Some have been here for several years, others just arrived from Tunisia, Syria, Burundi, Vietnam or Mexico. All students of Ms. Loiseau's class at the William-Hingston Centre in Parc-Extension, teaching them French through texts about love.
Miss Loiseau’s class is unlike any other. Her adult students are recent immigrants: some of them refugees, most learning to read and write for the first time, all eager to study, find work, and raise their families in peace. Their stories of pain and hope converge in one big-hearted lesson.
Official Selection at 37th Vues d'Afrique Festival and La Vague Award for Best Feature Film in 2019
′′ This film is a true cry from the heart that opens our eyes to the realities of newcomers, inviting us to enter a class of francization full of life, humor, challenges, but most importantly, full of love ′′
About the filmmaker
Andres Livov was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied Staging of Opera at the prestigious Colon Theatre. A graduate of York University (BFA: Film), he has lived in Montreal for more than 13 winters. His first feature-length documentary "A Place Called Los Pereyra" screened among others at IDFA (Amsterdam), RIDM (Montreal) and BAFICI (Buenos Aires). Upon its theatrical release in 2010, critics hailed it as “one of the best documentaries to touch down in Toronto this year." His short film "Letters to the Prime Minister" was winner of Regard sur Montréal 2015. "Language is a Love Story" is his second feature film.