If you’ve ever seen one of Quebec director/writer/actor Xavier Dolan‘s films, you know that Francophone cinema is something special. It’s more than just the French language—it’s the French life, the French culture, that makes these films so captivating.

Cinefranco is all about celebrating just that. The film festival, entering its 16th year, is English Canada’s largest showcase of international Francophone cinema. From Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 14, Torontonians can hit up the legendary Royal cinema (608 College St.) to watch films from Belgium, Egypt, France, Quebec, and more. This year’s films cover a wide range of topics, from women’s dignity, to justice, to prison life.

Single viewing tickets range from $8 to $12 (depending on your age), or you can opt for a festival pass (10 tickets) for $99. For tickets, schedule, and program info, visit Cinefranco’s website