Maria Chapdelaine*

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 106 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Gilles Carle; with Carole Laure, Claude Rich, Pierre Lurzi) On the spectacularly remote North Canadian frontier of the early 1900s, lovely Maria is courted by a variety of suitors. One man promises a luxurious life away from the harsh, brutal wilderness; the other promises a tempestuous romantic journey filled with uncertainty--and passion. The breathtaking scenery of Quebec's upper Gatineau region adds a stark, lyrical imagery to the story of Maria's ill-fated romance. Based on the novel that has become a literary cornerstone of French-Canadian culture. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (In French with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, History: Canadian, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature, Women Studies)