and the birds rained down

And the Birds Rained Down

Friday, February 14, 2020, 2020

Quebec, Canada. Nowadays.


Three elderly hermits live in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women… A luminous octogenarian unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region’s deadliest forest fire.


After the death of the eldest hermit, the two women make an astonishing discovery: hundreds of painting echoing his tragic experience related to that devastating fire.


A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.

Screening as part of the series Canada Now: Best New Films 2020.

  • Country Canada
  • Language In French with English subtitles.
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 127 minutes
  • Director Louise Archambault
  • Writer Jocelyn Saucier (novel), Louise Archambault (screenplay)