A Sunday at 105
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A Sunday at 105

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A 105-year-old Acadian agrees to be filmed one Sunday as she goes about her daily routine and ruminates on life. Filmed by her great-grandson, Aldéa Pellerin-Cormier comments wisely on politics, sex and religion. From getting ready in the morning to drinking her nightcap before bed, every moment is punctuated with a witticism or existential thought. Respectful of the old woman's privacy, Daniel Léger's first documentary looks at wisdom, serenity and enjoyment of life. In French with English subtitles.

This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.

A 105-year-old Acadian agrees to be filmed one Sunday as she goes about her daily routine and ruminates on life. Filmed by her great-grandson, Aldéa Pellerin-Cormier comments wisely on politics, sex and religion. From getting ready in the morning to drinking her nightcap before bed, every moment is punctuated with a witticism or existential thought. Respectful of the old woman's privacy, Daniel Léger's first documentary looks at wisdom, serenity and enjoyment of life. In French with English subtitles.

Damien Robitaille
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Credits
  • director
    Daniel Léger
  • producer
    Murielle Rioux-Poirier
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon

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  • suzpel

    How wonderful! My family name is Pellerin, i will have to ask around. Loved her thoughts and ideas. Also loved that in her family they find it a good thing to listen to what their elders have to say. Just wonderful, thank you Daniel

    suzpel, 12 Jan 2012
  • sheilagraber

    Brilliantly understated - great character caught for us all to learn about life - and death- thank you. That's what Video is FOR.

    sheilagraber, 21 Mar 2011
  • valentino

    Loved it so much .. Thanks for making it ..

    valentino, 16 Feb 2011
  • Bodofinglok

    This is wonderful! I'm happy to have stumbled upon this today... made the rest of my life seem utterly massive and full of possibilities.

    Bodofinglok, 30 Mar 2010
  • Mario

    Saw it fully. ENJOYED it thoroughly. A very well done movie clip. CONGRATULATIONS to the genius who made it. She is right re: hell. If GOD is OMNIPOTENT how can HE have a rival? Right?

    Mario, 27 Jan 2010