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June 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023



Cinéma sous les étoiles

The Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM), in close collaboration with Cinémental, the Alliance française du Manitoba and Freeze Frame, present Cinéma sous les étoiles for the fifth consecutive year, from June 1 to August 31, 2023.

Cinéma sous les étoiles offers the public free outdoor screenings of French-language films, with English subtitles, in the ruins of the St. Boniface Cathedral.

Optimize your experience

For the best experience, we recommend you bring your own chair and insect repellent. Chairs are available at St. Boniface Cathedral if needed. The Cathedral toilets are accessible throughout the event.

Register to secure the best seats!

Registrations are open with 233-ALLO by e-mail or by phone 204-233-2556 or 1-800-665-4443. You can also visit their Ticketing page

In case of rain …

In the event of rain or high winds, the event will be cancelled and 233-ALLO registrants will be notified by e-mail before 2 p.m. on the day of the event. The CDEM also posts cancellations on social media.

This cultural event would not be possible without the invaluable help of indispensable partners: the Cathédrale Saint-Boniface, the Société de la Francophonie Manitobaine, the Institut français, the Conseil jeunesse provincial, La FPFM, La Liberté and Envol 91 FM, and the financial support of Canadian Heritage.


June 1, 2023 9:30 pm

Notre-Dame brûle

By Jean-Jacques Annaud 

Genre: suspense documentary

Runtime: 1 h50


What happened on April 15, 2019? What happened to the Paris Notre-Dame cathedral? Film director Jean-Jacques Annaud has re-created precisely, hour by hour, the evolution of the historical fire, showing how men and women risk their lives to save the national monument. 

June 8, 2023 9:30 pm

Au bout des doigts

By Ludovic Bernard et Johanne Bernard 

Genre: dramatic comedy

Runtime: 1 h46

Special music evening with a free bossa nova concert by French duo Les Frères Leleu at 6pm in front of the Cathedral! 


Music is Mathieu Malinski’s secret, a subject he does not dare to talk about in his suburbs where he hangs out with his friends. While one of the small burglaries he makes with them leads him to the doors of the prison, Pierre Geitner, director of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique takes him out in exchange for hours of general interest. But Pierre has a completely different idea in mind… He detected in Mathieu a future great pianist whom he entered in the national piano competition. Mathieu enters a new world whose codes he does not know, follows the courses of the intransigent “Countess” and meets Anna with whom he falls in love. To succeed in this contest for which everyone plays their destiny, Mathieu, Pierre and the Countess will have to learn to overcome their prejudices… 



June 15, 2023 9:30 pm

French Immersion – c’est la faute à Trudeau

By Kevin Tierney

Genre: mainstream comedy
Runtime: 1h40



Anglophones from all over come to learn French and the Quebecois way of life in a small village in northern Quebec for a variety of reasons. Many adventures await these surprising characters and the residents who welcome them. What will they learn in two weeks of French immersion? 


June 22, 2023 9:30 pm

Monsieur Lazhar

By Philippe Falardeau 
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1h34
TW : suicide


Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace a beloved teacher who has tragically passed away. Despite his personal preoccupations and this dramatic change, he will seek to restore the taste for learning, knowledge and acceptance of the course of life to the young children in the sixth grade of a Montreal school.    

June 29, 2023 9:30 pm


By Alexis Michalik 

Genre: historical comedy

Runtime: 1h52



December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend’s heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: “Cyrano de Bergerac”. 


July 6, 2023 9:30 pm

Mon cirque à moi

By Myriam Bouchard 

Genre: family comedy-drama

Runtime: 1 h45

The screening starts at 9:30pm.


Laura, 13, goes on a tour with her widowed father, a clown by profession. When school starts again, she wishes for a more sedentary life, but her father thinks that she will fare better away from school. What will happen? Inspired by the director’s life. 


July 13, 2023 9:30 pm

Astérix et Obélix : l’Empire du Milieu

By Guillaume Canet 

Genre: adventure comedy – general public

Runtime: 1h51



The only daughter of the Chinese emperor Han Xuandi, escapes from a strict prince and seeks help from the Gauls and the two brave warriors Asterix and Obelix. 


July 20, 2023 9:30 pm

Jeune Juliette

By Anne Émond 

Genre: teen comedy

Runtime: 1h37



Juliette’s hectic last weeks of school, secondary two, before the summer holidays. Cheeky girl, liar, funny, plump and endearing, Juliette will make important learnings about boys, love and friendship. She will come out of it grown (well, at least a little!).


July 27, 2023 9:30 pm


By Christophe Barratier 

Genre: mainstream comedy

Runtime: 1h31

Special CJP evening!


Thomas spends his nights in clubs and his days in bed, until the day when his father, Dr. Reinhard, tired of his antics, decides to cut him off and forces him to take care of one of his young patients. Marcus is twelve years old and lives alone with his mother. Since birth, he has suffered from a serious illness that punctuates his days, between the reception center where he goes to school and repeated stays in hospital. This encounter will upset the daily lives of both of them, and quite simply change their lives. 



August 3, 2023 9:00 pm

Le petit Nicolas : qu’est-ce qu’on attend pour être heureux ?

By Amandine Fredon et Benjamin Massoubre 

Genre: Animated cartoon for all audiences

Runtime: 1h22

Soirée spéciale FPFM !



Leaning over a large blank sheet of paper somewhere between Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny give life to a laughing and mischievous little boy, Petit Nicolas. Between camaraderie, arguments, fights, games, nonsense, and punishments in spades, Nicolas lives a childhood made of joys and learning. Throughout the story, the boy slips into the workshop of his creators, and calls them out with funny. Sempé and Goscinny will tell him about their meeting, their friendship, but also their journeys, their secrets and their childhood.


August 10, 2023 9:00 pm


Un été sans point ni coup sûr

By Francis Leclerc 

Genre : film familial – drame /sport

Runtime: 1h44



In 1969, the summer of his 12th birthday, Martin Garneau is very disappointed when he is not selected for the A baseball team in his neighbourhood. With his father as coach, Martin and his friends formed an amazing team where learning about life and having fun are always present, despite the obstacles.   

August 17, 2023 9:00 pm

Un monstre à Paris

By Bibo Bergeron

Genre : Cartoon from 6 years old 

Runtime: 1h30

Soirée spéciale FPFM !


A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. 

Bande-annonce FR :


August 31, 2023 8:30 pm


By Jérémy Guenette 

Genre: thriller

Runtime: 1h31

Soirée spéciale avec le réalisateur Jérémy Guenette et son co-scénariste Gabriel Levesque !

Début à 20h30


Mia is a Franco-Manitoban production. This thriller tells the story of a detective’s return to Manitoba to investigate the disappearance and abduction of a little girl, Mia. He reconnects with old friends and enemies in order to solve this drama that will transform his perception of life. 



Jeudis de la francophonie are located on Treaty One Territory, the home and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), and Dakota peoples, and on the Homeland of the Métis nation.