DiverCiné 2014

World Cinema from la Francophonie
Les écrans de la francophonie du monde

MARCH 28-31 APRIL 2

Presented in Vancouver by The Cinematheque and the Consulate General of France, DiverCiné is an annual cooperation between the Embassy of France in Canada and Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine canadien. It is designed to celebrate and promote la Francophonie, the international community of countries and governments that use French as a common language; express the identities, imaginings, and cultures of the French-speaking world in all their diversity; and showcase the range and abundance of film production in the francophone nations of the world. DiverCiné programming gives prominence to films selected for major international festivals, and provides Canadian audiences with an opportunity to see exceptional films that, in many cases, they would otherwise not be able to see. Our 2014 program is made up of award-winning features from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Acknowledgements: The Cinematheque is grateful to Jerrett Zaroski, Programmer, Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa), for his assistance in organizing this year’s DiverCiné program.

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Recent Showings

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Two Swiss radio reporters chance upon Portugal's 1974 revolution in Lionel Baier's charming, cinema-savvy screwball comedy.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Moroccan director Laïla Marrakchi's latest is an engaging drama about a wayward daughter who returns home after the death of her father.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! An uptight French judge finds herself mysteriously pregnant in comedian-actor-director Albert Dupontel’s highly-stylized farce.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! People and their pets are the stuff of sly, surreal humour in this quirky dispatch from the vaunted Romanian New Wave.
ALL AGES SCREENING! There are sight gags and slapstick galore in this good-hearted comic romp from the popular Belgian-based trio of Able, Gordon, and Romy.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The debut feature from African-Belgian filmmaker Jonas d’Adesky is an intimate coming-of-age story set in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake.
Acclaimed documentarian Rithy Panh's latest is a mesmerizing, mixed-media memoir of the director's own experiences under the Khmer Rouge.
Québécois writer-director Sébastien Pilote offers another sensitive portrait of provincial life in his acclaimed second feature.