90 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 18, 2013
Canadian distributor: TVA Films
At 86, Henri Bernard has begun to suffer from dementia and keeps wandering away from his country house to find another more “comfortable” one. His two sons, Gabriel, a star reporter who travels around the world covering wars and political hotspots, and Eric, a pilot-in-training who can’t get enough flying time because of filial duties, disagree about what to do with their increasingly erratic and forgetful father. Gabriel considers placing the old man in a nursing home but is turned off by what he sees when he and his father visit one. Eric scolds his brother for not “being there”. He fends off his girlfriend’s complaints and is resentful that his efforts seem unappreciated. But through the pain of their predicament, the two brothers realize that they must overcome their differences so that they are together when they accompany their father to the enigmatic place that he keeps seeking, the place he calls “the other home”. L’autre maison was chosen to open the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival.
Photo and poster courtesy of TVA Films. Used with permission.