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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"!
 
WIN WIN - 17 MAR, 18 h 55
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Bonnes nouvelles! Le film « WIN WIN » est reporté à mardi 17 mars à 18 h 55. Nous vous remercions de votre patience.

Good news! The film WIN WIN has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at 6:55pm! Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 
Cancelled: WIN WIN est annulé
Monday, 09 March 2015
En raison d'une panne d'électricité, l'ensemble des projections prévues pour ce soir au ByTowne, incluant la présentation de WIN WIN (Suisse) dans le cadre du Festival DiverCiné, sont annulées. Nous prévoyons la restauration de l'alimentation en électricité mardi matin. Nous nous excusons pour cet inconvénient, et nous espérons que vous pourrez vous joindre à nous mardi soir pour la présentation de MÈRE ET FILS (Roumanie) à 21 h 15.

Due to a power outage, all ByTowne screenings for tonight— including the DiverCiné presentation of WIN WIN (Switzerland) — have been cancelled. Power is expected to be restored Tuesday morning. We regret this inconvenience, and hope you can join us Tuesday evening for the presentation of MÈRE ET FILS (Romania) at 9:15pm.
 
13th DiverCiné Film Festival Returns to Ottawa
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
We at the Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage, is pleased to announce the return of one of its most anticipated film festivals, DiverCiné! Now in its 13th year, the DiverCiné Film Festival celebrates La Francophonie in Canada and around the world with contemporary feature films, artist and cultural discussions, school presentations, and family-friendly programming. This year's festival kicks off this Saturday and runs until March 15th at the ByTowne Cinema (325 Rideau Street).

Parmi les titres les plus emblématiques de cette édition 2015 on citera d'abord deux films multi-récompensés et applaudi tant par la critique internationale que le grand public: Timbuktu (Mauritanie, 2014), le film mauritanien du réalisateur Abderrahmane Sissako qui fut nommé pour le meilleur film étranger lors de cette dernière édition des Oscars ; Mère et Fils (Roumanie, 2013), le thriller haletant en provenance de Roumanie qui remporta le prestigieux Ours d'or du festival international de Berlin (Berlinale). De la drame poignant vietnamien Battement d'ailes dans les airs (Viêt Nam, 2014) en passant par la comédie décalée, locale Tu dors Nicole (Canada, 2014) ou lointaine Tokyo fiancée (Belgique, 2014), DiverCiné en offre pour tous les goûts. Il y a même un film d'animation cette année, Miniscule : la vallée des fourmis perdues (France, 2014).

Haitian Director Raoul Peck will be present at the screening of his film, Murder in Pacot (Meurtre à Pacot, Haïti, 2014), on Saturday, March 7th. He will discuss his film and participate in a Q&A session with the audience following the screening.

For more information about this year's programming and how to purchase tickets and passes, please visit the DiverCiné webpage by clicking here.

Basement 819 | Festival DiverCiné -- Entrevue avec Tom McSorley, Directeur exécutif de l'ICF by Basement819 on Mixcloud

 
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