20 minutes
In French with English subtitles
Aniksha is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Vincent Toi and released in 2020. The film stars Neeshi Beeharry as Aniksha, a young woman in Mauritius who is caught between tradition and modernity when she takes a job at a call centre soon after entering into an arranged marriage. The film premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. It was named to TIFF's year-end Canada's Top Ten list for short films in 2020.” (Wikipedia)


La femme de mon frère / A Brother’s Love (2019)

Availability: Thursday, March 11 (12 noon ET) to Sunday, March 14 (12 noon ET)
Director: Monia Chokri
117 minutes
In French with English subtitles
A Brother's Love (French: La femme de mon frère) is a 2019 Canadian comedy-drama film directed by Monia Chokri. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Following its Cannes premiere, the film had its Canadian theatrical premiere on 7 June. The film stars Anne-Élisabeth Bossé as Sophia, an immature university graduate student who is forced to reassess her life when her brother Karim (Patrick Hivon), with whom she has always had a very close and codependent relationship, falls in love with her gynecologist Éloise (Evelyne Brochu).” (Wikipedia)

Note: This film deals briefly with the sensitive topic of abortion. 


Image of a scene from the movie Camion.

Camion (2012)

Availability: Thursday, March 18 (12 noon ET) to Sunday, March 21 (12 noon ET)
Director: Rafaël Ouellet
94 minutes
In French with English subtitles
Camion is a 2012 Canadian drama film directed by Rafaël Ouellet. The film centres on a truck driver who is suffering from severe depression after a woman kills herself by crashing her car into his truck; although he was not at fault, the incident has left him suicidal, resulting in the mending of his strained relationships with his sons Sam (Patrice Dubois [fr]) and Alain (Stéphane Breton) after he reaches out to them for help.” (Wikipedia)


Image of a scene from the movie Les Notres.

Les Nôtres / Our Own (2020)

Availability: Tuesday, March 23 (12 noon ET) to Friday, March 26 (12 noon ET)
Director: Jeanne Leblanc
86 minutes
In French with English subtitles

Our Own (French: Les nôtres) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Jeanne Leblanc and released in 2020.[1] The film stars Émilie Bierre as Magalie Jodoin, a teenage girl in the small town of Sainte-Adeline, Quebec who sets off a local scandal when she gets pregnant. The film's cast also includes Marianne Farley as Magalie's mother Isabelle, Paul Doucet as the town's mayor Jean-Marc Ricard and Judith Baribeau as Jean-Marc's wife Chantal Grégoire.” (Wikipedia)


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Screenings made possible by the Quebec government and its agencies (SODEC).

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