Boston International Film Festival
Thursday June 7, 2007 9:30PM TO 11:50PM
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston
Quebec, May 1909 - Dawn breaks in Sainte-Philomène de
Fortierville. Marie-Anne Caron, wife of Télesphore Gagnon,
gives birth to their second daughter. Born at dawn, the child
will bear the name of «Aurore » (Dawn). She grows up a happy
child, until tuberculosis takes away her adored mother.
Everything collapses in the young girl's life. Télésphore
Gagnon, widowed only a week, falls under the spell of his
attractive cousin Marie-Anne Houde and marries her.
Marie-Anne settles in the house and rules the small family with
an iron fist. Slowly, her dark side takes over. The people of
Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville stay silent as they slowly
witness increasingly strange events in the Gagnon household.
The story will make the entire country shudder with horror. The
film shows the social reality of Quebec during the early 1900's
rarely seen on the big screen. The people of Ste-Philomène
who chose to abide by the rule of Omerta will finally have their
true story told.
Writer & Director: Luc Dionne
Producer: Daniel Louis
Producer: Denise Robert
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