An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected ...
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A 10-year-old Norwegian girl falls in love for the first time. Her friends confront their own feelings as they witness her no-holds-barred battle with a rival student for the affections of a boy who moves into town.
Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd,
Aurora Bach Rodal
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.
An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected hockey cards, played street hockey with his friends, tried skating and ice hockey for the first time in his life, but was most fascinated with his local national league team, the Montréal Canadiens, and its star player, Henri Richard. He dreamed of growing up and working for the Canadiens franchise. But a more immediate goal was to get tickets to one of their games, using M. Richard and his banker father, Hervé, as possible conduits to that goal. He also remembers his school life from that year, with the arrival of pot smoking free thinking hippie Ron Richardson as the new English teacher, and dreading home room with strict Mlle. Chouinard, who he eventually learned too had a human side. But he learned that there may be a couple of things more important than hockey: family, and the opposite sex. Written by
Picture this. Quebec, 1966. A 12 year-old boy is content in the suburbs, playing street hockey, collecting hockey cards, and trying to find the great scheme that will bring him to the Montreal Forum to see the glorious Club de hockey Canadien and its star, Henri Richard, in action. Enter a series of events that force Martin to leave childhood (leggy brunettes, a pot-smoking English teacher, a dying favorite uncle). Based on a Quebecois novel, this coming-of-age story is better appreciated by those who are familiar with this period of the history of Quebec, but its themes (love, death and, yes, hockey) are universal.
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