Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone /Rendez-vous French film Festival

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A description of the film.


Le choc des cultures raconté à travers l’histoire de Houwayda, qui a épousé le mode de vie québécois, et de sa soeur Joëlle qui est restée profondément libanaise. Houwayda mène avec Pierre, son mari bobo enseignant à l’université, une vie bourgeoise et bien tranquille. Spécialiste en littérature, elle a mis sur pause sa carrière académique. Elle, qui croit pourtant avoir abandonné les valeurs traditionnelles de sa culture natale, va se retrouver au coeur d’une joyeuse zizanie qui aboutira à sa profonde remise en cause. Un regard mordant, affectueux et fantasque sur les Libanais de Montréal et sur les Québécois.


Culture shock told through the history of Houwayda, a fifty-something year old Lebanese woman living in Montreal where she embraces a Québécois lifestyle and of her sister Joëlle who has remained deeply Lebanese. Houwayda lives a tranquil and bourgeois life with her bobo husband Pierre, a university professor. A literature specialist, she has put her academic career on hold. Though she believes that she has left behind the traditional values of her native culture, she finds herself at the heart of a joyous chaos that will end with her profoundly calling herself into question. A biting, affectionate and whimsical look at the Lebanese of Montreal and at Quebeckers.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    Vancouver
  • Director
    Maryanne Zéhil
  • Screenwriter
    Maryanne Zéhil
  • Producer
    Mia Productions
  • Cast
    Claudia Ferri, Raïa Haïdar, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Geneviève Brouillette