Keswick Film Club - The Novena

Sunday 10th December 5:00 PM

The Novena (La Neuvaine)

Director: Bernard Émond Country: Canada
Cert: 15 Year: 2005 Length: 97 mins Language: French

Audience Reaction

Score: 77.78% Attendance: 51


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An adult-oriented French-Canadian drama, this is a story of grief, guilt, redemption, faith and the need to 'let go'. Two strangers meet at an emotionally challenging time for both. Elise Guilbault commands the screen as Jeanne, a middle-aged doctor whose attempts to help a battered wife (Isabelle Roy) yield unforeseen, tragic consequences. How do you cope with senseless violence or the impending death of someone you love and without whom you can see no future?

BFFS Jury's Best Contemporary Film, Commonwealth Film Festival 2006


open_quote Performances all around ... are superb, with Guilbault bringing a sharp intelligence, combined with hard-shelled compassion, to her portrayal of anguish and loss close_quote VARIETY.COM

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