In this warm-hearted comedy, Yves (Philippe-Audrey Larrue St-Jacques), while still the best player on his minor league team, knows that his chances of making it in the NHL are slowly fading. When he suffers a serious injury, he thinks that he might finally be done for good – until his cousin convinces him to take one last shot at a comeback. Together, they drive from northern Quebec to Thunder Bay in the hopes of having him play in a national tournament.
While it begins as a story about following one’s dreams, Les Barbares de la Malbaie also looks at the journey of self-discovery that comes when dreams don’t go quite as planned.
“Les Barbares de La Malbaie est une fichue de belle surprise.” – François Lévesque, Le Devoir
(2019) Director: Sonia Bonspille Boileau. Screenwriter: Sonia Bonspille Boileau. Starring: Carmen Moore, Lake Delisle, McKenzie Deer Robinson. 98 min. PG. English.