Hochelaga, Land of Souls

Historical Drama
Run Times:
100 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Vincent Perez, Samian, Naiade Aoun, Raoul Max Trujillo, George Wahiakéron
François Girard
Plot Summary

A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Centuries of history are revealed beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny begins investigating, and he will discover the multitude of generations who have occupied this land, each with buried secrets. Baptiste then sets out to find what he has spent his career searching for: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535. HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS explores 750 years of history in one single spot where the souls of all centuries and all cultures come together.

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2017

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2017

Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada, October 2017

AFI Fest, USA, November 2017

Camerimage Film Festival – International Film Festival of the Art of
Cinematography, Poland, November 2017

Whistler Film Festival, Canada, November 2017
*Winner – Honourable mention for Best Cinematography in a Canadian film

Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2018

Portland International Film Festival, USA, February 2018

Journées du film francophone, Hungary, February 2018