UK Film Premiere: Les Fleurs Oubliées (Forgotten Flowers)

UK Film Premiere: Les Fleurs Oubliées (Forgotten Flowers)
20 November 2019, 7.15pm - 9.30pm
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King's College London, Lecture Theatre, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

French with English subtitles

POSTER (pdf)

King’s College London and the Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies (IMLR) are proud to present the UK premiere of renowned director André Forcier’s Les Fleurs Oubliées (Forgotten Flowers). This magical realist tale takes inspiration from the real-life figure of Brother Marie-Victorin, who founded Montreal’s Botanical Gardens and wrote the seminal work on the flora of Quebec, La Flore laurentienne. Co-written by Forcier and Linda Pinet, it takes the ecological uncertainty of our current era and gives the great botanist, who died in 1944, a role in fighting the forces of agrochemical malevolence that threaten our planet today.

The film screening will be followed with a Q&A with celebrated Québécois actor, Yves Jacques, who plays Marie-Victorin in the film. The Q&A will be by live videolink from Montreal.

Preceded by the book launch of Lettres au Frère Marie-Victorin 

Free for all to attend but advance registration essential for the film screening and for the book launch


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