LA MAISON DU PÊCHEUR / SUMMER CRISIS

2013, Colour & B/W, Canada, World Competition (full length movies)
Original language : french
Subtitles language : english

SUMMER CRISIS

 

Production Team

Director : Alain Chartrand

Screenwriter : Alain Chartrand, Jacques Bérubé, Mario Bolduc

Cinematographer : Pierre Mignot

Editor : Yves Chaput

Cast : Mikhail Ahooja, Benoît Langlais, Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Charles-Alexandre Dubé, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Luc Picard, Kevin Parent, Raymond Bouchard

Music : Michel Cusson

Film production and Sales : Vic Pelletier, Jean-Rock Marcotte, PVP Fiction Inc., 296, rue St-Pierre, Matane, QC G4W 2B9 (Canada), tél.: 418 566-2040, fax: 418 562-4643, info@pvp.ca Distributeur canadien/Canadian Distributor: Sébastien Létourneau, Les Films Christal, Montréal, QC (Canada), tél.: 514 336-9696, sebastien@filmschristal.com


 

Synopsis

In the summer of 1969, Bernard Lortie, 19, a Gaspé fisherman’s son, arrives in Percé to find work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec separatist activists who have come to open the “Fisherman’s House”. They aim to offer lodgings to young travellers and politicize them during their stay. A motley crowd of Quebecers from all over the province soon flock to Percé, artists, hippies, rockers, hitchhikers and their ilk, shaking up the municipal council and many merchants. André Duguay, who operates a local camping site, is especially upset. The group's request for a food license is rejected but they decide to defy the authorities. Won over by the trio's ideas, Bernard gets increasingly involved in their project, even participating in the occupation of a local radio station to defend Gaspé fishermen. Relations between the activists and local authorities degenerate and the "Fisherman's House" is attacked by the town's fire truck. Bernard and his new friends return to Montreal where, the following year, they join the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) and play a pivotal role in the October Crisis.

 

Director

Born in 1946, Alain Chartrand is one of Quebec’s most prolific directors, his credits including 4 fiction features, 5 short and medium-length films, 7 documentaries and over 50 hours of drama for television. His works have been shown in 15 international and domestic festivals and have garnered a score of prizes in France, Italy and Canada. His feature-length works include ON EST PAS SORTI DU BOIS (1982), L'ÉTAU-BUS (1983), DES AMIS POUR LA VIE (1988), DING ET DONG, LE FILM (1990), UN HOMME DE PAROLE (1991), UNE NUIT À L'ÉCOLE (1992) and LE JARDIN D'ANNA (1992).


 

Projections

Monday August 26, 2013 - 09:00 AM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Monday August 26, 2013 - 07:00 PM - THÉATRE MAISONNEUVE


 

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