Victoria Film Festival | And the Birds Rained Down

And the Birds Rained Down

And the Birds Rained Down


And the Birds Rained Down: Sat | February 8 | 5:30 PM | Odeon




Beautiful + Poignant + Frank

Director: Louise Archambault

Quebec 2019 127 min

San Sebastián International Film Festival Solidarity Award

IMDB Rating: 7.4


Unrated – Membership Required

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After their friend dies, Charlie and Tom are alone, isolated deep in an Abitibi forest. Living with only the bare necessities, they enjoy a quiet life together until one day they are joined by an old woman who refuses to go back to a nursing home and a young photographer leading an investigation. The arrival of the two strangers in the old friends’ hermetic world throws them off balance. Adapted from a popular novel by Jocelyne Saucier, this tender tale directed by Louise Archambault (Gabrielle) goes straight to the heart both with its themes (acceptance, solitude, etc.) and its delicately composed images. Nuanced performances by Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard and a heartbreaking Andrée Lachapelle give this intimate adventure an irresistible energy. The film’s success at the Quebec box office last fall is ample proof. – François Lemieux



Après le décès de leur copain, Charlie et Tom sont restés seuls, coupés du monde dans une forêt d’Abitibi. Vivant avec le strict minimum de confort, ils écoulent des moments paisibles jusqu’au jour où débarquent, sans crier gare, une vieille femme refusant de rentrer à l’hospice et une jeune photographe qui mène une enquête. L’arrivée de ces deux étrangères dans le monde très fermé des deux amis bouleverse leur équilibre. Adaptée du populaire roman de Jocelyne Saucier, cette douce chronique réalisée par Louise Archambault (Gabrielle) touche droit au coeur, tant par ses thèmes (acceptation de l’autre, solitude, etc.) que par sa délicate composition d’images. Les compositions délicates de Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard et de la bouleversante Andrée Lachapelle portent cette aventure intime avec brio. À preuve, le grand succès public rencontré lors de la sortie en salle au Québec à l’automne dernier.

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