Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Extroardinary cinéma en français

I mentioned a few posts ago about stumbling upon TFO, the Ontario French public network or the equivalent of TVO, which used to own it. Little did I know we even had a French provincial public network! I always imagined TFO as a kind of Arts & Entertainment network, privately-run.....While channel-surfing I often would come across what looked like a fabulous movie or documentary on this network only to, alas, not be able to understand it since the audio was in French. Nevertheless some of this film material was so stunning I had to watch. And while TVO over many years has offered European and art house films TFO offers not only that but access to a vast collection of more obscure European and especially French films.....A French friend says watching a network like TFO would be good for learning French. I agree but wish there were sub-titles to help me along.....TFO spokeswoman Céline Pagnoud gave me a rundown of their cinema offerings. So, if you understand French, check them out. If you want to learn French, ditto. Or if you simply want to watch some stunning movies and follow along as best you can, here you go.....Says Pagnoud: “We broadcast many exclusive French language movies that have won prizes around the world and with no ads. Every Wednesday night, we also offer foreign movies from around the world and as of February, we will also have the Canadian exclusivity of the TV show Borgia. Our complete cinema programming is available in a tool called “LE PASSEPORT CINEMA” which is a mini paper guide that we send out to people who sign up for it 3 times a year (free of charge). It covers all the programming for 4 months and presents movies and detailed summaries on each”.....TFO’s website is

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