Rendez-Vous French Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years!

Rendez-Vous French Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years!

First Weekend Club is proud to be a community partner for the 25th annual Rendez-Vous French Film Festival, February 1-10, 2019. Films will be screening at the Jules-Verne Auditorium (Feb 1-3) and SFU Woodward’s (Feb 5-10). You’ll be able to see some of the year’s top films as well as some buzz worthy newer titles.

This year’s amazing line-up includes a wide-variety of award nominated films such as Chien de garde by Sophie Dupuis, garnered rave reviews and was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. La disparition des lucioles by Sébastien Pilote, which won best Canadian film at TIFF and has Michel La Veaux behind the camera. Les faux tatouages by Pascal Plante, winner for Best Canadian film at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.

We will have many guests including Joyce Borenstein who made that fabulous movie about the great photographer LIDA MOSER who pictures the rural Québec of the 1950s. She will be accompanied by Professor Norman Cornett (a personage!). Her film will be shown at SFU Woodward’s Wednesday February 6th at 6:30 pm before LA DISPARITION DES LUCIOLES.

You’ll find many more movies to appreciate the talent of our artists specially through the Eyes of women. LES SALOPES, OU LE SUCRE NATUREL DE LA PEAU By Renée Beaulieu, CHIEN DE GARDE by Sophie Dupuis, PAULINE JULIEN, INTIMATE AND POLITICAL by Pascale Ferland’s documentary ode to a key figure in the flowering of popular chanson in Quebec during the 1950s and 60s and a revelation with TIA & PIUJUQ by Lucy Tulugarjuk. And the awe-inspiring Lida Moser Photographer by Joyce Borenstein, Moser a young New York photographer who worked for Vogue magazine, travelled across Quebec one summer of 1950’s taking over a thousand superb photos of a society undergoing a great transition. The film interlaces her photos with animation and time-lapse photography, and Moser’s voice is combined with archival voices from 1950’s Quebec. La Terre vue du cœur by the great Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol features Hubert Reeves and Frédéric Lenoir, who are joined by scientists, writers and artists to sound a warning: biodiversity is under threat.

All the information and screening info is available at: