100 minutes – Drama
Release date: December 18, 2020 (Québec)
Production company: Item 7, Multipix
Canadian distributer: MK2 Mile End
This 2020 adaptation Maria Chapdelaine, based on the beloved Québec novel by Louis Hémon, tells the story of a young woman having to choose between three suitors, each promising a different life. François Paradis, a coureur des bois promises Maria that when he comes back in the spring they will marry. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Surprenant offers her an easy life in a city in the United States and the third, Eutrope Gagnon, is a neighbour and a valiant and modest farmer. Faced with events that jostle her, Maria must then take destiny into her own hands and decide what her future will be. This is Sébastien Pilote’s fourth feature film.
Also see: The 1983 movie, Maria Chapdelaine