• September 13 at 6:30 pm
  • Spadina Theatre
Special Events - Special Events : Cinema

In honor of his presence at the 42nd edition of TIFF, Alliance Française – with the support of UniFrance, the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, Institut français and Criterion Pictures – celebrates Robert Guédiguian, both director of the legendary MARIUS ET JEANNETTE and producer of cinematic treasures such as MY SWEET PEPPER LAND. Through a selection of films and a masterclass, this special retrospective invites the public to discover both side of his brilliant career.


Snows of Kilimanjaro 

Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro

Director : Robert Guédiguian

Cast : Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Marilyne Canto


Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They have been in love for more than thirty years … Their children and grandchildren delight them… They have plenty of close friends… They are proud of their union and political struggles… Their conscience is as clear as their view of life. This happiness will be shattered along with their French window by two young men, armed and masked, who beat them, tie them up, snatch their wedding rings and flee with their credit cards… The shock will be all the more violent when they discover that this brutal attack was organized by one of the young workers laid off at the same time as Michel, by one of their own people. Michel and Marie-Claire gradually discover that their attacker, Christophe, only did what he did because he had no choice. He lives alone with his two younger brothers and takes very good care of them, keeping a close eye on their education and their health…


Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM

Followed from 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM by a meeting with Robert Guédiguian moderated by Claudia Hébert, expert on cinema, journalist and filmmaker


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Spadina Theatre
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