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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Louis Cyr with Antoine Bertrand

Watch the film Louis Cyr for FREE with your students, then on December 13, meet the star, Antoine Bertrand, for an interactive virtual discussion.

There are three simple steps: 

  • Watch Louis Cyr with your class
  • Join the discussion on December 13 (see time below)
  • Ask questions through our online platform

The programme also includes lesson plans, extension activities, and access to the film – all completely FREE OF CHARGE!

Can’t make the date? You can still watch an interactive recording any time afterwards.

more details

  • Explore themes of francophone identity, diversity, history and cultural icons
  • Suitable for Secondary 1 to 5 / Grades 7 to 12
  • Designed for native French speakers and FSL students who can participate in an abstract conversation in French
  • An English-subtitled version of the programme will be available after airing, for FSL beginners and Anglophones
about the guests
Antoine Bertrand
Antoine Bertrand

Star of Louis Cyr

Antoine Bertrand rose to fame in 2003 for his role in the popular TV series Les Bougon. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his TV work, appearing in C.A., Boomerang and Les Pays d’en haut, and co-hosting Les enfants de la télé. Bertrand also works extensively in film, with key roles in Starbuck, Votez Bougon!, Menteur (Compulsive Liar), Au revoir le bonheur (Goodbye Happiness), and Louis Cyr: l’homme le plus fort du monde, which earned him the Jutra Award for Best Actor.

photo ©️ Jocelyn Michel

Marie-Louise Arsenault


Marie-Louise Arsenault is a journalist, host, designer and director. In 2011, she created the daily program Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, which she has hosted with gusto for 11 years. Since 2022, she has been hosting Tout peut arriver every Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. on Radio-Canada’s Première Chaîne radio. She is also the host of Dans les médias every week on Télé-Québec.

About the Film

In the late 19th century, after years of delighting crowds with astounding feats of strength, Louis Cyr (Antoine Bertrand) was considered the strongest man in the world. In this charming biopic, his best friend recounts the story to the strongman’s estranged daughter — from Louis’ poverty-stricken childhood through the ups and downs of his circus career — and shares with us the fascinating life of this Quebec hero. The film won nine Jutra awards, and was the most popular film of that year.

Review Content Notes

Louis Cyr with hand up

For questions or more information, reach out to [email protected] or 1-888-508-0881 ext. 228.

Not a French teacher? We’re also running a similar livestream in English on April 17, 2024 — pre-register now.

Presented in Partnership With CINÉCOLE

CinÉcole is run by Mediafilm, who have been shaping tomorrow’s cinema goers since 2009. To date, CinÉcole has given over 100,000 high school students the opportunity to see quaIity Quebec and French-language films on the big screen.