MARIA CHAPDELAINE

By Sébastien PILOTE, Robert NAYLOR

ITEM 7 INC. - as PROD

Drama - Production 2020

A teen in rural Quebec must decide her future by choosing one of three suitors, in Sébastien Pilote’s moving adaptation of Louis Hémon’s 1913 novel.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical, Book adaptation
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH-CANADIAN
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sébastien PILOTE, Robert NAYLOR
    • Writer(s)
    • Sébastien PILOTE
    • Producer(s)
    • Pierre EVEN (Item 7), Sylvain PROULX (Multipix)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1910, Maria Chapdelaine, a girl of seventeen, lives with her family on the banks of the Péribonka River north of Lac Saint-Jean. The Chapdelaines work tirelessly to push back the limits of the forest. In a home where even physical exhaustion cannot diminish the warmth of family life, Maria, strong and full of hope, finds herself faced with
      major dilemmas. François Paradis, a former neighbour she has loved since childhood, who has become a freespirited fur trapper and a guide for strangers, promises to return in the spring to marry her. But when the spring is overdue, two suitors come forward. Lorenzo Surprenant, who works in the factories of Massachusetts, offers Maria a comfortable existence in an American city, and Eutrope Gagnon, their valiant neighbour, asks her to clear with him the land he has taken near the Chapdelaines'. Thrust into the adult world; Maria will suddenly be forced to decide of her future as a woman.
    • Partners & financing
    • Telefilm Canada, Sodec, MK2 Mile End, Canada and Quebec Tax credits
    • Production schedule
    • Ready for delivery in May 2021
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 20, 2020
    • End of shooting
    • Aug 15, 2020