Lepage au Soleil: At the Origins of Kanata - In theaters April 26th

Montréal, April 5th, 2019. EMA Films and Filmoption International are pleased to send out a reminder about the Quebec release of Lepage au Soleil: At the Origins of Kanata by Hélène Choquette on April 26th.


In the spring of 2016, for the first time in 54 years, Ariane Mnouchkine entrusts her troupe, the Théâtre du Soleil, to another director: Robert Lepage. He embarks on the creation of Kanata, a work that imagines the meeting of Europeans with First Nations people of Canada over a period of two centuries. Lepage au Soleil: At the Origins of Kanata shows how, the 36 actors from 11 different countries, discover in their own stories an astonishing resonance with the stories of the people they are telling. Inspired by the cosmopolitanism of the troupe, Robert Lepage tries to get them to talk about their own stories through those of the Indigenous people of Canada. The documentary plunges into the heart of a theatrical creation in search of universality, but turned upside down by a media scandal even before its premiere.


Lepage au Soleil: At the Origins of Kanata is produced by Anne-Marie Gélinas from EMAfilms. Hélène Choquette is the film’s director.  The cinematography was provided by Hélène Choquette, Yoan Cart and Philippe Lavalette. The sound recording is by Olivier Léger, editing is by Mélanie Chicoine and sound design is by Daniel Toussaint. The screenplay is co-written by Hélène Choquette and Sophie Mangado. The original music is a composition by Anthony Rozankovic.


The film was produced with the financial support of Telefilm Canada, the Rogers Fund, SODEC, the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, ARTV, RDI, the Quebec Tax Credit Program - SODEC and the Canada Tax Credit Program.


Filmoption International is distributing the film in Canada as well as worldwide. The film will be in theaters April 26th, 2019.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/filmoptionint/lepage

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Isabelle Legault