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COR-AÇĀO: The Portuguese Language Film Festival Returns at NEW VENUE for 4th year!Free Event: 2nd European Union Shorts Film Festival & Tastes of Europe
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Celebrating Portuguese Language Cinema in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
We at the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), in collaboration with the diplomatic Missions of the Portuguese Speaking Countries in Ottawa, and the Portuguese Program at the University of Ottawa, are proud to announce COR-AÇÃO: The 4th Portuguese Language Film Festival running May 21st to 23rd at the University of Ottawa's Alumni Auditorium, Jock Turcot University Centre.

Cor-Ação ("Colour-Action”) means "heart" in Portuguese and is a term that reflects both the passion and the personality of all the films shown at the Festival. All films are Ottawa premieres and are presented in Portuguese with English sub-titles.

This year's Festival line-up includes 4 feature-length presentations beginning with GONZAGA, a 2012 Brazilian drama directed by Breno Silveira, on May 21st. The film's plot is inspired by the biography of popular Brazilian singer Luiz Gonzaga and his son Gonzaguinha. Following that is the Angolan dramatic-comedy, O GRANDE KILAPY (The Great Kilapy) on May 22nd, and two films on the Festival's final day, May 23rd: Portugal's FLORBELA, a compelling biography of Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca directed by Vicente Alves do Ó, and A GUERRA DA BEATRIZ (Beatriz's War), directed by Bety Reis and Luigi Acquisto of East Timor. Beatriz's War is the first feature-length film ever produced by East Timor, so don't miss this landmark event!

All screenings will take place at the University of Ottawa's Alumni Auditorium located at 85 University Pvt. in the Jock Turcot University Centre. Tickets are available online via our website, and at the box office 30-minutes prior to each screening. General admission is $13 each, or $9 for CFI members, seniors and students. Screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Be sure to visit the festival page for complete listings, trailers, and venue information.
South ↔ North Series Returns With Special Guests!
Friday, 10 April 2015
El Instituto Canadiense de Cine se complace en anunciar el regreso de su serie Sur ↔ Norte: Cine a Través de las Fronteras, como un evento paralelo al Festival Latinoamericano de cine de este año. Este programa adicional está dedicado a explorar diferentes temas sobre las relaciones, cultura, idioma y arte entre los países de las Américas.

The Canadian Film Institute is pleased to announce the return of its South ↔ North: Cinema Across Borders series as a sidebar event to this year's Latin American Film Festival. This additional program is dedicated to exploring conversations and topics of cross-border relationships, cultures, language, and art between the Americas.
Click here for a taste of what's to come, and more info will be posted soon!
Latin American Film Festival Line-up Revealed!
Thursday, 09 April 2015
The official films have been announced for the 19th Latin American Film Festival!
Nos complace en anunciar el día de hoy, el programa de películas oficiales de nuestro Décimo Noveno Festival Latinoamericano de Cine !

Celebramos desde el 25 de Abril hasta el 9 de Mayo, el cine, arte y cultura Latinoamericana en Ottawa.

Este año estamos estrenando nuevo teatro, el Carleton University's River Building Theatre y además nuevos realizadores de películas, para que todos disfruten. Para más información sobre nuestro programa de películas, productores, países participantes y dirección de nuestra nuevo teatro, por favor visite nuestra página web: cfi-icf.ca/laff
Manténganse en sintonia!
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The 19th Latin American Film Festival is held in Ottawa April 25 - May 9!
Check out the official page — cfi-icf.ca/laff — to watch trailers, read more info, and check out links to the superb lineup we have to offer this year at our new venue, Carleton University's River Building Theatre.
More info to be posted soon!
In Case of No Emergency: Ruben Östlund Retrospective
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa, and in participation with Carleton University's Film Studies Department and students, is pleased to present In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund on March 21st and 28th in Ottawa at Carleton University's River Building Theatre (43 Campus Avenue.) The presentation is part of a three-month touring retrospective making several stops across North America.

Ruben Östlund is one of contemporary world cinema's most distinctive voices. His work is bracing and darkly funny and has collected prizes at major festivals, including Cannes, where his latest film, the widely acclaimed Force Majeure — a sold out hit our European Union Film Festival in November — took the Grand Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard competition. Two of his four features have been chosen as the official Swedish Oscar entry: 2008's Involuntary and now Force Majeure this year. Recently, Östlund was named One of 10 Directors to Watch in 2015 by Variety.

Tickets are available online via our website and at the door 30-minutes before each event. The retrospective on March 21st will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the retrospective on March 28th will begin at 7:00 p.m. Double-bill prices are also available. Already on campus? Carleton students get in free!

For full program information, prices, or to purchase tickets, simply visit the page for "In Case of No Emergency"!
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