" I wanted to be a schoolteacher. But my folks needed me."
- Maria Chapdelaine

Maria Chapdelaine

Synopsis

Maria Chapdelaine tells the story of a young woman having to choose between three suitors promising each a different life. François Paradis, a coureur des bois, a free and wild lumberjack, promises Maria to come back in the spring to marry her while Lorenzo Surprenant offers her an easy life in a city in the United States and Eutrope Gagnon, a valiant and modest farmer neighbor, has took a lot of colonization, next to that of Chapdelaine. The promises of Paradise can not be realized and will question Maria about her choices. Faced with events that jostle her, Maria must then take her destiny into her own hands and decide what her future will be. 

Canada, 2021

Drama, 158 minutes

 

Maria Chapdelaine

Cast

Sara Montpetit
Sébastien Ricard
Hélène Florent
Antoine-Olivier Pilon
Émile Schneider
Robert Naylor
Gabriel Arcand
Gilbert Sicotte
Danny Gilmore
Martin Dubreuil
Henri Picard
Arno Lemay
Charlotte St-Martin
Thomas Haché
Xavier Rivard-Désy

Production

Director and screenwriter: Sébastien Pilote
Producers: Pierre Even et Sylvain Proulx

Crew

Director of photography: Michel La Veaux
Artistic director: Jean Babin
Costume designer: Francesca Chamberland
Sound: Gilles Corbeil
Editor: Richard Comeau
Casting: Claude Poisson et Pierre Pageau
Still photographers: Sébastien Raymond, Laurence Grandbois Bernard
International Sales: Wazabi

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Maria Chapdelaine

Festivals and awards

16 Nomination at Québec Cinéma Gala – Awards Iris

BEST FILM Maria Chapdelaine – Pierre Even & Sylvain Proulx
BEST DIRECTOR Sébastien Pilote
BEST FEMALE INTERPRETATION | SUPPORTING ROLE Hélène Florent (Laura Chapdelaine)
BEST MALE INTERPRETATION | SUPPORTING ROLE Émile Schneider (François Paradis) Martin Dubreuil (Edwige Légaré)
REVELATION OF THE YEAR Sara Montpetit (Maria Chapdelaine)
BEST CASTING Pierre Pageau, Daniel Poisson (Gros Plan)
BEST ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Jean Babin
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Michel La Veaux
BEST SOUND Gilles Corbeil, Olivier Calvert, Stéphane Bergeron, Bernard Gariépy Strobl
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Alchimie 24 – Jean-François “Jafaz” Ferland, Marie-Claude Lafontaine
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC Philippe Brault
BEST COSTUMES Francesca Chamberland
BEST MAKE-UP Djina Caron
BEST HAIRSTYLING Martin Lapointe
PUBLIC AWARD Maria Chapdelaine

 

TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2021 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2021 TIFF Canada’s Top Ten
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma
Chicago International Film Festival
Official Screening, 2021

Soundtrack

Philippe Brault

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