En Français, in Canada

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A cross-section of Canada’s best French language short films, pre-packaged for young audiences on the West coast! This collection of provocative and compassionate stories demonstrates the exceptional talent rising out of “La belle province.” Boasting award winners and hidden gems, this program is not to be missed and will complement any social studies class or philosophy discussion.

Themes: double standards, philosophical reasoning, self-image, letting go, trust, care for one another, environmental appreciation
Length: 88 minutes

Advisory: deals with mature themes of disordered body image and eating habits (At Dusk)
Recommended for grades 8-12
Note that all films feature French dialogue with English subtitles

**Only Available Online**: Fill out this online High School registration form. If you have any questions, email education[at]r2rfestival.org

At the dawn of their teenage years, Raphaël and Rémi, twins, see their fusional attachment crumble as disability holds one of them back. During one last summer surrounded by nature, time seems to want to stand still.

On a class trip into the woods, Charlotte is confronted with her inner demons. Venturing alone into the icy forest, away from the pressure of the group and the obligation to eat, Charlotte will have to face her biggest battle yet, the one against her eating disorder.

A sophism is an argument that is apparently correct in form but is actually invalid, and often is used to deceive or to obscure the truth. Facing the climate crisis, Louise, a philosophy teacher, turns her words into action, inviting scrutiny from her students and the school’s administration.

Newly employed at the local emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness, Genevieve is gutted to see young Camille in need of a bed. As her social worker, Genevieve believed she had successfully supported Camille to find stable housing last summer.

Winner of the TIFF Best Canadian Short Film award and nominee for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Drama, “Simo”, is a compelling drama that delivers an unexpectedly tender take on growing up in an all-male immigrant family, and solidifies director Aziz Zoromba as a true talent on the rise. The rules of engagement aren’t necessarily the same for everyone, as it happens.




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