The annual Cinéfranco Film Festival will be continuing into its 15th successful celebration of international francophone cinema this Friday, March 23 and continuing until Sunday, April 1. For all those lovers of francophone cinema, the event will take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and includes 16 North American Premieres, 5 Canadian Premieres and 7 English Canadian Premieres, for a total of 28 features, 2 documentaries and 11 shorts.

The festival opens with its first ever Franco-Ontarian comedy La Sacrée directed by Dominic Desjardins, a film that depicts the life of a village where love and gossip intertwine in a very quirky and humorous way. This is the first feature length comedy, entirely in French, to be made in Ontario almost completely with government funds.

Along with many esteemed industry guests scheduled to attend, this year’s films shine with several acclaimed actors like Isabelle Huppert ( My Worst Nightmare ), Francois Cluzet ( The Art of Love ), Vincent Lindon ( All Our Desires ), Yolande Moreau ( The Long Falling ) and Bouli Lanners ( The Giants ) among others. The exciting line up of diverse films will be a treat for all cinema lovers, as it centres on the universal theme of love, or perhaps, the lack thereof.

Make your way down this Friday, with tickets ranging from $12-18 at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) and $99 for a full festival pass. Please note that all films will be screened in French with English subtitles. For box office, schedules and program info, check out the Cinéfranco website.