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 | 934 Corydon Avenue
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Where do the images of the First World War that haunt our imagination come from ? To actually visualize the Great War, rather than just hearing about it, to portray it and bring it to life again : that is what today’s comic books capable of. By delving into archives and historical accounts, the comic book illustrators in this film take us back in time. They bring the First World War to life in our imagination : their drawings are more than just strokes of a pen. These major artists have made the Great War the main subject of their graphic narratives. In their company, we will try to trace the fragmented memory of 1914 – 1918 as a comic book chronicle. This film is in French with English subtitles and is being shown in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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This award-wining adaptation of King Ubu has garnered much praise – the objects' raw form and the performance's frenetic pace are perfectly suited for Jarry's cruel farce. Since its creation, Ubu has been performed over 850 times in Québec, Mexico, Brazil and Europe! Two armies of French baguettes face each other in a stand-off as tomato bombs explode, an egg beater hovers over fleeing troops and molasses-blood splatters on fork-soldiers as they charge Père Ubu. Anything goes as Poland's fate is sealed on a tabletop! Multiple film references spice things up as two performers hammer-out a small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery.

Melville Retrospective

Melville Retrospective
 | Alliance française du Manitoba/Winnipeg Cinémathèque
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Jean-Pierre Melville, one of the greatest French filmmaker, was born 101 years ago. As an homage, the Alliance Française du Manitoba and the Winnipeg Cinemathèque will screen a retrospective of a dozen of his best movies. Many of his artworks have gone into the Hall of Fame of cinema: Le Samouraï, Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge. Melville has done 13 movies in total, filled with gangsters and dark politicians. He has always been associated with the neo-noir movement, but he explored many other genres, like surrealism. His unique style and his huge artwork is to be rediscovered through this retrospective!

This retrospective will take place from January 10th to February 20th, in partnership with Winnipeg Cinémathèque. More details coming soon.

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