Gérard owes his life to an undone shoelace. As a former reporter and Anonymous Alcoholic, he has finally come back to live in Hochelaga, the working-class neighbourhood where he grew up. Through a series of minor mishaps, he comes home one night just a few minutes after the whole building explodes. There are six casualties in the fire. The questions which torment him are the following: why did his neighbours die and not him? Is there any sense to this event? Does life itself have any meaning? To answer them, Gérard rummages through the victims? past. His investigation leads him from Hochelaga, Outremont, and Maniwaki to the coast of St. Jean Port-Joli
Abel and Marianne discover that their 13-year-old son Joseph has been secretly selling his most prized possessions. They quickly realize that Joseph is not the only one, there are hundreds of children around the world doing the same thing. His mission: finance a mysterious project in Africa to save the planet.
A pioneer among filmmakers, Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes, for The Piano. In 40 years of work, she has carved out a unique place for herself in the highly masculine pantheon of cinema. A visual and iconoclastic director, a subtle portraitist of women and the human soul, Campion is also a furtive director: both discreet and whimsical, gentle and impertinent, and sometimes misunderstood.
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