Western Counties Library (Pubnico) presents a Denys Arcand double bill

Film(s) Playing:

Les invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions) (2003)

Les invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions)

Director: Denys Arcand Run Time: 99min Genre(s): Comedy

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Summary:

In this follow-up film to The Decline of the American Empire, Denys Arcand continues the story of Remy (Girard) a womanizing professor who is now terminally ill with cancer. It’s been 17 years, and Remy is divorced, estranged from his son and his friends, and in search of redemption and forgiveness. As Remy reunites with old friends and loved ones to reminisce about their younger days, the conversations are as gloriously all-encompassing in their scope as they were in Arcand’s previous film.

An illuminating bittersweet-comedy that won Canada’s first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The film also won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and nearly 50 other awards.

Cast: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - 14A
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - 14A
Newfoundland and Labrador - 14A
Nova Scotia - 14A
Northwest Territories - 14A
Nunavut - 14A
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - 14A
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - 14A
Film language(s): French
This film is subtitled in: English
Le déclin de l'empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire) (1986)

Le déclin de l’empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire)

Director: Denys Arcand Run Time: 101min Genre(s): Comedy, Drama

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In a country cottage beside the still waters of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, eight intellectuals share a night of frank discussion about life, love, sex and everything in between.

While the story is set in the world of academia, there’s nothing bookish or stuffy about the stories that emerge! Satirical and witty, Le déclin evolves from a comedy of manners to a poignant and moving exploration of relationship and loss.

Ranking twice in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list (both the 1993 and 2004 lists), the film was nominated for an Academy Award and winner of nine Genie Awards.

Cast: Pierre Curzi, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Rémy Girard, Gabriel Arcand
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - R
New Brunswick - R
Newfoundland and Labrador - R
Nova Scotia - R
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - R
Prince Edward Island - R
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): French
This film is subtitled in: English

Venue: Pubnico Branch Library

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: French

Event Details:
6:00 PM Les invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions)
7:45 PM Le déclin de l’empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire)

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible.

Address:
Pubnico Branch Library, 35 Highway 335, Pubnico, NS, B0W 2W0
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Free Admission
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