Bureau du Quebec in Mumbai and Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad present
Quebec Film Utsav
Presentation on Immigration to Quebec, Canada
with Mr. Alain Olivier, Director of Bureau du Quebec, Mumbai
04:00 pm to 05:45 pm | Movie: Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (Vic+Flo ont vu un ours, 2013) [ADULTS ONLY]
Freshly released from prison, Vic and her lover and fellow ex-con Flo take up residence in a remote farmhouse to care for Vic’s aging, ailing uncle Émil. Viewed with suspicion both by the locals, who have their own plans for Émil’s lands, and Vic’s parole agent, Vic and Flo soon find there are far more menacing beasts lurking in the woods. Part allegory, part redemptive love story, Vic et Flo boasts all the virtues one expects in a film by Québécois filmmaker Denis Côté — a remarkable sense of place, transfixing performances, and a lingering, palpable sense of dread — along with an overpowering sense of regret for lost opportunities and horizons limited by the actions of the past.
05:45 pm to 06:00 pm | Break
06:00 pm to 07:15 pm | Small Blind (La mise à l’aveugle, 2012)
Denise is a woman of ripe age whose life has recently changed, with her divorce from her husband Michel, the relocation to the neighbourhood of her youth, and the retirement from her position as financial director in a large company now directed by her son, Alex. An object of contempt by her husband, her son and her former work colleagues, Denise desperately clings to them, unable to communicate. This changes when Denise meets her new neighbours who initiate her to the world of poker. Little by little, she submits to the pleasures of the game and substitutes one family for another.
7:15 pm to 8:00 pm | Presentation on Immigration to Quebec, Canada by Mr. Alain Olivier, Director of Bureau du Quebec, Mumbai
8:00 pm to 9:45 pm | Seducing Dr. Lewis (La Grande séduction, 2003)
A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village in Québec, Ste. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.
Date(s) - 28/03/2014
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm