A Place of Tide and Time


TIFF Lightbox 2 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 3:45 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 8 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 8:00 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 8 Sat, May 4, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Agriculture & Fishing
Labour & Working People
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sébastien Rist
Aude Leroux-Lévesque
Producer(s):Jean-simon Chartier
Editor(s):Andréa Henriquez


Isolated and awe-inspiring in their natural beauty, the tiny English-language villages along the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Quebec are losing their young people. With no fishing industry left to speak of, teenagers like the smart and articulate Brittney embrace exile as their only option. For them, the bigger cities and towns further south promise a viable future. But for many of the older generation, this is the land they know and love. Lifelong resident and former fisherman Garland finds the answer in reinventing his village as a tourist stop. Determined to help bring this new industry to town, he revamps the local historical museum, replete with jars of cooked seal and duck he canned himself. Shot in stunning cinematic detail, this film introduces us to the quiet rhythms, genuine characters and beautiful vistas of a place rarely celebrated on the big screen. Aisha Jamal

Canadian Spectrum program sponsored by TVO.

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