Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bienvenue à Hogtown, CinéFranco

Films. Strictly speaking they're neither daub nor scribble, although they do need a script so Hogtown's CinéFranco festival gets past the tough looking woman with the clipboard who's guarding the door.

CinéFranco runs from March 25 to April 3, and everything's subtitled for those with imperfect French, including Kill Me Please, a Belgian film that includes Canada's Saul Rubinek. Saul's perhaps best known for his role as the less than hard boiled private eye Benny Cooperman, writer Howard Engel's fine creation. Of course, the festival has a full slate of vacuous comedies from France, but also some grim dramas from all over La Francophonie, including Québec, that seem promising.

Single tickets for the features at TIFF Bell Lightbox cost $12 each, and tix for the documentaries at the NFB are $8.

No comments: