Bar salon

Director: André Forcier Year: 1974 Run Time: 84min

Shot in 1972 but released three years later, Bar Salon is a minimal, subtle drama that tells a tender and socially observant story. This simply shot black-and-white film follows Charles (L’Ecuyer), a down-on-his-luck salon owner who’s on the brink of losing his bar. With nothing left to do but close up shop, he manages to snag a gig that may go his way, but that too goes south.

This tender, witty and relatable slice-of-life film established writer/director André Forcier as a strong new voice in Quebec cinema. Forcier treats his characters with respect and affection, providing compelling insights into the gritty reality of their lives.


Director(s):

André Forcier

Writer(s):

André Forcier, Jacques Marcotte

Producer(s):

Jean Dansereau

Cast:

Guy L'Écuyer, Françoise Berd, Lucille Bélair, Madeleine Chartrand, Jacques Marcotte

Genre(s):

Drama, Family

Language(s):

French

Region:

Bar Salon was filmed and set in Quebec. André Forcier is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
NR Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon