The International Women’s Film Festival fights to change the lives and future of women in film. With its rich programme, it takes a stand against stereotypes, against the erasure of women’s history and their roles, for equality and the recognition of their rights. See you from 24 March to 2 April 2023 at the Maison des Arts de Créteil.
Each year the festival gives pride of place to Canadian filmmakers in its programming. The 45th edition is no exception.
Geographies of Solitude | Jacquelyn Mills | Canada | 2022 | 103 min
Geographies of Solitude is an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, guided by naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas who has lived over 40 years on this remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Shot on 16mm and, this feature-length experimental documentary is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world.
MIRYAM CHARLES | RETROSPECTIVE – Saturday 25 March | 6.30pm
First retrospective on the works of Miryam Charles in France in the presence of the artist.
Miryam Charles is a Haitian-Canadian director, producer and CEO. Her six short films and her first feature film form a coherent and powerful body of work on issues of grief, memory and origins.
Projections: Vole, vole tristesse (2015, 6min), Vers les colonies (2016, 5min), Une forteresse (2018, 5’), Drei Atlas (2018, 7min), Second Generation (2019, 5min), Chanson pour le Nouveau-Monde (2021, 9min), Cette Maison (2022, 75min).
WOMEN’S RIGHTS EVENT – Tuesday 28 March
ROUND TABLE ” ECO-FEMINISM ” – 17h00
With Coline Serreau, of Quebec Réalisatrices équitables, Nicole Giguère, (Prisons sans barreaux, chroniques de l’hypersensibilité environnementale) and the Network of Women’s Film Festivals.
PREVIEW – 8:30 pm
Noémie dit oui | Geneviève Albert, in her presence | Canada | 2023 | 116 min
After running away from a youth centre, fifteen-year-old Noémie befriends a group of delinquents and falls in love with a pimp. Then she lets herself be thrust into the life of an escort.
Sunday 26 March
Dounia et la princesse d’Alep by Marya Zarif and André Kadi | Canada-France | Fiction animation | 2022 | 73min
Tuesday 28 March
Prisons sans barreaux by Nicole Giguère and Isabelle Hayeur | Canada | Documentary | 2019 | 73 min
45 ANS DANS LE RÉTRO – THE PUBLIC’S CHOICE
A Woman in Transit by Léa Pool | Canada | Drama| 1983 | 89min
Discover the entire Festival program
In partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre