French Film Night at North Van City Library April 21

Canadian Parents for French North Vancouver Chapter and REEL Canada are pleased to present a FREE viewing of the animated French-language children’s film “Le Coq de St Victor” to celebrate Canada 150 and National Canada Film Day!

DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017
TIME: 5:30-7:00pm (arrive by 5:15pm)
PLACE:  North Vancouver City Library (3rd floor Program Room)

NOTE: The Program Room is limited to 60 people – first come, first served! Popcorn and water available by donation. Kids are welcome to bring blankets and pillows. For more info, please contact cpfnorthvan@gmail.com

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

Improve your French through Movies and Songs for free in North Vancouver!

Watching French films and singing in French are great ways for adults and kids to improve their French. North Shore Pôle Francophone, a local French tutoring centre, offers free French Movie and Karaoke sessions every other week!

Here are the  dates and times for the next sessions:

Free French Singing Classes

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM
#305 – 1124 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Contact : Siamak 604.366.3052  or nspolefranc@gmail.com

All-ages karaoke. Offered every two weeks on a drop-in basis; for enthusiasts of singing, just to sing out loud and have fun. More info


Free French Movie Night

Next movie

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
#305 – 1124 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Contact: Siamak at 604.366.3052  or nspolefranc@gmail.com
Film: Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob). France, 1973.
A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins – and the police….

French Movie Nights are offered every two weeks on a drop-in basis; for movie lovers who also like to improve their listening and conversation skills. More info

NSPoleFranc
www.nspolefranc.com