French Film Festival 2017, February 23

On February 23rd, students from all 7 French Immersion Elementary schools in the North Vancouver School District will be converging on Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade to take part in CPF North Vancouver’s annual French Film Festival! They will be viewing La guerre des tuques 3D a lively, animated remake of La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), a beloved Québécois live-action film from 1984. A book of the same name was produced to accompany the original film. During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village in Québec split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie. The colourful film of course is allegorical: Peace is tough and tedious; war is an easy solution.

Bon cinéma to Écoles Boundary, Braemar, Cleveland, Dorothy Lynas, Larson, Ross Road et Sherwood Park!

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CPF North Van French Film Festival 2016

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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.

2016 CPF NORTH VAN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS


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.


Questions about the CPF North Vancouver French Film Festival?
Please contact CPF North Vancouver: cpfnorthvan@gmail.com

Great reviews: CPF North Vancouver’s 2015 French Film Festival!

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On Thursday, February 26, 2015, over 1800 French Immersion students, teachers and volunteers from North Vancouver schools converged on Landmark Cinemas Esplanade to watch three wonderful French films!

Thank you to all the students, teachers and volunteers from Argyle, Boundary, Braemar, Cleveland, Dorothy Lynas, Handsworth, Larson, Ross Road, Sherwood Park and Windsor schools for participating in this event, we hope you enjoyed the films!

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This exciting annual event provides an opportunity for North Shore 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.

Questions about the CPF North Vancouver French Film Festival?
Please contact Svetlana Sobelman: sobelman@shaw.ca


2015 CPF NORTH VAN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Primary Students (K-Gr 3):
Le Coq de St Victor
In this fun family comedy, a village rooster’s punctual (and loud!) crowing keeps everyone awake until a group of sleepy locals hatch a scheme to get rid of him. Then regret it. What to do?
Based on a popular children’s book by Quebec author Johanne Mercier.


Intermediate (Gr 4-7):
Belle et Sébastien
During World War II in the French Alps, Sébastien, a lonely but resourceful child boy tames a huge wild dog and so begins a story of enduring friendship. Together they try to foil a Nazi plan to capture French resistance fighters.
Based on the classic French children’s novel by Cécile Aubry.


Secondary Students (Gr 8-12):
Monsieur Lahzar
A tender and thoughtful portrait of a man with hidden grief and a compelling exploration of the teacher-student dynamic as each struggles with a reality shaded by euphemisms, secrets and loss.
The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards and won many Canadian and international film awards.


Questions about the CPF North Vancouver French Film Festival?
Please contact Svetlana Sobelman: sobelman@shaw.ca

CPF North Vancouver Film Fest 2014

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IMG_2316On Thursday, February 27, 2014, over 1900 French Immersion students and 100 teachers and volunteers from North Vancouver and West Vancouver schools converged on Empire Theatres Esplanade to watch three wonderful French films!

Thank you to all the students, teachers and volunteers from Cleveland, Ross Road, Sherwood Park, Braemar, Larson, Argyle, Handsworth, Windsor, Pauline Johnson and Cedardale for participating in this event, we hope you enjoyed the films!

Questions about the CPF North Vancouver French Film Festival?
Please contact Annette Arndt:
cpfrossroad@gmail.com

2014 CPF North Vancouver Film Fest film selections:

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Ernest et Celestine
Ernest, a busking bear, and Célestine, a boho mouse, forge an interspecies friendship and instantly become a cause célèbre in this thoroughly entertaining and slightly demented adaptation of Gabrielle Vincent’s French children’s books. (Primary/Intermediate Students)
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Louis Cyr
This is the story of real-life champion weight lifter, Louis Cyr from Quebec, who was promoted as the strongest man in the world in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Cyr’s beginnings were difficult, his Quebecois family plagued by poverty and illness. Despite the constant hardships, Louis presents a ray of hope with his Herculean feats of strength. His gift leads the young man to a career as a strongman in North America and Europe. (Intermediate/Secondary Students)
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1981
This cheeky, coming-of-age comedy set in Quebec tells the story of 11-year-old Ricardo, who in 1981 struggles to fit in at his new school. With a flare for inventiveness and a desperate desire to impress his richer classmates, Ricardo weaves a web of untruths, which he must carefully maintain to keep up appearances for his new friends. (Secondary Students)


Coming soon: CPF North Vancouver’s annual French Film Festival!

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On Thursday, February 27, 2014, over 1900 French Immersion students and 100 teachers and volunteers from North Vancouver and West Vancouver schools (Cleveland, Ross Road, Sherwood Park, Braemar, Larson, Argyle, Handsworth, Windsor, Pauline Johnson and Cedardale) will be converging on Empire Theatres Esplanade to watch three fun and engaging French films!

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Primary/Intermediate Students (K-Gr 4):

Ernest et Celestine

Ernest, a busking bear, and Célestine, a boho mouse, forge an interspecies friendship and instantly become a cause célèbre in this thoroughly entertaining and slightly demented adaptation of Gabrielle Vincent’s French children’s books.

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Intermediate/Secondary Students (Gr 4-12):

Louis Cyr

This is the story of real-life champion weight lifter, Louis Cyr from Quebec, who was promoted as the strongest man in the world in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Cyr’s beginnings were difficult, his Quebecois family plagued by poverty and illness. Despite the constant hardships, Louis presents a ray of hope with his Herculean feats of strength. His gift leads the young man to a career as a strongman in North America and Europe.

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Secondary Students (Gr 8-12):

1981

This cheeky, coming-of-age comedy set in Quebec tells the story of 11-year-old Ricardo, who in 1981 struggles to fit in at his new school. With a flare for inventiveness and a desperate desire to impress his richer classmates, Ricardo weaves a web of untruths, which he must carefully maintain to keep up appearances for his new friends.


Questions about the CPF North Vancouver French Film Festival?

Please contact Annette Arndt:
cpfrossroad@gmail.com