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Benoit Pilon

Canada | V.O. French | 2020 | 125 min | color | Fiction | North America Premiere

Eastern Quebec, end of the 1940s. Vinland is the story of an outstanding professor, idolized by his students while angering his congregation. Frère Jean, a charismatic progressist, dreams of heightening his students' motivation and to avoid that Emile drops-out of school. He leads an archeological expedition to prove this theory about the Vikings ever landing on the coast of the St-Laurent.

Director Benoit Pilon
Music Guido Del Fabbro, Pierre Lapointe
Cinematographer François Gamache
Screenplay Normand Bergeron, Benoit Pilon, Marc Robitaille
Cast Émilie Bibeau, Fabien Cloutier, Rémy Girard, Xavier Huard, François Papineau, Sébastien Ricard, Arnaud Vachon
Distribution LES FILMS OPALE


Benoit Pilon

Benoit Pilon is an engaged Quebec director in the cinema wold. He was discovered with his documentaries Rosaire et la petite nation (1997) and Roger Toupin, épicier variété (2003), awarded in Quebec and internationnaly. On television, he directed among other, Réseaux (1998-1999),Trois sœurs en deux temps (2003) and Des nouvelles du Nord (2007). His first fiction feature film, Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (2008), was granted about twenty international prizes and then selected for the Oscar for Best Film in Foreign Language. Then, he directed Décharge (2011), Iqaluit (2016) and Le club Vinland (2020).