MARIA CHAPDELAINE by Sébastien Pilote will be presented in the Contemporary World Cinema section, dedicated to the strong signatures of world cinema, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A regular at the prestigious Canadian festival where all his films have screened, Sébastien Pilote won the Best Canadian Film Award in 2018 with his previous feature film, La Disparition des Lucioles, while his first feature film, Le Vendeur, was nominated in Canada’s Top 10 of the festival in 2011. Highly anticipated film, MARIA CHAPDELAINE will be featured in Quebec cinemas starting on September 24.
MARIA CHAPDELAINE stars Sara Montpetit (as Maria Chapdelaine), Sébastien Ricard (Samuel Chapdelaine), Hélène Florent (Laura Chapdelaine), Antoine Olivier Pilon (Eutrope Gagnon), Émile Schneider (François Paradis), Robert Naylor (Lorenzo Surprenant), Martin Dubreuil, Danny Gilmore, Gabriel Arcand and Gilbert Sicotte.
MARIA CHAPDELAINE is the fourth feature film by Sébastien Pilote after the critical and public successes and on the stage of international film festivals Le vendeur, Le démantèlement et La disparition des lucioles. For this adaptation of Louis Hémon’s classic, which he directed and scripted, he surrounded himself among others, with Michel La Veaux the director of photography, Jean Babin as the artistic director, Francesca Chamberland as the costumes designer and Philippe Brault who was the musical composer.
The Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 9 to 18.