Festival DiverCiné

Around the World with
Films from La Francophonie

MARCH 18-19, 26

Celebrating the creative and cultural diversity of the French-speaking world, Festival DiverCiné is an annual festival of acclaimed new cinema from around la Francophonie, the international community of countries and governments linked by their use of French as a common language and by their shared values.

Festival DiverCiné is organized by the Embassy of France in Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and is presented in Vancouver in partnership with The Cinematheque.

All films screen in their original language with English subtitles.

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Recent Showings

Arnaud Desplechin revisits the carnal-minded characters of his early art-house triumph for this lush, loose, coming-of-age prequel/sequel.
Anne Émond confirms her status as Canada's to-watch cinéaste with this ambitious, multi-decade-spanning family drama.
Fast-rising Polish director Jacek Lusinski draws from the real-life story of a high school teacher going blind for his surefooted second feature.
The first-ever Ivorian feature to premiere at Cannes is a vibrant, elliptical, mystically-imbued work in dialogue with Ivory Coast’s recent past.
A ravishing, whip-smart, beautifully hand-drawn animated adaptation of beloved French graphic novelist Jacques Tardi's steampunk adventure.
In his acclaimed fiction-feature debut, Boris Lojkine depicts the harrowing journey of two African migrants seeking refuge in Europe.
Franco-Lebanese filmmaker Philippe Aractingi turns his attention inward for his latest rumination on the Lebanese experience.