On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los ... See full summary »
Harry Bromley Davenport
Stuck in the abyss of the foster care system, Zoe's life finally begins to move forward until unexpectedly what she holds dearest is taken away from her yet again and she is left to pick up the pieces of her tender heart.
In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the ... See full summary »
Aurore, separated from her husband, has just lost her job and been told that she is going to be a grandmother. She is slowly being pushed to the outskirts of society, but when she ... See full summary »
Thibault de Montalembert,
Forty-year old Louis is a loud-mouthed repo-man who has nurtured a lifelong dream of becoming a successful actor. Fortunately for Louis his cousin is a casting agent, and he soon learns ... See full summary »
The year is 1909. In the village of Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville, Marie-Anne Caron, wife to Télésphore Gagnon, gives birth to their second daughter, Aurore. The child grows up in a loving and happy family, but in 1918 her mother dies of tuberculosis. Shortly after, Télésphore Gagnon decides to remarry, having fallen under the spell of his beautiful cousin, Marie-Anne Houde. Marie-Anne is not the devoted stepmother everyone takes her to be, however. Following the death of Aurore, a coroner's inquest reveals that the young girl had died of blood poisoning, brought on by the horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother. The sensational trial which followed these revelations had a profound and lasting impact on Québec society. Aurore depicts an almost-forgotten period and social milieu of Québec's history, finally giving voice to those who, at the time, knew what was going on but preferred to remain silent.Written by
I grew up in Quebec having heard about "Aurore. I never knew the details of what happened to her but when I cried after my mom beat me, she'd tell me to stop my crocodile tears and that her treatment of me was nowhere near as bad. I just saw the movie. Like others, no doubt, I wanted to climb into the movie and beat the crap out of the step-mother. It also made me so angry at the Church, and had to remind myself that it was not the institution, but rather the individual priest. In any event, this movie reminds us all that where there is abuse of any sort, we are responsible and cannot afford to walk away saying it's none of my business.
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