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Fiction Feature Film | Drame | 126 minutes | 2019

Based on the novel by Jocelyne Saucier, published by Éditions XYZ

With Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard, Eve Landry, Éric Robidoux, Louise Portal

Screenwriting & Direction Louise Archambault

Production Ginette Petit et Nathalie Bissonnette

Canadian distribution MK2 | Mile End

International sales agent IndieSales



Cinematography Mathieu Laverdière

Edition Richard Comeau

Original music  David Ratté et Andréa Bélanger

Sound Jean Camden, Sylvain Bellemare, Stéphane Larivière,

Bernard Gariépy Strobl

Post-production supervisor Pierre Thériault

Financial partners  SODEC - Téléfilm Canada - Le Fonds Harold Greenberg - Crédit d’impôt du Québec - Crédit d’impôt du Canada



Quebec, Canada, Nowadays.

Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world.  While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women... A luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region's deadliest forest fire. After the death of the eldest hermit, the two women make an astonishing discovery: hundreds of paintings echoing his tragic experience related to that devastating fire.

A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.

Louise Archambault

Screenwriter and director, Louise Archambault, made her debut with the internationally acclaimed film Atomic Saké, winning many prizes such as the Jutra for Best Short Film. Her first feature film Familia gained many international sales and prizes such as Best Canadian First Feature Film at TIFF and received a Genie Award for a first film. In addition to directing episodes of the TV series La Galère (2013), Nouvelle Adresse (2014), broadcasted on Ici Radio-Canada, and This Life (2015), broadcasted on CBC, Louise launched her 2nd film Gabrielle at the Locarno International Film Festival (audience award). The film, selected to represent Canada at the Oscars and the Golden Globes in 2014, won many international prizes and was sold in more than 20 different territories. In 2014, Louise was named Personality of the Year by La Presse/Ici Radio-Canada, in the arts and entertainment category.

Since 2016, Louise directed 3 seasons of the TV series Trop broadcasted on Ici Radio-Canada as well as 3 seasons of the TV series Catastrophe, broadcasted on Super Écran. The latter won the prestigious Best Script Format prize at the 2018 MIPCOM Gala in Cannes. And the Birds Rained Down is her 3rd Feature Film, released in 2019. Also in 2019, she directed Merci pour tout, her 4th feature film, set to hit theaters  at the end of the year.




Best Performance by an Actress to Andrée Lachapelle | IRIS | Canada | 2020

Best Performance by an Actor to Gilbert Sicotte | IRIS | Canada | 2020

Public Choice Award | IRIS | Canada | 2020

Best Performance by an Actor in a supporting role to Rémy Girard | Canadian Screen Awards | 2020

Dragon Best International Film | Göteborg Film Festival | 2020

Public Choice Award | Hudson Film Festival, Canada | 2020

Best Film | Festival du film canadien de Dieppe | 2020

Best Performance by an Actor to Gilbert Sicotte | Festival du film canadien de Dieppe | 2020


Toronto International Film Festival, Canada | world premiere | 2019 

Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec | opening film |  2019

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada | official selection | 2019

San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain | official selection | 2019

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada |  official selection | 2019

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival International, Canada | official selection | 2019

Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada (EIFF)  | official selection | 2019

Windsor International Film Festival, Canada (WIFF)  | official selection | 2019

AGH Film Festival, Hamilton, Canada (AGHFF)  | official selection | 2019

Barrie Film Festival, Canada | 2019

Grand River Film Festival CineSeries (GRFF), Canada | official selection | 2019

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), Estonia | official selection | 2019

Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Canada | official selection | 2019

Joburg Film Festival (JFF), South Africa | official selection | 2019

Cartagena Film Festival (CFF), Spain | official selection | 2019

Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), USA | official selection| 2020

FFF  Wisconsin-Milwaukee University, USA | official selection | 2020

Canadian Film Festival in Madrid (CFFM), Spain | official selection | 2020

Glasgow Film Festival (GFF), Scotland | official selection | 2020

Miami International Film Festival, USA | official selection | 2020

Kingston Canadian Film Festival | official selection | 2020

Festival de Florac, France | official selection | 2020




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