The Québec Government Office in Washington is proud to present “Hochelaga, Terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls)” at the 32nd annual Washington, DC International Film Festival. This epic narrative offers a kaleidoscopic take on history that prompts timely reflection on the role of origin, identity, and place in shaping the soul of a nation.
In this four-time Canadian Screen Award winning film, Québécois director François Girard tells the 750 year-long story of Hochelaga, from its origins as a St. Lawrence Iroquois village to the arrival of Jacques Cartier in 1535 and subsequent French and British colonization, through the 1837-38 Rebellions all the way to 2017, the 375th birthday of Québec’s metropolis, Montréal.
This epic narrative offers a kaleidoscopic take on history that prompts timely reflection on the role of origin, identity, and place in shaping the soul of a nation.
The film is presented in French, English, Algonquin and Mohawk with English subtitles.
Duration: 100 minutes
SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie Cinema
5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Friendship Heights
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown or Metro Center
A reception sponsored by the BQW as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations will follow Wednesday’s screening #QuébecDC40.
Tickets ($14.00) are available on the website of Film Fest DC or at the box office.