Fond of the seventh art, Alliance Française Toronto now offers a new scheduled event: Thursday Movie. A specialist, a movie critic, a film studies professor, a director or a historian will display each screening. The program includes a set of documentaries, French cinema, contemporary French cinema and classics.

In addition, a few special events with our partners: the European Film Festival, the Black Film Festival, Le Labo, Cinéfranco and the Front des Réalisateurs Indépendants du Canada (FRIC).

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
Cinema

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

October 2
3:00 pm
In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.
Jean Philippe
Cinema

Jean Philippe

October 16
3:00 pm
Fabrice is a big - perhaps the biggest - fan of Jean-Philippe Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday, the greatest rocker France has ever produced.
Apocalypse
Documentary - Lecture

Apocalypse

October 30
3:00 pm
From the soldiers in the trenches to the civilians and rulers behind the lines, a look back on one of the most devastating conflicts of all time.
TORONTO BY ITS INSIDERS
Documentary

TORONTO BY ITS INSIDERS

November 6
2:00 pm
TORONTO BY ITS INSIDERS journeys into the heart of Toronto, between the “dreamt” city of its filmmakers and the urban reality they inhabit, one as surprising as their filmic imaginings. We wander in this ever-transforming place led by the directors and examples of their work, exploring the singularities of their vision, their similarities and differences and whether they have a connection to each other or the city they have created in.
The Spanish Apartment
Cinema

The Spanish Apartment

November 13
2:00 pm
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Is Paris burning?
Documentary

Is Paris burning?

November 20
2:00 pm
The true story of the departure of the German occupiers from Paris in 1944.
Before the Winter Chill
Cinema

Before the Winter Chill

December 4
2:00 pm
Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
 The cinema and the Great War
Cinema - Lecture

The cinema and the Great War

December 11
2:00 pm
A selection of different extract from war movie will be commented by Antoine De Baecque.
Of gods and Men
Cinema

Of gods and Men

December 18
2:00 pm
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
No Laughing Matter
Cinema

No Laughing Matter

January 8
2:00 pm
NO LAUGHING MATTER revisits a number of incidents around cartoons that have made world headlines in recent years and talks to prominent cartoonists in Israel, in Palestine, in Germany, in Tunisia, in France, in Belgium and in the United States and asks the following question: where does freedom of expression stand today?
La Haine
Cinema

La Haine

January 15
2:00 pm
After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.
The Triplets of Belleville
Animation

The Triplets of Belleville

January 22
2:00 pm
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Rosetta
Cinema

Rosetta

January 29
2:00 pm
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Age of Panic
Cinema

Age of Panic

February 5
2:00 pm
On May 6, 2012, TV journalist Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections on Rue de Solférino. But her ex, Vincent, shows up to visit their daughters. Over-active kids, overwhelmed babysitter, gatecrashed lover, antisocial lawyer, France bisected: it’s Sunday, everything gets mixed up and nothing is going right!
Under the Starry Sky
Cinema

Under the Starry Sky

February 12
2:00 pm
This movie is part of the 2015 Toronto Black Film Festival film selection.
Tanguy
Cinema

Tanguy

February 19
2:00 pm
Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...
Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé
Documentary

Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé

February 26
2:00 pm
Hélène Berr, a young brilliant Jewish female student of literature at the Sorbonne University, lives in Paris during the Nazi occupation. She keeps a diary from 1942 till 1944, wherein she describes the mounting horrors of the persecution of the Jews. In 1944 she is arrested with her parents and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She dies in Bergen-Belsen, a few days before the liberation of that concentration camp. Her secret diary was kept in the family and finally published in 2008.
The Names of Love
Cinema

The Names of Love

March 12
3:00 pm
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.
Captain Conan
Cinema

Captain Conan

March 19
3:00 pm
Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep them out of trouble, defends them when they behave as warriors, and finds he's unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend. When they are sent to the Russian border to fight Bolsheviks, Conan is back in his element and Norbert is off the hook.
The Grand Illusion
Cinema

The Grand Illusion

April 2
3:00 pm
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
Avis de mistral
Cinema

Avis de mistral

April 9
3:00 pm
Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. Unfortunately, it is not the holidays they dreamed, especially after their father announced that he was leaving the house. In less than 24 hours, it is the clash of generations between the teens and their grandfather.
A Short films evening with the Labo, Fric and Cinéfranco
Cinema

A Short films evening with the Labo, Fric and Cinéfranco

April 16
2:00 pm
In partnership with Alliance française Toronto, Labo and Fric, Cinéfranco presents a selection of works by independent filmmakers from Canada.
Rust and Bone
Cinema

Rust and Bone

April 23
3:00 pm
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Perdus entre deux rives, les Chibanis oubliés
Documentary

Perdus entre deux rives, les Chibanis oubliés

May 14
3:00 pm
They are called Abdallah, Ahmou, Mohamed, Ramdane, Salah, Sebti, and Tahar. They immigrated to France from Algeria between 1951 and 1971, by themselves, in order to work.
Le scandale impressionniste
Documentary

Le scandale impressionniste

May 21
3:00 pm
Le scandale impressionniste retraces the adventure of a group of young painters who, from 1874, launched an aesthetic that broke away from traditional paintings displayed in the official salons of the era.
Pierrot le fou
Cinema

Pierrot le fou

June 4
3:00 pm
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
A MOVIE THURSDAY WITH FRANÇOIS MOREL
Cinema

A MOVIE THURSDAY WITH FRANÇOIS MOREL

June 11
3:00 pm
On June 11th, Alliance française de Toronto invites you for a Thursday movie with François Morel at 7pm.
Train of life
Cinema

Train of life

June 18
3:00 pm
In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Jour de fête
Cinema

Jour de fête

June 25
3:00 pm
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabiters are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the flagstaff under his direction nearly leads into a catastrophy - but everybody tells him, how important his work is. Sneering up Francois continues in the evening of the festive day. Made drunk, some 'friends' persuade him to watch a short-movie in a tent. This film is a stunt-show, covered as 'The modern delivery-techniques of the US-post. Francois takes it serious, not recognizing being teased. Next day, after getting sober in a goods wagon, he reorganizes his own delivery-methods. He has not the equipment, as his ideals in the short-movie have, but using only his bicycle, he makes good, funny progresses.
Mississauga Movie Thursday : Haute Cuisine
Cinema

Mississauga Movie Thursday : Haute Cuisine

December 3
5:30 pm
The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.
* NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Coco before Chanel

* NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Coco before Chanel

January 25
5:00 pm
Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The king and the Mockingbird

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The king and the Mockingbird

January 28
4:00 pm
The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XIV, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Persepolis

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Persepolis

February 22
7:00 pm
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: A monster in Paris

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: A monster in Paris

February 25
4:00 pm
Paris, 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Port of shadows

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Port of shadows

March 29
7:00 pm
Life's a rotten business, says Jean, a deserter who arrives at night in Le Havre, looking to leave the country.
The man on the shore

The man on the shore

April 6
7:30 pm
In the 60's life in Haiti was not an easy thing unless you belonged to the ruling class or the dictator's family or friends of the family.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The wages of fear

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The wages of fear

April 26
6:30 pm
In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Little Indian, Big City

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Little Indian, Big City

April 29
4:00 pm
The Parisian broker Steph only needs the signature from his wife Patricia for their divorce - but she left 13 years ago for living with Amazonas indians.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Eleanor's secret

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Eleanor's secret

May 27
4:00 pm
Natanaël, seven, still doesn't know how to read. His eccentric old aunt bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to the young boy.
*MISSISAUGA CAMPUS: Days of glory

*MISSISAUGA CAMPUS: Days of glory

May 31
7:00 pm
The blue room

The blue room

June 1
7:30 pm
A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room.
The discret charm of the bourgeoisie

The discret charm of the bourgeoisie

June 8
7:30 pm
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Once upon a forest

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Once upon a forest

June 24
4:00 pm
From the creators of March of the Penguins and The Fox and the Child. Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural wonder and staggering beauty.
*NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Lemon tree

*NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Lemon tree

June 28
5:00 pm
Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory.
Wild reeds

Wild reeds

June 29
7:30 pm
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962