WHAT THE DAY OWES THE NIGHT Monday, April 8 – 6:30pm

English Canada Premiere  

Little Younes is the helpless witness of his father’s fall to hell after his crops were criminally set on fire. Raised by his uncle, a pharmacist married to a Christian French woman, Younas renamed Jonas, grows up with the “roumis” (name given by Algerians to white Europeans) well-to-do youth… But the identity convulsions of French colonial Algeria will soon generate tragedies, dilemmas, unfulfilled love stories that will tear Younas’ life apart.
Gone With The Wind in the Aurès mountains: Alexandre Arcady with his latest film delivers a poignant, luminous fresco…” (Onirik.net)
A faithful adaptation of the novel by Yasmina Khadra, the film powerfully distils the gashing dilemma of the protagonist’s legitimate place in his country.
“…. captivated by the story and the history, charmed by the beauty of the landscapes, enthralled by the excellence of the acting, you will inescapably be swept away by the romantic breath of this film, that is without a doubt the best film by Alexandre Arcady” (Alain Spira – Paris Match)




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Walkup :

Every day from April 5-14, starting 1h prior to the screening: The Royal, 608 College Street

For advanced sales: T.O.TIX, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square


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Additional Info

  • Director: Alexandre Arcady
  • Country: France
  • Cast: Nora Arnezeder, Fu’ad Ait Aattou, Anne Parillaud, Vincent Perez
  • Language: French, Arabic, subtitled in english
  • Runtime: 160mn
  • Year: 2012
  • Awards: Doha Trebeca Film Festival 2012 ; De la page à l’image – Festival du Film du Croisic 2012 : Prix Jeune Public de la Meilleure Adaptation
  • Rating: 14A


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