Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »
In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One ... See full summary »
In a small convent school in rural Quebec, Mother Augustine provides a musical education to young women no matter their socio-economic background. However, with the looming changes brought ... See full summary »
The heroic struggle of Canadian Louise Arbour, Chief War Crimes Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, as she battles world politics and fierce ... See full summary »
People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter, to colleagues. Beneath the surface, she roils with passion for a lost love, ... See full summary »
Bernard Le Coq
In addition to declaring that Katharine's (Lynn Redgrave) head and heart line are hopelessly fused into one "simian line", eccentric palm reader/fortune-teller Arnita (Tyne Daly) makes a ... See full summary »
Harry Connick Jr.
A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies.
Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives.Written by
L'entomologiste québécois Georges Brossard fit l'objet de ce film basé sur un réel évènement lui étant arrivé en 1987 où le rôle de Georges est joué par William Hurt. Poussé par la Fondation Rêves d'enfants, Georges Brossard avait emmené avec lui le jeune garçon David Marenger en phase terminale (cancer du cervelet) dans la forêt tropicale du Mexique pour réaliser son rêve de trouver un morpho bleu. Dans la jungle, il prend le garçon sur ses épaules parce que celui-ci ne peut pas marcher. Mais le petit de 8 ans se remet à marcher pendant qu'ils sont là-bas, et finirent par trouver le papillon bleu. De retour au Québec, à la suite d'une batterie de test par les médecins, le garçon était miraculeusement guéri. Il y a une scène qu'ils n'ont jamais voulu mettre dans le film, c'est quand Georges a lancé son fauteuil roulant en bas d'une falaise, qui est tombé, s'est fracassé, une roue est partie toute seule dans les airs, et Georges s'était dit ''enfin libre''. See more »
For Charlotte-Xiao, Marie-Chun, Giulia, David and to all the children of the world: may their lives be always filled with hope and dreams. See more »
This film is about a 10 year old boy with a terminal brain tumor whose last wish is to catch a blue butterfly that lives in the forests of South and Central America. He and his mother convince a begrudgely naturalist/scientist/insect collector to let them tag along with him on one of his expeditions. They stay in a small village in the jungle, where not only do they encounter all sorts of wildlife, and learn about the culture of the indigenous people, but also learn about each others weaknesses and fears and relationships develop along with a bit of magic. I saw this movie on TV with my 8 year old son, I felt it had a lot of important things to teach him about humanity and nature: wildlife, disease, relationships, other cultures, other perceptions of reality, other lifestyles. It might be a bit corny for adults to watch on their own, but I felt its message was positive and profound for younger people. I also liked its slower pace, which was not boring because of all the beautiful scenery. My recommendation is rent it for your kids.
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