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20 June 2017

RIDM en plein air - Le goût d'un pays

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July 02, 9:15pm, Village au Pied-du-Courant
Le goût d’un pays by Francis Legault

Director Francis Legault in attendance

Quebec, 2016, 102 min, original French version

Presented in collaboration with Village au Pied-du-Courant

Is there a connection between making maple syrup and the essence of Québécois identity? This odd question takes an unexpected but entirely relevant turn in Le goût d’un pays. Centered on a poignant dialogue between Gilles Vigneault and Fred Pellerin, the film records the testimonials of amateur and professional producers, creating a tribute to one of our natural treasures. It is also a unique, positive reflection on the relationship between the people of Quebec and the land. There’s no cynical defeatism or idle navel-gazing here: Le goût d’un pays is a clarion call for an awakening of the Québécois people and their love for a land open to all and proud of its natural wealth.

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