29 October - 18:30 - Théâtre du cuivre


Chloé Leriche

Canada | V.O. atikamekw/French | ST French | 2023 | 103 min | DCP | color | Fiction

On June 26, 1977, a van carrying seven people ran aground in the Rivière du Milieu north of Saint-Michel-des-Saints. Two Quebecers escaped, but five young people from the Manawan community lost their lives. Produced in collaboration with the Conseil des Atikamekw de Manawan, Soleils Atikamekw is freely inspired by the dreams, impressions and memories of the relatives of the victims of this tragedy.

Director Chloé Leriche
Music Mélanie Bélair
Cinematographer Glauco Bermudez
Screenplay Chloé Leriche
Cast Mirotansa Chilton, Jacques Newashish, Wikwasa Newashish-Petiquay, Carl-David Ottawa, Oshim Ottawa
Production N-A
Distribution FunFilm Distribution Inc.


Chloé Leriche

Self-taught, Chloé Leriche has scripted, directed, edited and produced several films and videos since 2001, which have been presented at numerous festivals around the world. Since 2004, she has been working on the Wapikoni mobile project as a filmmaker trainer, encouraging First Nations youth to express themselves through documentary films. Avant les rues (Before the Streets), made with the help of the three Atikamekw communities, has been shown at some 30 international festivals, garnering ten awards and five mentions since its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2016. Soleils Atikamekw, Chloé Leriche's second film, is also the fruit of collaboration between the director and Quebec's Atikamekw communities.