NFB Documentary Screenings
We are holding a special National Film Board screening for Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) on March 22, which will be held during our Wednesday evening French Reading Club from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. We'll be showing two National Film Board documentaries on the theme of ‘Holding on and letting go, from Acadie to Vancouver’ to celebrate RVF. The films are French with English subtitles.
Reel Time Films - NFB Documentaries - Holding on and letting go, from Acadie to Vancouver
- A film discussion in French to follow the screening.
- Downtown - Main Floor
- Adults and teens 16+ welcome.
- This program is offered in partnership with Collège Boréal.
Bittersweet Blues - Le goût des belvas (2015, 24 min)
Driven by the poetry of language, Le gout des Belvas reveals the parallels between the evolution of Acadian French and family memories. The documentary perceptively shows us the dilemma that Acadians face: should they adopt normative French to be better understood, or proudly continue to use their own language, which reflects their own identity and authenticity? Directed by Stéphanie David for the NFB’s 2015 Tremplin competition.
The Last Key - La dernière clé (2016, 24 min)
A French immigrant reflects on why he brought his 2CV, a classic post-war French car, when he immigrated to Vancouver. Through meetings with other Citroën owners getting ready for a vintage car exhibition, we discover that, beyond nostalgia for a bygone era, these old cars on the Pacific Coast are a strong symbol of identity and a bridge between two cultures. A recent film by Julien Capraro, produced for the NFB’s 2016 Tremplin contest.