War On Screen - Festival International des cinémas de guerre

Focus on Québec

La maison du pêcheur thursday

Horaires de la séance de 17h30 à 19h30

Lieu de la séance Lycée Pierre Bayen

Réalisateur Alain Chartrand

Pays Canada

Film length : 97 min

Language(s) : French

Format : DCP

Genre : Fiction

La maison du pêcheur (2013)

Avec Mikhaïl Ahooja, Sandrine Bisson, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy

the screening will be followed by a talk in presence of main actor, MIKHAIL AHOOJA


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. 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.






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