Viking (French Film Festival)

Presented by AFKW (Association des Francophones de Kitchener-Waterloo)

The Viking Society is recruiting volunteers for the first manned mission to Mars. The goal is to form a B-team that will mirror the mission here on Earth in order to find solutions to the interpersonal problems that the Mars-bound crew is experiencing. The film tells the story of David, a high school gym teacher, who seizes this opportunity to revive his dream of becoming an astronaut and making a difference. VIKING exists somewhere between a high-concept absurdist comedy and a straight up allegorical tale. It's a story about the gap between our dreams and reality.

"Endearing and intelligent, but most especially a profound masterwork from visionary filmmaker Stephane Lafleur." - Film Inquiry

"All the humour in VIKING is entirely relatable; the crew’s problems, the minor breakdowns in discipline, and the constant decline into human pettiness are all the funnier for being perfectly believable." - Far Out Magaine


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