La femme de l’hôtel (A Woman in Transit)

Director: Léa Pool Year: 1984 Run Time: 89min
La femme de l'hôtel (A Woman in Transit) (1984)

Andrea Richler (Baillargeon) is a well-known director who returns to her hometown of Montreal to film a big-budget musical. At her hotel, she has an unsettling encounter with an elderly woman (Marleau). This encounter is forgotten until later, when we begin to realize that the events in this mysterious stranger’s life are somehow mirroring the fictional events of Andrea’s film.

Truth may indeed be stranger than fiction in this intriguing drama by one of Canada’s best female filmmakers. Winner of two Genies and the Toronto International Film Festival’s Best Canadian Feature Film award, this intimate and emotional film is sure to captivate.


Léa Pool


Michel Langlois, Léa Pool


Bernadette Payeur


Paule Baillargeon, Serge Dupire, Louise Marleau, Marthe Turgeon, Gilles Renaud






La femme de l’hôtel was filmed and set in Quebec. Léa Pool is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

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