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On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in collaboration with the Consolato Generale d'Italia in Toronto, presents the screening of "Oro Macht Frei" (Gold Will Set You Free) a documentary directed by Jeffrey X. Bonna, produced by Joel Markel and Catherine Campbell, written by Catherine Campbell.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00pm

Alliance Française
24 Spadina Rd, Toronto

Seven Weeks

Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 2014, 171 min.
In Japanese with English subtitles

The latest from veteran director Obayashi (Hausu) merges drama and fantasy in a 3-hour experimental opus that delves into themes of life and death, family and friendship, war and peace.

Celebrate dance with the Paris Opera’s Ballet

Discover on screen the lyrical and choreographic masterpieces of the Paris National Opera. Operas from the 2014-2015 season of the Paris National Opera will be screened in the brand new Theatre of Alliance française de Toronto.

Program: Défilé of Opera’s Ballet, The March of the Trojans, Hector Berlioz. Etudes. The nutcracker (extracts)

Presented by Brigitte Lefèvre, Director of Dance at the Paris Opera
Production: François Roussillon
Running time: 2h40 includes one 20 min interval


Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

Released in 1999 (1h30min) - Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. Stars: Emilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet

Type: Drama

Spadina Theatre, 7pm.The movie will be screened in French with English subtitles. Free entrance.

La Haine

After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.

Released in 1995 (1h35) - Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz - Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui

Type: Drama

The movie will be screened in French with English subtitles and presented by Joanne Belloco (movie director) in French. Free entrance. 7pm.


“A real-life thriller.” – Rolling Stone

A gripping thriller, Citizenfour follows the story of Edward Snowden and the media storm that ensued when he released classified documents from the National Security Administration.

JAN 2 - JAN 22, select dates and times.

Hermitage Revealed

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums, housing more than 3-million treasures and world-class masterpieces in stunning architectural settings. To celebrate its 250th anniversary, the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed. Taking audiences on a thrilling journey.

JAN 6 - 15, select dates and times.

A Will for the Woods

Salon Vert: Bringing together environmental-themed screenings with key speakers including filmmakers, experts and activists.

While battling lymphoma, musician, psychiatrist and folk dancer Clark Wang is determined that his last act—a green burial—will be his final gift to the planet.

Director Amy Browne will participate in a post-screening Skype Q&A.

Series presented with Planet in Focus

THU, JAN 15, 6:30 PM.


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