La Bolduc


103 minutes – Drama, Biopic
Language: French
Festival release date: March 23, 2018 (Festival du film de l’Outaouais)
Release date: April 6, 2018 (Québec)
Production company: Caramel Films

Canadian distributor: Les films Christal, Les films Séville

Set in Montréal in the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, Debbie Lynch-White plays the role of Québec singer Mary Travers, not to be confused of the singer of the same name who was part of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary many years later. Married to Édouard Bolduc, and with a family to take care of, when Edward loses his job at the mill, Mary agrees to replace a violinist in a folkloric evening and it seems her career path is set. She rapidly becomes successful in a changing Quebec, thanks in part to recordings and radio. Meanwhile the province is experiencing its first push in the fight for women’s rights who as her success grows faces the dilemma of staying with her children or going on tour to provide for her family. Named La Bolduc by her public, and thus the title of this film, it went on to become the 2nd highest grossing film in Canada in 2018 and won 6 Prix Iris in June of 2019.

Writing his review in the Montreal Gazette, Brendan Kelly said, “Debbie Lynch-White is…a force of nature on the big screen.”

La Bolduc, movie, poster,



Valérie d’Auteuil
André Rouleau

Associate Producer:

Brigitte Janson


François Bouvier


Frédéric Ouellet
Benjamin Alix


Ronald Plante


Michael Arcand
Myriam Boileau (Assistant editor)

Art Director:

Raymond Dupuis

Costume Designer:

Mariane Carter
Pascal Gauthier (Assistant costume designer)

Cast: Roles:

Debbie Lynch-White
Émile Proulx-Cloutier
Bianca Gervais
Laurence Deschênes
Rose-Marie Perreault
Mylène Mackay
Yan England
Serge Postigo
Germain Houde
Paul Doucet
Luc Senay
Pascal Contamine
Frédéric-Antoine Guimond
Lea-Kim Lafrance-Leroux
Christophe Payeur
Marc Primeau
Joachim Tanguay
Mathieu Handfield

Mary Travers Bolduc
Édouard Bolduc
Juliette Newton
Denise Bolduc
Denise Bolduc
Thérèse Casgrain
Fred Calvert
Roméo Beaudry
Conrad Gauthier
Jean Grimaldi
Radio Drama Actor
Lucienne Bolduc
Young dentist
Priest in the Church basement
Léon Fradette