Day School: The Cinema of Québec and French Canada
Saturday 22 April, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Mechanics Institute Library, Bradford
Tutor: Roy Stafford
There are just over 7 million Canadians who speak French as their first language, most of whom live in the province of Québec. Since 2005 a ‘new wave’ of Québécois filmmakers including Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., 2005), Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, 2010), Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar, 2011) and Kim Nguyen (War Witch, 2012) have won prizes and excited audiences worldwide.
The Day School will introduce Québécois Cinema and explain its importance in Canada and internationally. It will include a full screening of the first feature by the current Cannes favourite, Xavier Dolan, I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère, 2009). The title is not literal but refers to an adolescent boy’s attempts to come to terms with who he thinks he is. The boy is played by the director.
Tea and coffee will be provided and there are places nearby to buy lunch, although people are welcome to bring their own lunches.
Tickets are £14 and £9 concessions.