100 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 6, 2017 (TIFF)
Release date: January 19, 2018 (Québec)
Canadian distributor: Les Films Séville
Production Company: Max Films Inc.
When a tremendous downpour hits Montreal, a spectacular sinkhole opens up in the McGill University’s Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Centuries of history are revealed beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny (Samian) discovers that a multitude of generations have occupied this land, each with buried secrets. Baptiste then sets out to find what he has spent his career searching for: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535. Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls) explores 750 years of history in one single spot where the souls of all the centuries and all the cultures come together. Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes was shot in French, Mohawk and English.
Also see: Hochelaga Gets Oscar® Push.
The cast is listed in alphabetical order.