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And the Birds Rained Down – 4pm

November 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


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Directed by: Louise Archambault
Cast: Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard, Eve Landry, Éric Robidoux, Kenneth Welsh and Louise Portal
Drama, PG, 126 minutes, Language: French with English subtitles (Canada)


“This eco-friendly, elegantly delivered tale about the sunset changes in the lives of a trio of graybeards living in the woods is engaging, thought-provoking and ultimately moving…” – Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter

“Archambault goes straight for the heart in adapting Saucier’s novel. The result is poignant, touching, and profoundly moving.” – Pat Mullen, That Shelf

“Touching, heartbreaking, and dangerously thought-provoking, And the Birds Rained Down will force you to re-examine your relationship with yourself, the world around you, and the people you love.” – Anne T. Donahue, Globe and Mail


Inspired by the novel of de Jocelyne Saucier, a story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age and new life emerges in unexpected places. Three elderly hermits live deep 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.


Nominee, Official Competition, Quebec City International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Solidarity Award/Nominee, Best Film, San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2019
Nominee, Best Canadian Feature Film, Toronto International Film Festival, 2019



Individual Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
(prices include HST)

Advance tickets are available online here, or at the door on screening night at Uptown Theatre box office.




November 6, 2019
4:00 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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