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Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down)

Director Louise Archambault
Year 2019
Run Time 127min
Genre Drama
In this gorgeous look at life lived off the grid, three elderly men living in isolation in rural Quebec find their quiet existence disrupted by a visitor looking to delve into their past.


Louise Archambault

Montreal-based Archambault achieved success with her short film Atomic Saké. Her first feature, Familia, won her the Canadian Screen Award for Best Debut Feature, and Gabrielle was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards. Archambault also directed the TV series Catastrophe and wrote and directed Il pleuvait des oiseaux, which premiered at TIFF 2019. She is currently completing her next two features, Irena’s Vow and Le temps d’un été. Next she will write and direct My Camino.


Louise Archambault, Jocelyne Saucier


Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard, Kenneth Welsh, Ève Landry


Ginette Petit




Female Filmmaker, Literary Adaptation, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

MK2 Mile End/Criterion