Toronto European Union Film Festival – Nov. 15-30, 2014 [fr]
From November 15 to 30 at The Royal, the European Union Film Festival in Toronto will present the best of European cinema with 28 new films selected by the Consulates and Cultural Institutes of the 28 EU member states in Toronto.
For the 10th edition, France has selected François Dupeyron’s One of a Kind (Mon âme par toi guérie). This will be the film’s Toronto premiere.
The screening will take place on Thursday, November 27 at 8:30PM at The Royal (608 College St). Yves Angelo, the director of photography on this film, will be in attendance. A Q&A will be organized at the end of the screening.
Admission to this screening is free. Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you want to reserve a seat, you can book in advance through eutorontofilmfest.ca ($10 donation).
In this heart-wrenching, soulful story based on François Dupeyron’s novel Chacun pour soi, Dieu s’en fout, Frédi (Grégory Gadebois) is a middle-aged average Joe, except that he has the miraculous power to heal people with a touch. He has always rejected his abilities, uncertain if he had been given a sacred gift or a life sentence. But when circumstances leave him without a choice, the news of this working-class miracle worker soon brings crowds flocking to his meager mobile home. None of this has much healing effect on Frédi himself. It does not cure his own anxiety, his epileptic fits, his nightmares, or his self-doubts, nor does it help him deal with his problematic teenage daughter and his embittered father. But when he meets Nina (Céline Sallette), a woman drowning in alcohol and with a black hole where her soul should be, he becomes convinced that helping her might finally clear out enough space in his heart to love again.
Runtime: 123 min
Language: in French with English subtitles
Cast: Grégory Gadebois, Céline Sallette, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Co-presented by Cinéfranco
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the official European Union Film Festival, a not-for-profit organization, strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto, the world’s most multicultural city. Founded in 2004 as a remedy for Hollywood monotony, this free festival has since grown and now showcases 28 selected contemporary films, one from each of the EU’s member countries. The EUFF is a unique festival and the only one in the world that brings together EU consulates and local cultural institutes to collaborate on a common event. The countries represented include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
For the full line-up or further information, please visit: eutorontofilmfest.ca