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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    François Girard

  • Starring

    Samian, Vincent Perez, Raoul Trujillo, Wahiakeron Gilbert, Emmanuel Schwartz, Tanaya Beatty

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  • Director of Photography: Nicolas Bolduc

  • Editor: Gaétan Huot

  • Produced by: Roger Frappier

  • Music: Gyan Riley, Terry Riley

  • Screenplay by: François Girard

  • Production Designer: François Séguin

  • Sound Production: Claude Beaugrand

Director Bio

François Girard

François Girard is noted for his filmmaking and his staging of operas and theatre plays. He is a three-time winner of the Herald Angel Award for Best Production at the Edinburgh Festival. His films include Silk, Boychoir and The Red Violin. He directed the opera Oedipus Rex / Symphony of Psalms by Stravinsky and Cocteau and, for the stage, Girard directed Novecento, Waiting for Godot and Parsifal.


Hochelaga, Land of Souls (Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes)

Part of the Focus on Canada Strand


French-Canadian writer-director François Girard’s ambitious and beautifully sprawling new film (only his sixth in nearly three decades) spans three centuries of Quebecois history. Starting out with an archaeological dig in a contemporary sports stadium, the film soon spirals back to the 17th century and a romance between a young Algonquin woman and a French trapper, before merging into the rebellions of 1837, when French patriots fought to escape the English redcoats. Hochelaga is a wonderfully structured historical fantasia rich with depth and ambition.

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