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Maria Chapdelaine

Saturday, May 21

7.30 pm:     Maria Chapdelaine (drama) 158 min (live) (stream)

Sébastien Pilote (The Fireflies Are Gone, a Top Ten selection in 2018) adapts Louis Hémon’s beloved 1913 novel Maria Chapdelaine handsomely for the screen. Pilote and cinematographer Michel La Veaux create a film that is both an elegy and a paean, as reflected in their treatment of the landscape. The rural Quebec depicted here is simultaneously beautiful and unforgiving, especially if one lets down their guard. This latest film version of Maria Chapdelaine is the closest to its inspiration — and, perhaps may become the versions others are measured against.

Maria Chapdelaine
Maria Chapdelaine