Le confessional (The Confessionnal)

Director: Robert Lepage Year: 1995 Run Time: 100min
Le confessional (The Confessionnal) (1995)

This award-winning feature-film debut by Robert Lepage is a Hitchcockian mystery set in Quebec City, both in the present (circa 1989) and in 1952, when Alfred Hitcock’s I Confess was filming on location.

Unfolding in flashbacks between the past and the present, the film follows the story of an adopted man on a search for his true identity, as recounted by his mother to a priest in a private confessional. Family secrets are on the line, blurred by the filming of I Confess. Further, lies and intrigue are clouding the air with mystery — and the foreshadowed sparks of the Quiet Revolution are growing louder.

Winner of the Genie for Best Film, Best Director and several others.


Director(s):

Robert Lepage

Writer(s):

Robert Lepage

Producer(s):

Philippe Carcassonne, David Puttnam, Denise Robert

Cast:

Lothaire Bluteau, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Goyette

Genre(s):

Drama, Thriller

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English

Region:

Le Confessionnal is filmed and set in Quebec. Robert Lepage is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

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