Isabelle Adjani – Camille Claudel
Cinema

Isabelle Adjani – Camille Claudel

September 24
7:30 pm
The film recounts the troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her long relationship with legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin. Beginning in the 1880s with a young Claudel's first meeting with Rodin, the film traces the development of their intense romantic bond. The growth of this relationship coincides with the rise of Claudel's career, helping her overcome prejudices against female artists. However, their romance soon sours, due to the increasing pressures of Rodin's fame and his love for another woman. These difficulties combine with her increasing doubts about the value of her work drive Claudel into an emotional tumult that threatens to become insanity.
Master class - Sylvie Pialat - Being a producer today
Lecture - Cinema

Master class - Sylvie Pialat - Being a producer today

October 22
7:30 pm
On October 22, 2015, 7:30pm, Alliance française Toronto is proud to welcome the french scenarist and producer Sylvie Pialat. She will give a master class about "Being a producer today", followed by a screening of a movie she produced. This event is open to both amateurs and professional audience.
Cinema Thursday - Coco Before Chanel
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Coco Before Chanel

October 29
7:30 pm
The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
Cinema Thursday - White material
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - White material

November 5
7:30 pm
Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them.
Cinema Thursday - Hannah Arendt
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Hannah Arendt

November 12
7:30 pm
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
Documentary night with ONF
Cinema

Documentary night with NBF / Cocktail

November 19
7:30 pm
On November 19, 2015, at 7:30pm, Alliance française Toronto invites you to a documentary night with ONF, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of French presence in Ontario. We will screen the documentary Deux voix comme en écho by Claudette Jaiko.
Cinema Thursday - On my Way
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - On my Way

December 3
7:30 pm
Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
Movie Thursday - Haute Cuisine
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Haute Cuisine

December 10
7:30 pm
The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.
Jeudi Cinéma - L'Ennui
Cinema

Movie Thursday - L'Ennui

December 17
7:30 pm
A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to own and tormented by her inability to respond to him, he becomes increasingly violent in a quest he can't name - a quest that slowly begins to undermine his certainties.
Cinema Thursday - Gemma Bovery
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Gemma Bovery

January 7
7:30 pm
Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert's heroes.
Homage: film and debate on Charlie Hebdo
Lecture

Homage: film and debate on Charlie Hebdo

January 8
5:00 pm
To commemorate the tragedy of the 7, 8 and 9 January 2015 attacks in France, the Consulate General of France in Toronto will present the documentary “Je suis Charlie” on Friday January 8 2016 at 5PM at Alliance française Toronto. The screening will be followed by a debate in presence of the Consul General of France, Globe and Mail cartoonist Brian Gable, Director of the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World at the University of Toronto Paul Cohen and Deputy Director for the Munk School of Global Affairs & holder of the Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies Ron Levi.
OAKVILLE : Elle s'en va
Cinema

OAKVILLE : On my way

January 14
5:30 pm
Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
Movie Thursday - The Wages of Fear
Cinema

Movie Thursday - The Wages of Fear

January 14
7:30 pm
In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
Cinema Thursday - The King Is Dancing
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - The King Is Dancing

January 21
7:30 pm
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its ultimate setting: Versailles. There are two protagonists - first the title character, Louis XIV, the French sun-king who has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer (like Nero wrote and performed musical poetry), and starts asserting himself against the entourage of his Medici mother, the regent during his minority, by building his palace complex and launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. Secondly the musical genius Gianbattista Lulli ('Jean-Baptiste') Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post of court composer into a 'ministerial portfolio of culture' of Cabinet rank, complete with a monopoly which kills of his artistic rivals in operatic theater. The script also weaves a complex web of court scheming for individual power and social interests, and even a sadistic but accidental murder on a young valet, producing a sensuous and sumptuous drama too complex for this format, ending in a freakish but fatal accident. Louis XIV's mother was Ana de Austria (in French, Anne d' Autriche), the daughter of one of the Hapsburgh Kings of Spain. Maria di Medici (in French, Marie de Médicis) was his grandmother, his father's mother. She was dead before Louis XIV reached the throne. Please correct the reference to "his Medici mother"
NORTH YORK : Coco avant Chanel
Cinema

NORTH YORK : Coco before Chanel

January 27
5:00 pm
The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
Movie Thursday - Yves Saint Laurent
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Saint Laurent (Bonello)

January 28
7:30 pm
Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.
MISSISSAUGA - The King is dancing
Cinéma

MISSISSAUGA - The King is dancing

February 4
5:30 pm
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its ultimate setting: Versailles. There are two protagonists - first the title character, Louis XIV, the French sun-king who has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer (like Nero wrote and performed musical poetry), and starts asserting himself against the entourage of his Medici mother, the regent during his minority, by building his palace complex and launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. Secondly the musical genius Gianbattista Lulli ('Jean-Baptiste') Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post of court composer into a 'ministerial portfolio of culture' of Cabinet rank, complete with a monopoly which kills of his artistic rivals in operatic theater. The script also weaves a complex web of court scheming for individual power and social interests, and even a sadistic but accidental murder on a young valet, producing a sensuous and sumptuous drama too complex for this format, ending in a freakish but fatal accident. Louis XIV's mother was Ana de Austria (in French, Anne d' Autriche), the daughter of one of the Hapsburgh Kings of Spain. Maria di Medici (in French, Marie de Médicis) was his grandmother, his father's mother. She was dead before Louis XIV reached the throne. Please correct the reference to "his Medici mother"
Cinema Thursday - Persepolis
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Persepolis

February 4
7:30 pm
Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
TBFF : screening of

TBFF : screening of "Brooklyn"

February 12
7:00 pm
On February 12th, 2016, at 7pm, Alliance française Toronto invites you to the screening of "Brooklyn", directed by Pascal Tessaud, as part of the Toronto Black Film Festival 2016!
Movie Thursday - Lemon Tree
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Lemon Tree

February 18
7:30 pm
The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.
Cinema for little ones
Cinema

Cinema for little ones #1

February 21
2:00 pm
On February 21st, 2016, Alliance française invites you and your children to a special ONF cinema event. We will present a selection of short-movies for small children:
North York : On my way
Cinéma

North York : On my way

February 24
5:30 pm
Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
Movie Thursday - The Past
Cinema

Movie Thursday - The Past

February 25
7:30 pm
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.
 Screening: La malédiction de naître fille (The curse of being born a girl) by Manon Loizeau and Alexis Marant

Screening: La malédiction de naître fille (The curse of being born a girl) by Manon Loizeau and Alexis Marant

March 2
7:00 pm
In Asia, giving birth to a girl is still a curse. In China, India or Pakistan , ritual infanticide ( in the poorer southern provinces of India) or feticide after an ultrasound ( organized in Punjab and China ) remains common , to the point that a hundred million women are missing. Some villages are now populated only by men and boys . Manon Loizeau investigated in these countries ( Pakistan , India, China ) to better understand the reasons for this tragedy, but also to explain the mechanisms .
Cinema Thursday - Sois belle et tais-toi
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Sois belle et tais-toi

March 3
7:30 pm
Famous actresses talk about their role in the movie industry, and the demand to "be beautiful and shut up".
C.R.A.Z.Y night!

C.R.A.Z.Y night!

March 4
7:30 pm
Event Description On March 4th, things are going to get a little C.R.A.Z.Y. Come celebrate the launch of Arsenal Pulp Press’s newest book in their Queer Film Classic series about one of the most distinctive touchstones of French-Canadian queer cinema—and one of TIFF’s Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time—Jean-Marc Vallée’s C.R.A.Z.Y. Author Robert Schwartzwald will explore the film’s context and controversy, aided by clips from the film. Filmmaker and activist John Greyson will introduce the event.
Cinema for little ones
Cinema

Cinema for little ones #2

March 6
2:00 pm
On March 6, 2016, Alliance française invites you and your children to a special ONF cinema event. We will present a selection of short-movies for small children:
Cinema Thursday - Bicycling with Molière
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Bicycling with Molière

March 10
7:30 pm
Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?
Movie Thursday - Le Bal des Actrices
Cinéma

Movie Thursday - Le Bal des Actrices

March 17
7:30 pm
On March 17, 2016, Alliance française Toronto welcomes you to the screening of the movie Le Bal des actrices (2011) by Maïwenn.
Cinema Thursday - Le petit lieutenant
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Le petit lieutenant

March 24
7:30 pm
Alliance française Toronto welcomes you in the Spadina theatre on March 24 at 7pm, for the screening of Le petit lieutenant by Xavier Beauvois (2005) with Nathalie Baye and Jalil Lespert.
Movie Thursday - La Fille coupée en deux
Cinema

Movie Thursday - La Fille coupée en deux

March 31
7:30 pm
A black comedy centered around a TV weather girl and the two very different men who pursue her.
Mississauga Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

Mississauga Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

April 7
5:30 pm
A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them.
Movie Thursday - Barry Lyndon
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Barry Lyndon

April 7
7:30 pm
On April 7th 2016, Alliance française Toronto invites you to rediscover Stanley Kubrick with the screening of Barry Lyndon (1975).
Oakville Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

Oakville Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

April 14
5:30 pm
A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them.
Movie Thursday - Bye Bye Blondie
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Bye Bye Blondie

April 14
7:30 pm
Le 14 Avril 2016, l'Alliance française de Toronto vous invite à la projection du film Bye Bye Blondie de Virgine Despentes (2012) avec Emmanuelle Béart.
Tournée du cinéma québécois - April 16th, 2016

Tournée du cinéma québécois - April 16th, 2016

April 16
11:00 am
On April 16th and 17th, 2016, Alliance française Toronto invites you to discover a selection of Quebecker movies.
NEW - National Canadian Film Day

NEW - National Canadian Film Day

April 20
7:30 pm
As part of the National Canadian Film Day on April 20, 2016 , Alliance française Toronto in partnership with Canadian Parent for French organizes the free screening of the latest Quebec comedy Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre.
Movie Thursday - Man on the Train
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Man on the Train

April 21
7:30 pm
A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them.
Movie Thursday - Tous les matins du monde
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Tous les matins du monde

April 28
7:30 pm
Le 28 Avril 2016 à 19h30, l'Alliance française de Toronto vous invite à la projection du film Tous les matins du monde de Alain Corneau (1991) avec Gérard Depardieu et Jean Pierre Marielle.
Hot Docs Festival 2016 : A Discussion around the documentary "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad" with professor Miloud Chennoufi

Hot Docs Festival 2016 : A Discussion around the documentary "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad" with professor Miloud Chennoufi

May 5
6:00 pm
On Thursday, May 5th at the Alliance française de Toronto, Stephane Malterre, director of the film "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad" and Dr. Miloud Chennoufi, International Relations specialist at the Canadian Forces College will present and discuss excerpts from this documentary, which will be shown at Hot Docs Festival.
Jeudi Cinéma - Augustine
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Augustine (instead of May 12th)

May 5
7:30 pm
On May 5, 2016, at Alliance française's Movie Thursday program: screening of the movie Augustine (2012) by Alice Winocour with Vincent Lindon.
24th Annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival

24th Annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival

May 6
12:30 pm
As part of the 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Alliance française Toronto invites you to the screening of Grand Illusion (1937) by Jean Renoir.
Movie Thursday - The Salt of the Earth
Cinema

Movie Thursday - The Salt of the Earth

May 19
7:30 pm
Le 19 Mai, l'Alliance française Toronto vous présente Le Sel de la Terre (2014) de Wim Wenders.
Movie Thursday - Renoir

Movie Thursday - Renoir

May 26
7:30 pm
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.
Movie Thursday - Tomboy
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Tomboy

June 2
7:30 pm
A 10-year old transgender boy moves to a new neighborhood with his family. He introduces himself as a boy for the first time to new friends.
Movie Thursday - A Very Long Engagement

Movie Thursday - A Very Long Engagement

June 9
7:30 pm
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during the First World War.
Movie Thursday - The Children of the Century

Movie Thursday - The Children of the Century

June 16
7:30 pm
The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was the boldness of her writing on issues such as the abstinence of marriage and women's frigidity that most contributed to the scandalous reputation she earned in French literary circles. When she met Alfred de Musset, the most gifted poet of his generation, the two quickly became a public cause celebrity while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism.
Movie Thursday - A Summer's Tale

Movie Thursday - A Summer's Tale

June 23
7:30 pm
A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.
Girl on a bridge

Girl on a bridge

October 13
9:00 pm
It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show.
Intimate strangers

Intimate strangers

October 14
6:00 pm
A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship.