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Call Number: PN1997 .D495 1998 In English & French
A champion mountain bike racer named Laurie hesitates at the start gate, and the two seconds lost cost her the race--and her place on the team. Forced into retirement, she is delighted to discover a job as a bike messenger. By chance, she meets Lorenzo, an Italian bike shop owner and former champion himself. Their mutual love and appreciation of cycling draw them together in spite of initial clashes.
Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Call Number: PN1997 .B657 2006 In French & English
A policeman from Toronto, who speaks English, finds himself partnered with a policeman from Quebec, who speaks French. They are forced to work together on an investigation whose geographic jurisdiction is as mysterious as the motive of the crime. They must resolve their personal differences before they threaten the investigation.
C'est pas moi, je le jure!
Call Number: PQ3919.2.H375 C4 2014
Leon is not like most ten-year-olds. This boy with an overly fertile imagination is a hellion, a consummate liar, and thief well versed in breaking and entering his neighbors' homes and running away from his own. When his mom decides to pack up and leave for Greece in the summer of 1968, Leon does so much to keep her there.
Cafe de flore
Call Number: PN1997 .C338 2012
Two narratives weave together in a meditation on love. Set decades apart in Paris and in Montreal, the two stories share subtle yet profound links through their characters--a mother and son, and a divorced couple.
Call Number: PN1997 .C945 2011
Jean-Francois Sauvageau lives in a remote suburb with his 12-year-old daughter, Julyvonne. One day, Julyvonne goes out for a long walk and discovers a place in the countryside that she's never seen before. At the edge of the forest, she discovers something horrific, but is more intrigued by it then horrified. She goes home, but doesn't mention it to her father. One evening, on his way home, Jean-Francois hears a heavy thudding sound, and he, too, encounters the horror.
Des chiens dans la neige
Call Number: PN1997 .C453 2004
Antoine has been cuckolding Lucie for years. A violent argument results in Antoine's death. After lying about his whereabouts, Lucie discovers that he had a secret life involving gangsters, money laundering and violence. Followed, threatened and badgered by the gangsters, Lucie becomes trapped by her deceit. The body of Antoine disappears, other corpses appear, and, very quickly, the money becomes only the pretext of an alarming turn of events, in which Lucie learns how to lie, to live, and perhaps also to like. Wolves in the Snow is an intense drama set against the backdrop of Montreal.
Call Number: PN1997 .F354 2006
Michele, a divorced aerobics instructor, loses her job and seeks refuge with a childhood friend, Janine, who lives in a seemingly comfortable suburban neighborhood. Michele's rebellious teenage daughter, Marguerite, and Janine's shy and reserved daughter, Gabrielle, become friends, leading to unforeseen tensions that force both generations to reassess their values.
Félix et Meira
Call Number: PQ3919.3.L34 F4 2015 In English, French, Yiddish
An unconventional love story between two people living vastly different lives. Meira ... a young Hasidic wife and mother unhappy in her life, and Félix ... a man lost in mourning the recent death of his father, unexpectedly meet in Montreal's Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two find comfort and freedom in one another.
Call Number: PN1997 .G32 2014
Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious 'joie de vivre' and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation center where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are 'different,' their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepares for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must still confront other people's prejudices as well as her own limitations in the hope of experiencing a love far from the 'ordinary.
Call Number: PN1997 .G4672 2019
Three teenagers encounter the turmoils of love and youth ... . While the charismatic Guillaume ... wrestles with his sexual identity at boarding school, his older half sister Charlotte ... navigates an adult world filled with casual cruelty. Separately, Félix ... meets his first girlfriend while away at summer camp. At a time when others are conforming, these three individuals stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free.
Call Number: PQ3919.2.M665 I5 2011
After the death of their mother, a set of twins, Jeanne and Simon Marwan, make a life-altering discovery. The pair travels to the Middle East on a mission to uncover the truth about the father they thought was dead who is still very much alive and the brother they never knew existed. Along the way and with the help of a notary, they will piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman.
Jesus de Montreal
Call Number: PN1997 .J48 2004
A Montreal shrine seeks to inspire its congregants by modernizing its staging of the Passion play. A promising cast of vibrant young actors are signed on, one fresh from perfume commercials, another from the pornographic film industry, and another who had an affair with the basilica's priest, quickly drive the production on to become a smash hit. But as the play enjoys the success, the actors become more and more challenged to separate their real lives from their lives onstage.
Call Number: PN1997 .A985 2014
Two estranged brothers must care for their father, who has Alzheimer's disease, while also dealing with sibling rivalry. The older brother, a fearless war journalist, is having as much trouble with his significant other, just as the younger, more responsible brother is also struggling with his significant other.
Call Number: PN1997 .L37998 2013
Laurence, a French-Canadian teacher and new author, tells his girlfriend Frédérique that he wants to become a woman. In spite of the odds, they confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the counsel of their families, and brave the phobias of the society they offend. For ten years, they try to live through this transition and embark on an epic journey which, unbeknownst to them, may cost Fred and Laurence their love.
Call Number: PN1997 .D458 2014
Gaby, a man of few words, has a farm where he raises lambs, but he doesn't have any sons, just the two daughters he has raised like princesses, who live far away in the big city. One day, the older daughter asks for money to save her house, which she fears will be lost in the midst of an impending separation. Gaby has an extreme sense of paternal duty and he decides to help his little girl by selling the farm. He sells everything and moves into a small apartment in the village down the road.
Les Invasions Barbares
Call Number: PN1997 .I586 2004
It's not easy for a narrow-minded professor to reconcile with his equally stubborn son. But soon, father and son find themselves gathering with their wide and colorful circle of family and friends to confront their differences, confess their secrets, and celebrate life.
Le Vent du Wyoming
Call Number: PN1997 .V435 2005
Lea is dumped by her boxer boyfriend on her 18th birthday. She's unsure who to turn to for support. Her mother has run off with her sweetheart and her obese sister is busy obsessing over a celebrated author, so Lea hires a hypnotist to help.
Call Number: PN1997.M338 2001
A fish tells the story of 25-year-old Bibiane Champagne who accidentally hits a man while driving one fateful rainy summer night. The 53-year-old victim is a fishmonger who is left on the highway and returns home to slowly die. Plagued by guilt and in order to erase all clues, Bibiane sinks her car into the river. Surviving the ordeal, she is given a second chance as she emerges from the water and must finally come to terms with her life.
Call Number: PN1997 .M3745 2012
On a dairy farm in rural Quebec, Marie and Jean Santerre expect their son Simon, age seventeen, to help with the chores. His half-hearted efforts annoy his father, while his mother is still resentful about the fact that his younger brother died under his supervision two years earlier. When another accident causes his father's death, Simon and his mother must learn to forgive.
Mille neuf cent quatre vingt un
Call Number: PN1997 .M545 2010
When his family moves into their new home, young Ricardo Trogi feels different from his classmates. He creates a new reality to avoid being discovered for what he really is. But when reality finally catches up with him, Ricardo is forced to come to terms with his true self.
Mon Oncle Antoine
Call Number: PN1997 .M652 2008
Claude Jutra's portrait of a boy's coming of age in wintry 1940s rural Quebec is delicate, naturalistic, and tinged with a striking mix of nostalgia and menace. Mon oncle Antoine follows Benoit, as he first encounters the twin terrors of sex and death, and his fellow villagers, who are living under the thumb of the local asbestos mine owner. Set during one ominous Christmas, Mon oncle Antoine is a holiday film unlike any other, and an authentically detailed illustration of childhood's twilight.
Call Number: PQ3919.3.C485 M6 2011
While going through his own personal tragedy, Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, is hired as a substitute in an elementary school after the abrupt death of a teacher. With great sensitivity and humour, 'Monsieur Lazhar' depicts the encounter of two distant worlds: that of an immigrant and a group of shaken but endearing kids who, together, will transcend their losses.
Pour L'Amour de Dieu
Call Number: PN1997 .P6955 2011
Montreal, 1959. In the classroom of Sister Cecilia, Leonie (aged 11) first met Father Malachy, a young Dominican father who has come to visit his school. It is love at first sight for this lonely and dreamy child who took refuge in religion to escape a mother who is emotional and too worried. But there is also love at first sight between Sister Cecilia and Father Malachy.
Call Number: PN1997 .Q43 2003
A road movie set on the two-hour voyage between Quebec City and Montreal on Hwy 20. Four cars of passengers discuss love, sex, and relationships in an honest and open way.
Call Number: PN1997 .R659 2012
An intimate portrait of a shy young Montrealer looking for love. His ambitions are thwarted by a slight handicap. Under a false identity, he begins a relationship with a woman on the internet. His lies slowly catch up with him.
Call Number: PN1997.S734 2000 In English, Dubbed in French
Follow the story of newfound supermodel Tina Menzhal as seen through the eyes of the hordes of television cameras who follow her every move as she catapults from ordinary small-town life to celebrity status. Tina becomes the focus of top fashion photographer Bruce Taylor, who invades and occasionally saves her life with his documentary camera. She is also taken under the wing of New York super-agent Renny Ohayon, who molds her into a marketable commodity. Every move and everyone connected to this super-model sensation is placed under the ever watchful eye of the media; especially Tina's romances with power-hungry restaurateur Barry Levine and marriage to UN ambassador Blaine de Castillon."
Tom à la ferme
Call Number: PQ3919.2.B5855 T6 2014
In this psychological thriller, Tom, a young advertising copywriter, travels to the countryside for the funeral of his boyfriend Guillaume where, he is shocked to learn, no one knows who he is nor the nature of his relationship with the deceased. When Francis, Guillaume's elder brother, imposes the rules of a twisted game to protect his grieving mother and family honor, Tom now has to play the peacekeeper in a toxic household whose obscure past bodes even greater darkness for his "trip" to the farm.
Tout ce que tu possèdes
Call Number: PN1997 .T6794 2013
Pierre Leduc is a man who no longer expects anything of life. In his late 30s, he is an Eastern European literature professor at a Quebec university. Resigned to solitude, he takes solace in translating the works of Polish poet Edward Stachura. His father, dying of cancer, leaves Pierre the fortune he obtained questionably, but Pierre does not want the ill-gotten money. One day, Pierre encounters a woman he abandoned thirteen years before, and learns he has a daughter. Reluctant at first, he eventually admits paternity and seeks out a relationship with his daughter.