Posted by: michellemuldoon | February 6, 2015

Rendez-vous Film Fest: The Best of French Cinema

The best of French cinema is coming to Vancouver the week of February 6th -15th at Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone, and the line-up is looking fantastic!

21st Rendez-vous French Film Festival Trailer

From the opening night film, Maina (set in North America pre-European settlement) to the comedy of Qu’est ce Qu’on a Fait au Bon Dieu, a nominee for the Goya Award for best European Film, the festival is loaded with great movies from top to bottom.

Most people think of Vancouver as the hub of Pacific Rim diversity but there’s a strong and vibrant Francophone community here, and one that Rendez-vous provides an entry point into to celebrate.

Some of the highlights of the schedule include a strong documentary slate, two events focused around Black History Month, Q and A’s with a number of filmmakers, and a screening of the TIFF winning film Félix et Meira.

I love festivals like Rendez-vous because they provide the opportunity to see films that we no longer have easy access to. In the old days I could go to my local video store and browse the foreign film section. Now, if Netflix doesn’t carry it, it takes a lot more searching on the web to find these gems. Why do the work when it’s been done for you at Rendez-vous. All you need to do is buy some popcorn and enjoy!

If you can make it tonight for Maina, do so. The filmmaker behind this sumptuous view of the North will be in attendance.

And because, you know me, I love a good comedy, I’m recommending you finish your Family Day long weekend with a screening of a movie about the a French family having trouble keeping up with modern marriages, Qu’est ce Qu’on a Fait au Bon Dieu.

Looks like the perfect way to spend a rainy Vancouver week. Don’t miss out.

For full details about the schedule, times and locations, visit the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone Website.

You can also follow the Festival on Twitter:  @RVCQF_FilmFest



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