CPF North Van Film Fest 2015


On Thursday February 26th, students studying French in North Shore schools will be converging on the Landmark Cinemas Esplanade to watch three wonderful French films!

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.


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