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My Mother’s Letters – 2PM

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:27 pm


My Mother’s Letters

(Les lettres de ma mère)


Screening: Sunday, February 24, 2:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


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Written and Directed by: Serge Giguère
Documentary/Biography, PG, 87 min. Language: French with English subtitles (Canada)


In this very personal and poetic film, veteran documentarian Serge Giguère pores through 100 letters written by his late mother to him and his 15 siblings. In them, she details the trials and tribulations of raising 16 children in rural Quebec, while helping to run a family carpentry business. Through inventive and playful techniques, Giguère brings the stories alive, applying creative approaches to family photographs, archival footage and staged re-enactments. He mixes his mother’s stories with his own memories and those of his siblings, some of whom hear for the first time what their mother had to say about them. Through these intertwining stories, the film presents not only a testament of a mother’s complicated love for her many children, but also offers an intimate look at 1950s working class Quebec. (Aisha Jamal/Hot Docs Film Festival)


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February 24
2:00 pm - 3:27 pm


Barrie Film Festival


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