Le Martien de Noël

Directed by Bernard Gosselin

Sun December 19, 2021
2:00 PM
Credits  

Director

Bernard Gosselin

Cast

Marcel Sabourin, Catherine Leduc, François Gosselin, Paul Berval, Yvan Canuel

contact

Éléphant, mémoire du cinéma

Quebec 1971 66 mins OV French
Genre ComedyFamilyScience-Fiction

While a small Quebec village prepares for the holidays, citizens witness unexplainable phenomena. Katou and François, two children on school break, explore the surrounding forest in search of the perfect pine tree. Somewhat by chance, they discover a UFO and meet a funny, colourful alien (Marcel Sabourin) who, like them, loves to play and discover. The children help the Martian to repair his saucer, but first he has to face the anger of the villagers. Bernard Gosselin's film is one of the first locally produced genre films and one of the first Quebec films produced by Telefilm Canada. This family comedy is the "forerunner" of TALES FOR ALL, which Rock Demers produced a few years later. LE MARTIEN DE NOËL is a playful ride that combines all the madness and imagination of the children's series produced by Radio-Canada in the 1960s.

Showings

Sun December 19, 2021
2:00 PM