And the Birds Rained Down


And the Birds Rained Dowm




Note: The movie is in French with English subtitles


And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Louise Archambault and an adaptation of the novel by Jocelyne Saucier. The film centres on a group of senior citizens living off-the-grid in a wilderness setting, whose orderly and quiet lives are threatened by a nearby forest fire as well as by changes in their personal group dynamics after the death of the group leader and the arrival of a new outsider. And the Birds Rained Down was selected by TIFF as one of Canada's top ten films of 2019.





Running Time
Rating
127 minutes
14A
Release to DVD: T.B.A.






The Critics Comment

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NOW Toronto/Norman Wilner
Sicotte and Girard are enthralling as the aging heroes, who treasure their shared solitude but are willing to welcome people in need... .

January 24, 2020 [Filmmaker Louise] Archambault's beautifully intimate piece examines old age and social and environmental issues with a deft touch and much compassion. Norman Wilner NOW Toronto/Norman Wilner
Sicotte and Girard are enthralling as the aging heroes, who treasure their shared solitude but are willing to welcome people in need...

What She Said/Anne Brodie
[Filmmaker Louise] Archambault's beautifully intimate piece examines old age and social and environmental issues with a deft touch and much compassion.

Original Cin: Jim Slotek
A moving, languid, often achingly-sad drama about second-chances in life and the primal memory of wildfires, shot amid some of the most beautiful lakes and forests in Quebec.

National Post/Chris Knight
It's a bittersweet tale, the mood perhaps best summed up by one of Rafaëlle's subjects, talking about the effects of the ancient conflagration that sundered families and singed romances. Beorgia Strait/Janet Smith
Louise Archambault's gently paced and unexpectedly deep new film has a kind of tenderness you don't often experience in the movies.





Awards





Canadian Screen Awards Nomination: Best Adapted Screen Play

Canadian Screen Awards Nomination: Best Actor

Canadian Screen Awards Nomination: Best Supporting Actor

Canadian Screen Awards Nomination: Best Costume Design

Canadian Screen Awards Nomination: Best Overall Sound





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