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


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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMA Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Edited from Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (2014) See more »

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