Mariages

Director: Catherine Anne Martin Year: 2001 Run Time: 95min
Mariages (2001)

Quebec filmmaker Catherine Martin made her feature debut with this film about a 19th century woman struggling against oppressive Victorian social norms. 20-year-old Yvonne (Marie-Ève Bertrand) is a free spirit whose prudish, strict older sister Hélène (Guylaine Tremblay) struggles to contain her.

Helene intends to send her sister to a convent, and when Yvonne falls in love with the rakish Charles (David Boutin), Hélène concocts a scheme to keep them apart by arranging for him to marry her own teenage daughter. Unwilling to give up her passionate desires, Yvonne heads to the woods to find her own solution.

This finely crafted historical drama was awarded Best Feature by the Quebec Association of Film Critics in 2001.

 

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Director(s):

Catherine Anne Martin

Writer(s):

Catherine Anne Martin

Cast:

Marie-Ève Bertrand, Guylaine Tremblay, Hélène Loiselle

Genre(s):

Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

French

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
NR Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon