The Novena
Filmfest 2006

Jeanne is a doctor. She feels responsible for the death of a patient and her baby, killed by a violent husband. Desperate, she leaves Montreal and drives through the night. At dawn, she stops near the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré sanctuary. She wants to jump from the village pier into the river, but she is stopped by a young man who has come to pray for his dying grandmother. Something about François touches Jeanne – but not his faith, which repels her. Still, she is sensitive to the mysterious young man’s simplicity. François convinces Jeanne to come to his village to care for his grandmother ...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Élise Guilbault, Patrick Drolet, Denise Gagnon


Director: Bernard Émond