Bittersweet Memories
Filmfest 2006

Alys Robi was our first great international star, but today she’s almost as (in)famous for her stays in mental institutions. Hence, the film opens in 1952 as she’s about to get lobotomized, then it flashes back to the standout moments in her personal and professional life. We see her sing around Québec City at 5, running away at 13 to perform in Montréal with la Poune, then keep growing in popularity until she’s singing in London, through South America and even in Hollywood.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Pascale Bussières, Michel Barrette, Serge Postigo


Director: Denise Filiatrault