First Clips from Louise Archambault's 'And the Birds Rained Down'

Sorry for being MIA lately! We're kicking into production on the Fall issue of POV so I've been a bit busy. Part of the fun has been shaking down potential Canadian docs to cover...and while I can't say much about that, 2019 looks to be an improvement for Canadian dramas. One standout so far promises to be Louise Archambault's adaptation of Jocelyne Saucier's acclaimed novel And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux). The film stars Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard, Ève Landry, Éric Robidoux, and Louise Portal in this slice of life drama from the director of Gabrielle. (The novel gained popularity when it appeared in CBC's 2015 Canada Reads contest, defended by Martha Wainwright, where it lost to Kim Thúy's Ru, defended by TIFF's Cameron Bailey.)

And the Birds Rained Down hits theatres September 13, so it might be one to keep on the radar as a possible contender for Archambault to rep Canada in the Oscar race once again. The first clip has just been released and looks very promising: