Quebec: My Country Mon Pays
(Canada ) 2016 | 90 minutes | John Walker | English, French, with English subtitles
Part history, part personal story, part lament, award-winning director John Walker’s film is a heartfelt narrative from an Anglo who left, but has never stopped loving, Quebec. Walker himself narrates and is very present on camera, making the story like a visual personal notebook as he speaks with a who's who of Quebecois artists – filmmakers, journalists and actresses – as well as his own friends and family, about what has happened and the distance between the French and the English in Quebec. There is a delicate poignancy here, though, not anger, as the filmmaker balances his desire to return against his understanding that he'll never fit the new reality.
"…quietly personal and very powerful." –Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine
"★★★★…deeply moving…" –Greg Klymkiw, The Film Corner
Selected for HotDocs, 2016
Selected for RIDM (Montreal Documentary Film Festival)
Quebec: My Country Mon Pays is part of the Core Program:
Single tickets $15
Weekend Gourmet / Bouffe-4-Buffs passes $34
Each weekend pass includes:
Entry to any 2 screenings of the Core Series per weekend. (Does not include Saturday Matinee Series).
Coupon for popcorn at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche.
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Minimum $25 purchase. Valid anytime from February 4 to 26, 2017. Reservations recommended for dinner. Other restrictions may apply, check with restaurant.
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