Quebec, Canada. Nowadays. Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women. A luminous octogenarian, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region’s deadliest forest fire. After the death of the eldest hermit, the two women make an astonishing discovery: hundreds of paintings echoing his tragic experience related to that devastating fire. A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age. Based on the novel And the Birds Rained Down, by Jocelyne Saucier.
Presented at Toronto and San Sebastián film festivals.
David Ratté, Andrea Bélanger
Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard, Eve Landry, Éric Robidoux, Louise Portal
Les Films Outsiders
Born in Canada in 1970. She majored in fine arts at the Concordia University, in Montreal. For several years, she worked as an assistant director, scenographer and producer. She made the feature films Familia (2005, 29th Mostra), Gabrielle (2013), which was chosen to represent Canada at the Academy Awards and received the Audience Award at the Locarno Festival, and Merci pour Tout (2019).