Tag Archives: Cinéfranco

CINEFRANCO: Redressing the legacy of France in North Africa

Film as an alternative voice Over the past few days, each movie I have seen from the Cinéfranco’s lineup has included an enthusiastic “Bonjour” from Cinéfranco’s artistic director Marcelle Lean. What I appreciated most though was Marcelle’s sharing of how Canadian artist Andréa Cohen’s short film Sheket resonated with her because it was her story [...]

CINEFRANCO: Halal Police D’Etat 2011 & Venus Noire 2012

Halal Police D’Etat / Halal Five-O by Rachid Dhibou The Comedy & The Tragedy of Life Running from March 23 – April 1 this year Cinéfranco will be celebrating its 15th year. The Full Festival Schedule will be available on March 1st but as a preview for what is to come Cinéfranco offered a screening [...]

FILM FEST FANTASTIC! Toronto’s Independent Film Festivals reviewed

In 2011 I decided to give myself a self-directed course in film studies. It has been my luxury and my escape. Everyone knows about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) but if Hollywood hipster hype and star gawking is not entirely your thing then you can get your film fix in so many other brilliant [...]

FILM FEST FANTASTIC!

In 2011 I decided to give myself a self-directed course in film studies. It has been my luxury and my escape. Everyone knows about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) but if Hollywood hipster hype and star gawking is not entirely your thing then you can get your film fix in so many other brilliant [...]