La Passion d’Augustine (The Passion of Augustine)

Director: Léa Pool Year: 2015 Run Time: 103min

Céline Bonnier stars as Mother Augustine, a passionate and resilient Catholic nun who teaches music to children of all backgrounds in a convent school in rural Quebec in the 1960s. When her rebellious but musically gifted niece (Lysandre Ménard) joins the convent, Mother Augustine must confront a past that she strives to forget.

With the looming changes brought by Vatican II and Quebec's Quiet Revolution, the local government threatens to shut down the school in favour of public education, and Mother Augustine must search her soul for a solution – or perhaps a new calling. She and her fellow nuns are forced to confront the waves of modernity, but can Augustine move forward, or will she perish with tradition?

The film was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards including Best Actress for Bonnier, and Best Original Score.

 
 

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Director(s):

Léa Pool

Writer(s):

Marie Vien, Léa Pool

Cast:

Lysandre Ménard, Céline Bonnier

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

French

Ratings by Province:

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