In this follow-up film to The Decline of the American Empire, Denys Arcand continues the story of Remy (Girard) a womanizing professor who is now terminally ill with cancer. It’s been 17 years, and Remy is divorced, estranged from his son and his friends, and in search of redemption and forgiveness. As Remy reunites with old friends and loved ones to reminisce about their younger days, the conversations are as gloriously all-encompassing in their scope as they were in Arcand’s previous film.
An illuminating bittersweet-comedy that won Canada’s first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The film also won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and nearly 50 other awards.
Denise Robert, Daniel Louis
Marie-Josée Croze, Stéphane Rousseau, Dorothée Berryman, Rémy Girard
French, Dubbed in English
Les Invasions barbares is filmed and set in Quebec. Denys Arcand is from Quebec.