Canada’s Official Oscar Submission! After a downpour opens a huge sinkhole in a Montreal stadium, a Mohawk archaeologist scours the site for the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga, where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1535. Discussion after the film with director François Girard and producer Roger Frappier. Reception follows in the lobby for all ticket buyers.
Presented by the American Cinematheque, the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, Telefilm Canada and the Québec Government Office in Los Angeles
Canada’s Official Oscar Submission!
HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS
TERRE DES ÂMES
2017, 100 min, Canada, Dir: François Girard
After a tremendous downpour hits Montreal, a huge sinkhole opens up in Percival-Molson Stadium during a football game. The stadium is evacuated and becomes a protected archaeological site, revealing centuries of history beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny (Samian) discovers a multitude of generations who have occupied the land, each with buried secrets, as he sets out to find what he’s sought his entire career: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535. The impressive cast includes Vincent Perez, Wahiakeron Gilbert, Raoul Trujillo, Sébastien Ricard and Siân Phillips.
In French, Algonquin, Iroquoian and English with English subtitles | Screening format: DCP