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La femme de l’hôtel (A Woman in Transit)

Director Léa Pool
Year 1984
Run Time 89min
Genre Drama
Andrea Richler (Baillargeon) is a well-known director who returns to her hometown of Montreal to film a big-budget musical. At her hotel, she has an unsettling encounter with an elderly woman (Marleau). This encounter is forgotten until later, when we begin to realize that the events in this mysterious stranger’s life are somehow mirroring the fictional events of Andrea’s film.

Truth may indeed be stranger than fiction in this intriguing drama by one of Canada’s best female filmmakers. Winner of two Genies and the Toronto International Film Festival’s Best Canadian Feature Film award, this intimate and emotional film is sure to captivate.


Léa Pool

Pool has earned three Genie Award nominations for Best Direction. Her films include Emporte Moi, Mouvements du désir, Lost and Delirious, La dernière fugue and the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. Her recent films include the doc Double Sentence and the features La passion d'Augustine and Et au pire, on se mariera.


Michel Langlois, Léa Pool, Robert Gurick


Paule Baillargeon, Serge Dupire, Louise Marleau, Marthe Turgeon, Gilles Renaud


Bernadette Payeur




Arts and Culture, Classics, Female Filmmaker

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Films du 3 Mars