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Canada’s Top Ten: And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux)

Fri, Jan 10 / 7 pm
Sat, Jan 11 / 2:30 pm
Sun, Jan 12 / 5 pm
Thu, Jan 16 / 9 pm
Directed by Louise Archambault
2019, Canada, 127 min
French with English subtitles

As acclaimed director Louise Archambault’s elegiac and charming film opens, we meet three hermits living in cabins in the Quebec countryside, miles from civilization. Tom (Rémy Girard), Charlie (Gilbert Sicotte), and Ted (Kenneth Welsh) fled society years ago, and have eked out a back-to-the-land existence, selling pot to the locals with help from local hotelier Stephen (Éric Robidoux). But their lifestyle is increasingly endangered by nature, infirmity, and age. A poignant meditation on the possibilities of living outside modernity.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival is generously sponsored by TIFF and IATSE 856.

     

Reviews

Archambault goes straight for the heart in adapting Saucier's novel. The result is poignant, touching, and profoundly moving.
– Pat Mullen, The Shelf
Touching, heartbreaking and dangerously thought-provoking, And the Birds Rained Down will force you to re-examine your relationship with yourself, the world around you and the people you love.
– Anne Donahue, Globe & Mail
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