UK Film Premiere: Les Fleurs Oubliées (Forgotten Flowers)

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


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


Contact

IMLR Events
modernlanguages@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8738