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And the Birds Rained Down
Directed by Louise Archambault

Status : Completed

Country : Canada

Originale Title : Il pleuvait des oiseaux

Year : 2019

Language : French

Domestic Release : MK2 | Mile End

Genre : Drama

Runtime : 120 min


Based on the acclaimed novel ‘And the Birds Rained Down’ by Jocelyne Saucier.

Quebec, Canada. Nowadays.

Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women... A luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region’s deadliest forest fire.

After the death of the eldest hermit, the two women make an astonishing discovery: hundreds of paintings echoing his tragic experience related to that devastating fire.

A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.


Louise Archambault


Rémy Girard (The Barbarian Invasions, Incendies)
Andrée Lachapelle
Gilbert Sicotte
Ève Landry
Éric Robidoux


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Toronto IFF 2019 - Contemporary World Cinema

San Sebastian Film Festival - Official Selection - Competition

Göteborg Film Festival - Dragon Award for Best International Film

* Top #2 domestic release in Canada in 2019, grossing $2M Box Office *