Les rois mongols, a movie by Luc Picard (Québec, 2017) Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7 pm – free
Montreal, October 1970. Twelve-year-old Manon’s family is on the verge of collapse; she and her little brother Mimi are about to be placed in Foster Care. Manon is incensed. Inspired by the current political crisis, she comes up with a plan and takes an old woman hostage to demand the right to choose her own future. With the help of her two cousins Martin and Denis, they leave the city with Mimi and the old woman, determined to find refuge where they can all be happy and free. Gripping, tender and moving, Cross My Heart is a vibrant story portraying the weaknesses and betrayals of adulthood as seen through the eyes of children.
In collaboration with UBC Extended Learning, the Department of French, Italian and Hispanic Studies, Modern Language Education and Visions Ouest Productions.
January 26 Back to Burgundy, a movie by Cédric Klapisch (France, 2017)
March 9 Iqaluit, a movie by Benoît Pilon (Québec, 2016)
March 23 Vues d’Afrique
The Centre de la Francophonie de UBC is a joint venture of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies in the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education, and UBC Extended Learning. The Centre encourages cross-cultural dialogue, the promotion of the French language on campus and in the community and of Francophone cultures in Canada and around the world.