all starts in darkness, with a child who doesn't know where he comes from. In
a quest that is both personal and universal, director Claude Demers (Barbers:
A Men’s Story, Ladies in Blue) revisits the locales of his
childhood and asks questions about the mysteries of his origins, and about his
formative years, which were marked by abandonment.
film is an intimate chronicle that unfolds in the working-class neighbourhood
of Verdun, where the filmmaker grew up. It features Bastien
young boys who are discovering the world around them and who serve as the
narrator’s alter egos. The town and the magical banks of the Saint Lawrence
River serve as a backdrop for this coming-of-age story that is also a profound
inner journey. Between past and present, birth and death, D’où
the course of one man’s redemption. The film marries realism with lyricism and
a vibrant soundtrack that celebrates life. It is a free-flowing work, both
deeply human and poetic.
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