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    Aurore

    Poster of the movie Aurore
    Year2005
    Original lang.French
    CountryCanada
    Run time1h55m
    GenreDrama
    Directed byLuc Dionne
    Written byLuc Dionne
    CompanyAlliance VivafilmAlliance VivafilmAlliance Vivafilm
    38 reviews8.9
    13+

    Synopsis

    The year is 1909. In the village of Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville, Marie-Anne Caron, wife to Télésphore Gagnon, gives birth to their second daughter, Aurore. The child grows up in a loving and happy family, but in 1918 her mother dies of tuberculosis. Shortly after, Télésphore Gagnon decides to remarry, having fallen under the spell of his beautiful cousin, Marie-Anne Houde. Marie-Anne is not the devoted stepmother everyone takes her to be, however. Following the death of Aurore, a coroner's inquest reveals that the young girl had died of blood poisoning, brought on by the horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother. The sensational trial which followed these revelations had a profound and lasting impact on Quebec society. Aurore depicts an almost-forgotten period and social milieu of Quebec's history, finally giving voice to those who, at the time, knew what was going on but preferred to remain silent.

    Starring

    Marianne Fortier
    Serge Postigo
    Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc
    Yves Jacques
    Rémy Girard
    Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
    Michel Barrette
    Catherine Trudeau
    Ludivine Reding
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