Lepage au Soleil: At the Origins of Kanata (2019)

Lepage at the Soleil explores the origins of Kanata, a daring theatrical creation, swept away by a media scandal in the summer of 2018, before its premiere.


Hélène Choquette




Credited cast:
Robert Lepage ... Self
Ceejay Ceejay ... Self
Michel Nadeau Michel Nadeau ... Self
Corleigh Powderface Corleigh Powderface ... Self
Samir Abdul Jabbar Saed Samir Abdul Jabbar Saed ... Self
Maurice Durozier Maurice Durozier ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aref Bahunar Aref Bahunar ... Self
Duccio Bellugi-Vannuccini Duccio Bellugi-Vannuccini ... Self
Ludovic Bonnier Ludovic Bonnier ... Self
Saboor Dilawar Saboor Dilawar ... Self
Man Wai Fok Man Wai Fok ... Self
Camille Grandville Camille Grandville ... Self
Astrid Grant Astrid Grant ... Self
Dominique Jambert Dominique Jambert ... Self
Ariane Mnouchkine Ariane Mnouchkine ... Self


In the spring of 2016, for the first time in 54 years, Ariane Mnouchkine entrusts her troupe, the Théâtre du Soleil, to another director: Robert Lepage. He embarks on the creation of Kanata, a work that imagines the meeting of Europeans with First Nations people of Canada over a period of two centuries. After more than two years of work, the rumor of a show about First Nations people without their direct involvement sparks debates in the Canadian media, and soon in Europe and the United States. Its creators are accused of cultural appropriation, while no one has even seen the show. Lepage au Soleil: At the Origins of Kanata shows how, the 36 actors from 11 different countries, discover in their own stories an astonishing resonance with the stories of the people they are telling. Inspired by the cosmopolitanism of the troupe, Robert Lepage tries to get them to talk about their own stories through those of the Indigenous people of Canada. The documentary plunges into the heart of a ... Written by Filmoption International

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French | English

Release Date:

26 April 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Lepage at the Soleil See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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EMA Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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