Digital Premiere

Friday, March 4 at 3:30 pm


until March 13 at 11:59 pm.

Director: Sébastien Pilote

Featuring:Sara Montpetit, Sébastien Ricard, Hélène Florent, Antoine Olivier Pilon

Language: French subtitled in English

Runtime: 158 minutes

Rating: suitable for all audiences


One of the most deeply cherished books in the history of French-Canadian literature, Louis Hémon’s 1913 novel Maria Chapdelaine is remarkable both as a portrait of life in rural Quebec and the saga of a young woman’s experience of love and grief. The challenge of fully honouring such daunting source material is more than met by director Sébastian Pilote (THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE, KCFF19) and a cast that includes many of Québec’s best actors. Boasting beautiful cinematography by Michel La Veaux and a sweeping score by Philippe Brault, Pilote’s film offers a thoroughly immersive viewing experience, one that brings a long-gone era to life in a way that feels startlingly fresh and vital.


Presented with support from


kingston writersfest