Feb. 27: Il pleuvait des oiseaux / And the Birds Rained Down

Thursday, February 27, 2020
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Presented in partnership with Shadows of the Mind Film Festival
Feb. 22 – Mar. 1, 2020           http://www.shadowsfilmfest.com/

Director: Louise Archambault
Canada 2019
French; 127 minutes
Rated: 14A

Three hermits – Tom (Rémy Girard), Charlie (Gilbert Sicotte), and Ted (Kenneth Welsh) – fled society years ago. They’ve been living
in the Quebec countryside, miles from civilization, eking out an
existence selling pot to the closest locals with help from local
hotelier Stephen (Éric Robidoux). But their lifestyle is increasingly endan­gered by nature, infirmity, and age. Driven by an astonishing cast boasting some of Quebec’s most esteemed performers, And the Birds Rained Down is a charming meditation on the possibilities of
living outside modernity and a tribute to the need to live on one’s own terms.

Touching, heartbreaking, and dangerously thought-provoking, And the Birds Rained Down will force you to re-examine your relationship with your­self, the world around you, and the people you love.
Anne T. Donahue, The Globe and Mail

This eco-friendly, elegantly delivered tale about the sunset changes in
the lives of a trio of graybeards living in the woods is engaging, thought-
provoking and ultimately moving…

Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter