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On Thursday, February 25, 2016, hundreds of French Immersion students, teachers and volunteers from participating North Vancouver schools converged on Landmark Cinemas Esplanade to watch one of four wonderful French films!

Presented by the North Vancouver chapter of Canadian Parents for French, this exciting annual event provides an opportunity for North Vancouver students to enrich their French-language studies and exposes them to French culture and French language use in a different context by viewing current, quality French films.


Astérix et Obélix : au service de sa majesté

Primary/Intermediate (K-5)
Led by Julius Caesar, Rome has just invaded Britain. Cordelia, the Queen of the Britons, sends her trusty officer Anticlimax to seek help in Gaul, in another little village famed for its dogged resistance to the Romans… Meanwhile, Asterix and Obelix have been entrusted with a delicate mission- to make a man of Justforkix, the Chief’s devil-may-care, nephew who thinks of nothing but girls and music. When Anticlimax describes the desperate situation facing his people, Asterix and Obelix accompany him home with Justforkix in tow. With moustaches, madness and a touch of romance, it’s Asterix & Obelix to the rescue in this rollicking cross-channel adventure!

Une vie de chat

Primary/Intermediate (Grades 3-7)
Zoe is a seven-year-old whose mother is a police officer, has a cat named Dino. Dino has a double life—by day, he stays with Zoe, at night, he works with a burglar named Nico. Zoe, who hasn’t spoken a word since her father was murdered by a gangster named Costa, has a nanny who takes care of her because her mother spends so much time on the job. Dino brings Zoe a bracelet that turns out to be part of a jewelry collection that was stolen. The little girl decides to follow Dino one night to find out where he goes and over the course of the night, she learns surprising things that could lead to her father’s murder being solved.

Noémie, le secret

Intermediate/Secondary Students (Grades 5-8)
Abandoned by her workaholic parents, Noémi, a girl of seven & three quarter years, spends most of her time on the floor above, with her guardian, Madame Lumbago. The old lady enjoys her company, especially since the death of her beloved husband a year ago. Noémi remembers a story he once told her about a treasure being hidden in the apartment. The girl decides to find the treasure with the help of Madame Lumbago and a classmate. What she discovers will change her life forever.

La Famille Bélier

Secondary Students (Grades 8-12)
In the Bélier family, sixteen-year-old Paula is an indispensable interpreter for her deaf parents and brother on a daily basis, especially in the running of the family farm. One day, a music teacher discovers her gift for singing and encourages Paula to participate in a prestigious singing contest in Paris, which will secure her a good career and a college degree. However, this decision would mean leaving her family and taking her first steps towards adulthood.

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