Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Day of Francophonie on 20 March. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of Francophone countries to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values. The French language and its values represent the two cornerstones on which the International Organisation of La Francophonie is based.

This year, Alliance Française along with the Consulates of Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland and France will unit to honour French language values in a week-long festival bringing you films from the French speaking world.

Affiche- film JHivonQu’est-ce qu’on fait ici? by Julie Hivon (97′)

Max, his sister Lily, Roxane, Simon and Yan are five inseparable friends, who are accomplices forever. One summer, Yan is killed in a car accident, leaving the group heavily affected by his disappearance. The tragedy pushes each of the four remaining friends to deeply reconsider their lives. While Lily, who lost her lover in the accident, decides to go to work in a youth center, Simon must learn to open up to girls even after a breakup. Maxime makes a career change while Roxane tries to recognize and confess her love.

In partnership with the Québec Government Office