Tribeca Film Festival 2023
Micheline Bernard, Ariane Castellanos, Nelson Coronado, Ève Duranceau, Marc-André Grondin, Luis Oliva
Gabriel Brault Tardif
Le Foyer Films
Still reeling from a recent break up, Ariane (Ariane Castellanos) is close to losing her condo if can't keep up with her mortgage payments. Jumping on the first opportunity she is offered by a friend, she finds herself working for Stéphane (Marc-André Grondin, LES AFFAMÉS, C.R.A.Z.Y.), insensitive and rigid both as a man and an employer. Within her functions as an interpreter for the plant’s seasonal Guatemalan workers, Ariane has little to no influence over what befalls them, and must bear witness to their horrible treatment. Despite herself, she bonds with the men over their shared heritage, and she will have to face the limits of what she is willing to do in the name of justice.
A stunning first feature from Quebec filmmaker Pier-Philippe Chevigny, RICHELIEU has already received international acclaim following its premieres at Tribeca and Karlovy Vary. A real masterpiece which could not have been a timelier reflection of our current social climate, and which forces us to confront a reality of our society and capitalist structure that most people would choose to ignore. Chevigny offers a window into a pernicious form of modern slavery that we imagine could only happen in the farthest reaches of the world, but which does in fact happen right here. RICHELIEU is a gut-wrenching tour de force that will remain with you long after the credits roll. – Tania Morissette
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