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.
André Forcier, Jacques Marcotte
Guy L'Écuyer, Françoise Berd, Lucille Bélair, Madeleine Chartrand, Jacques Marcotte
Bar Salon was filmed and set in Quebec. André Forcier is from Quebec.