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Canadian Feature Competition

La rivière cachée Jean-François Lesage

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The Hidden River

In Un amour d’été (Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature, RIDM 2015), Jean- François Lesage roamed Mount Royal, capturing lovers’ conversations. The director’s sensitive approach turned the mountain into a self-contained world where intimate discussions happen naturally. Two years later, Lesage took his camera into a forest resembling a timeless cocoon. Once again, nature seems to loosen people’s tongues, prompting confessions of every kind – inspiring, tormented, poignant, awkward and, always, deeply human. Going against the grain of the current trend to put screens between each other at all times, The Hidden River invites us to contemplate nature’s mysterious beauty and rediscover the importance of sharing some time together.

Presented in collaboration with les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois and Ici Radio-Canada

La rivière cachée

  • Country : Quebec
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : French, Mandarin
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 75 MIN
  • Cinematography : Jean-François Lesage
  • Editing : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo, Ariane Pétel-Despots
  • Production : Jean-François Lesage
  • Music : Henryk Gorecki
  • Sound Design : Marie-Pierre Grenier
Filmography of Jean-François Lesage :

Une nuit en Chine (2004)
Comment savoir si les petits poissons sont heureux? (2009)
Conte du Mile End (2013)
Un amour d'été (2015)

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