French Film Festival 2012

Some of the best from Canada. Also featuring a showcase of Québec shorts.

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Bestiaire and Laurence Anyways
Bestiaire (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2012; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté)
Documentary meditation on man's relationship with animals.
Behind Closed Doors (Catimini) (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Nathalie Saint-Pierre; Writer: Nathalie Saint-Pierre; Stars: Emilie Bierre, Rosine Chouinard-Chauveau, Roger Larue, Frédérique Paré, Joyce Tamara-Hall, Isabelle Vincent)
Drama about four girls under the care of Child Protection Services.
Karakara (Country: Japan, Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Claude Gagnon; Writer: Claude Gagnon; Stars: Youki Kudoh, Gabriel Arcand, Megumi Tomita, Atta Yuichi, John Potter, Toshi Moromi, Tenyu Okuda, Takayuki Ichise, Mieko Taira, Toshiko Taira)
A retired professor in his early sixties goes on a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa.
Laurence Anyways (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2012; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye, Monia Chokri)
A teacher and aspiring writer in Nineties Montreal tells his girlfriend he wants to live as a woman.
Starbuck (Country: Canada; Year: 2011; Director: Ken Scott; Writer: Ken Scott, Martin Petit; Stars: Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand, Dominic Philie, Marc Bélanger, Igor Ovadis, David Michael, Patrick Martin, David Giguère, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Sebastien Beaulac, Patrick Caux, Catherine De Sève, Patrick Labbé, André Lanthier)
A middle-aged slacker finds himsel confronted by the pregnancy of his lover... and a class action lawsuit filed by 142 people fathered from his sperm donations.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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