La Neuvaine


1h 37m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Jeanne is a doctor. She feels responsible for the death of a patient and her baby. Desperate, she leaves Montreal and drives through the night. At dawn, she stops near the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre sanctuary. She wants to jump from the village pier into the river, but she is stopped by a young man who

Film Details

Also Known As
Novena, The, neuvaine
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Les Films Séville
Distribution Company
K Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Jeanne is a doctor. She feels responsible for the death of a patient and her baby. Desperate, she leaves Montreal and drives through the night. At dawn, she stops near the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre sanctuary. She wants to jump from the village pier into the river, but she is stopped by a young man who has come to pray for his dying grandmother. Something about Francois touches Jeanne. Francois then convinces Jeanne to come to his villlage to care for his grandmother. But the situation is hopeless and the old woman dies in her grandson's arms. The grandmother's calm, peaceful death helps Jeanne come to terms with her crisis.

Film Details

Also Known As
Novena, The, neuvaine
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Les Films Séville
Distribution Company
K Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in Canada August 26, 2005

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Competition) August 3-13, 2005.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 5-16, 2006.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 8-17, 2005.

color

dialogue French

Released in Canada August 26, 2005