FOR A WOMAN, Sunday, March 30 - 6:30pm

North American Premiere

The film will be preceded by the screening of ENSEMBLE (17min)

When Anne’s mother Lena passes away in the 80s, Anne falls upon a strange photo revealing a mysterious uncle her father Michel never talks about. Anne explores the past of her family starting in 1947. As Lena and Michel are rebuilding their lives, Jean, Michel’s long lost brother, appears and disrupts their happiness. Lena is torn between Michel who saved her from the camps and her charming brother in law wanted by the police. The intensity of this heartfelt drama comes from its elegant sound track, its vibrant historical fresco, its free flow from one era to the other and its superb acting. “Inspired by her family history, Diane Kurys achieves a touching film where History is blended with her personal story. Stunning as the loving husband and brother, Benoît Magimel makes up with Melanie Thierry and Nicolas Duvauchelle, a love triangle that is as luminous as it is tortured” (Viviane PESCHEUX). When Michel gives Lena “Caron for Women”, the perfume becomes a gift of passion in a captivating, “deeply moving and beautifully crafted” film. (Fabien Menguy)



ENSEMBLE (17min) :

Paris, 1942, Isaac a Jewish child, escapes the Nazis, he finds refuge in the Mosquée of Paris where Ahmed, (Si Kaddour Benghabrit 1830 -1962) the Imam in charge, takes him under his protection. Ahmed then started to save as many children as he could, preventing them from a certain death… Until he was arrested…

Director : Mohamed Fekrane
Language : French
Running Time : 17min


Copresented by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival & CJMT (Moroccan Jewish Community of Toronto)



Get your tickets :

For advanced sales (available until midnight, the day before the screening):
Walkup: T.O.TIX*, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

For the screenings of the day:
The Royal, 608 College Street - Every day from March 28 to April 6, starting 1h prior to the screening. Walkup and cash only.

* Service fees on tickets purchased through T.O.TIX
The presence of guests may be subject to last minute changes, which are not Cinéfranco’s responsibility.

Additional Info

  • Director: Diane Kurys
  • Country: France
  • Cast: Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sylvie Testud, Denis Podalydès
  • Language: French (with English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 110 min
  • Year: 2013
  • Nominations: Festival du Film de Cabourg 2013 ; Rendezvous with French Cinema in Singapore 2013 ; Brussels Film Festival 2013
  • Rating: PG


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