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CANADA

2017

100 minutes

 

Synopsis: HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS is a historical epic that tells the story of Montreal and pays tribute to the true founders of our country: the Native peoples. The film traces the history in the microcosmic vision of a single place located at the foot of Mount Royal where the Percival Molson stadium is today. From an Iroquoian massacre in 1267 to a football game, Jacques-Cartier's visit in 1535, the purple fever epidemic of 1687, the Patriotes' uprising of 1837 and a brain operation opened at the Institute Of Neurology in 1944, five Montreal frescoes are revealed by the excavation of an archaeologist and the prayers of an Amerindian Prophet.

Production:
Filmed over 42 days in the Montreal region of Canada from September to November 2016. Budget of $15 million. Producer Roger Frappier says the film will celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal.
 

 

 

Cast:

Raoul Max Trujillo - The Prophet
Tanaya Beatty - Akwi
Vincent Perez - Jacques Cartier
Samian - Baptiste Asigny
 Sébastien Ricard - Léopold Lacroix
Emmanuel Schwartz - Étienne Maltais

Credits: 

Director - François Girard
Screenplay -
François Girard
Cinematography -
Nicolas Bolduc
Music - Terry Riley