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For a third year in a row, the Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM), in partnership with Cinémental and the Alliance Française du Manitoba, presents Cinéma sous les étoiles (Movies Under the Stars). Cinéma sous les étoiles offers Manitoba audiences free outdoor screenings of French-language films with English subtitles, this year from June 10 to September 9. We are grateful for the support of our partners, without whose help the event could not take place: the St. Boniface Cathedral, la Société de la Francophonie Manitobaine, Québec Cinéma, L’Institut français, Radio-Canada, La Liberté and Envol 91 FM, and Heritage Canada funding support.
by Myriam Verreault
Mikuan and Shaniss, two inseparable friends, grow up in the Innu community reserve. Small, they promise each other forever to stay together. But as they turn 17, their aspirations seem to keep them away: Shaniss starts a family, while Mikuan falls in love with a white man and dreams of leaving this reserve that has become too small for her …
by Farid Bentoumi
Sam and Stéphane, two childhood friends, conceive, with a passion, top-of-the-range skis. Faced with strong competition, their business is endangered. To save it, they launch a crazy undertaking to qualify Sam for the Winter Olympics, competing under the flag of his father’s home country of Algeria. Apart from the sporting feats Sam has to cope with, this improbable challenge will push him into reconnecting with his roots.
by Ken Scott
After having served four years in prison for theft, the old friends of the “faubourg à m’lasse” decide to go at the Franco-Spanish border to collect the loot that one of them has hidden. To recover the money, the five accomplices will have to walk the 839 kilometers of the pilgrimage to Compostela and, more importantly, the crooks will have to have changed to their arrival at destination.
by Bruno Merle
Tommy, 11 years old, is on the road again with her eccentric parents. This time, her freshly out-of-jail father has promised her: she won’t miss the first school day of the term! That was before her dad stole a sports car, her mother disappeared and an astronaut popped by.
by Frédérik D’Amours
Noémie, seven years old soon to be eight, spends a lot of time with her neighbor, Madame Lumbago, since her parents are very busy because of their work. Monsieur Émile, Madame Lumbago’s late husband, had once told her about a treasure hidden in his apartment, and since then, the little girl peels every root to solve this famous mystery.
by Cédric Klapisch
Rémy and Mélanie are thirty years old and live in the same neighbourhood in Paris. She multiplies missed appointments on social networks while he struggles to make an encounter. They are both victims of the solitude of big cities, in the hyper-connected era when it was thought that meeting each other should be easier… Two individuals, two journeys. Without knowing it, they take two roads that will lead them in the same direction… that of a love story?
by Sylvain Archambault
Commander Robert Piché, who flew a plane running out of gas to the island of Terceira in the Azores, faces his past trouble when the media, in the aftermath of his feat, exposed his tumultuous past in the newspapers. Piché, considered by many Quebecker like a hero, agrees to undergo therapy in a drug rehab clinic.
by Guylaine Marois et Éric Ruel
Shows the beginnings of the recording industry in Quebec. We retrace the career of Denis Pantis, record producer in the 1960s, a stranger whose songs Quebec knows by heart. Around him, a new generation of stars, producers, musicians and lyricists will emerge, who together will set up a recording industry “independent” like no other in the world.
An innovation for the 2021 edition: from stars to the web!
In case of a cancellation due to bad weather or the pandemic, we will send an email to the participants to inform them of the situation. In this message, the participants will find a link to watch a film in French (subtitled in English) and enjoy the experience at home. In other words, Thursday is cinema day! We guarantee a movie night every Thursday!
This project was made possible by the Government of Canada.
and the French Institute.