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Kamouraska

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124 minutes – Drama
Release date: March 29, 1973
Production company: Les Productions Carle-Lamy Limitée, Société Parc Film
Canadian distributor: National Film Board of Canada
US distributor: New Line Cinema

Based on the novel by Anne Hébert, who cowrote the screenplay, Kamouraska opens as Élisabeth d’Aulnières (Geneviève Bujold) is at the deathbed of her second husband (Cuvelier). She relives her past through a series of flashbacks, telling the story of how her love affair with an American doctor (Jordan) led to the murder of her first husband (Léotard), the brutish seigneur of Kamouraska. This lush period piece with a touch of David Lean had a big budget (at one million dollars it was the most expensive Canadian feature of its time) but received only lukewarm praise by the critics and died at the box office. Bujold, in one of her most demanding roles, convincingly plays a naive young woman in some scenes and a woman decades older in others.

Kamouraska won Canadian Film Awards for Actress (Bujold), Supporting Actress (Bernard), Art Direction, Special Award.



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Crew:
Producer:Pierre Lamy Mag Bodard
Director:

Claude Jutra

Screenwriter:

Claude Jutra
Anne Hébert

Cinematographer:

Michel Brault

Editor:

Renée Lichtig

Composer:

Maurice Le Roux

Production Designer:

Réal Ouellette

Art Director:

François Barbeau
Gabriel Contant (Set Decoration)
Jocelyn Joly (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

François Barbeau

Cast:Roles:

Geneviève Bujold
Richard Jordan
Marcel Cuvelier
Philippe Léotard
Suzie Baillargeon
Huguette Oligny
Camille Bernard
Janine Sutto
Olivette Thibault
Marie Fresnières
Colette Cortois
Gigi Duckett
Marcel Marineau
Len Watt
Rita Lafontaine
André Cailloux
Émile Genest
Françoise Berd
Gilles Latulippe
Denise Proulx
Serge L’Italien
Jean-Louis Paris
Alexandre Gauvreau
Marie-Thérèse Beaulieu
Monique Bélisle
Monique Champagne
Anne-Marie Ducharme
Yvon Leroux
Marthe Nadeau
Yan Barcelo
Yvon Barrette
Gaétane Bélanger
Germaine Bougie
Yolande Bourguignon
Dominique Brunet
Jean Brunet
Lyne Champagne
Nini Durand
J. Léo Gagnon
Pat Gagnon
Claude Gai
Amulette Garneau
Paul Gauthier
Paul Gélinas
Nettie Harris
Madeleine Langlois
Priscilla Lapointe
Jean Mathieu
Michel Milleret
Thérèse Morange
Jean Scheler
Marc Saugavinski
Steve Talbot
Yvette Thuot
Gisèle Trépanier
André Vézina
Véronique Vilbert

Élisabeth d’Aulnières
Georges Nelson
Jérôme
Antoine Tassy
Aurélie
The mother of Élisabeth
The mother of Antoine
Aunt
Aunt
Aunt
Florida
Anne-Marie
Greffier, doctor
The Governor
A servant
Ernest
Aubergiste
His wife
Clermont
Victoire
Assistant
Paul Hus
The priest
Dame au thé
The girl who laughs
Hostess at St-Ours
Lady with tea
Policeman
Lady with tea