VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

NEUVAINE

V' 05

LA NEUVAINE

NOVENA, THE

Bernard Émond
CAN, 2005
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

LA NEUVAINE

Bernard Émond
CAN, 2005
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

Actors: 
Élise Guilbault
Jeanne
Patrick Drolet
François
Denise Gagnon
Großmutter
Isabelle Roy
Lise
Stéphane Demers
Lises Ehemann
Lise Castonguay
Thérèse
Screenplay: 
Bernard Émond
Sound: 
Marcel Chouinard
Hugo Brochu
Martin Allard
Luc Boudrias
Camera: 
Jean-Claude Labrecque
Editor: 
Louise Côté
Composer: 
Robert Marcel Lepage
Decoration: 
Louise Pilon
Costume: 
Sophie Lefebvre

Production: 
ACPAV 1030 Cherrier, Bureau 404 H2L 2L6 Montreal, Kanada T 514 849 22 81 info@acpav.ca
World Sales: 
Les Films Séville 147 rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Bureau 200 H2Y 1Z5 Montreal, Kanada T 514 841 19 10, internationalsales@sevillepictures.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Jeanne drives aimlessly through the night, with no particular destination. A doctor, haunted by the murder of one of her female patients and her daughter, which she feels she could have helped to prevent, she is eaten away by a feeling of guilt which stops her from getting on with her life. François, a serene young man, lives with his dying grandmother. Knowing her death is imminent, he decides to undertake a novena. For nine days he prays to Sainte Anne to give his grandmother a little more time. The two protagonists, totally alone in their misfortune, meet by the riverside, in the village of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. François gentle ways help Jeanne to gradually start enjoying life again, and he persuades her to come and look after his grandmother.