Presented by the American Cinematheque, the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and Telefilm Canada
Canada’s Official Oscar Submission! HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS(TERRE DES ÂMES), 2017, 100 min. Dir. François Girard.
After a tremendous downpour hits Montreal, a huge sinkhole opens up in Percival-Molson Stadium during a football game. The stadium is evacuated and becomes a protected archaeological site, revealing centuries of history beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny (Samian) discovers a multitude of generations who have occupied the land, each with buried secrets, as he sets out to find what he’s sought his entire career: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535. The impressive cast includes Vincent Perez, Wahiakeron Gilbert, Raoul Trujillo, Sébastien Ricard and Siân Phillips.
Discussion following with director François Girard and producer Roger Frappier.