Quebec filmmaker Catherine Martin made her feature debut with this film about a 19th century woman struggling against oppressive Victorian social norms. 20-year-old Yvonne (Marie-Ève Bertrand) is a free spirit whose prudish, strict older sister Héleène (Guylaine Tremblay) struggles to contain her.
Helene intends to send her sister to a convent, and when Yvonne falls in love with the rakish Charles (David Boutin), Hélène concocts a scheme to keep them apart by arranging for him to marry her own teenage daughter. Unwilling to give up her passionate desires, Yvonne heads to the woods to find her own solution.
This finely crafted historical drama was awarded Best Feature by the Quebec Association of Film Critics in 2001.
Marie-Ève Bertrand, Guylaine Tremblay, Hélène Loiselle
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, History