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[LE FIL CULTUREL DE L’ONTARIO FRANÇAIS]

To change your mind this week, a concert of folk music, opera, cinema or even literature. The important thing is to continue to satisfy your cultural appetite. A column written and compiled by Katia Café-Febrissy.

MUSIC

GENEVIÈVE AND ALAIN IN VIRTUAL CONCERT

Geneviève Roberge-Bouchard and Alain Barbeau, both from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, met in 2013 during a show in Outaouais. That’s when they decided to unite on stage and in life.

Their music is a folk universe where we escape in complicity and emotion. The two songwriters and performers harmoniously superimpose their comforting voices, with Alain on guitar and Geneviève on piano.

Their first album, “On est les deux”, earned them three nominations at the Trille Or Gala, as well as the Song of the Year award at the competition. My First Place des Arts and the price Succession at the Gala des Culturiades of Gatineau.

Listen to the song News from you by Geneviève and Alain.

The duo Geneviève and Alain. Image credit: Zacharie Turgeon.

CINEMA

33 FRANCOPHONE FILMS WITH FREE ACCESS FOR ONE MONTH

Unifrance, with its online festival MyFrenchFilmFestival presents, in partnership with Telefilm Canada, a selection of feature films and short films, ranging from fiction to documentary through virtual reality, films with subtitles and available online worldwide, to represent diversity and vitality of French-speaking cinema.

FESTIVAL FLEIN (S) SCREEN (S) EXCLUSIVELY ON FACEBOOK

The cinemas are, so to speak, banned, pandemic obliges. Plein (s) Ecran (s) therefore rethinks its modus operandi and comes to us with the first film festival which takes place entirely on Facebook.

Indeed, by using the web, its objective is not only to create a unique virtual cinematographic event that is easily accessible to the general public, but above all to celebrate the work of filmmakers and to offer the short film an exceptional showcase.

As part of this festival, the series Flames NFB will allow you to watch three films for 24 hours only from midnight to midnight from January 16 to 17 inclusive. Among the selection, REW-FFWD a short documentary film by Denis Villeneuve released in 1994, to see or re-watch.

LITERATURE

JACK IS SCRAP BY DENIS LORD

The very first novel by journalist and editor Denis Lord, Jack is scrap was recently published by Éditions Prize de parole.

Pains of love, obsession with alcohol, Jack takes refuge in the Northwest Territories. But his demons continue to harass him, and it is failure after failure that he arrives in a Dene community where he studies the impacts of melting permafrost. Caught between his pain and his difficult sobriety, Jack watches, listens. Healing awaits him perhaps with the cosmic drunkards, the fugitives and the illuminated who share, on this piece of planet at the crossroads of all the nonsense, the scraps of a hard-won wisdom.

Served by an unusual blend of burlesque humor, intelligence and sensitivity, this first novel by Denis Lord depicts the torments of a man who will find, in the communion of joys and dramas, an inhabitable humanity.

To learn more about the author’s literary intentions Denis lord.

Jack is scrap| Denis Lord | Fictional novel | Public speaking editions | 249 pages | Released November 2020 | $ 24.95.

ONLINE OPERA

HANSEL AND GRETEL

From the comfort of your living room, immerse yourself in a classic in opera form, Hansel and Gretel, the famous tale collected by the Brothers Grimm published in 1812.

A work overflowing with youth and fantasy, this magical opera contains refreshing melodies and colorful characters. Under the direction of Hugo Bélanger, the musicians of the Orchester Métropolitain, conducted by Alain Trudel, make the scintillating score of Humperdinck shine with all its fire.

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