Thursday, March 12 at 6pm

Canada

In French (with English subtitles)

Directed by Louise Archambault

Drama

127 minutes

Rated PG: sexual content; violence; coarse language

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Three elderly hermits live in the woods. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women.

As acclaimed director Louise Archambault's elegiac and charming And the Birds Rained Down opens, we meet three hermits living in cabins in the Quebec countryside, miles from civilization. Tom (Rémy Girard), Charlie (Gilbert Sicotte), and Ted (Kenneth Welsh) fled society years ago, and have eked out a back-to-the-land existence, selling pot to the closest locals with help from local hotelier Stephen (Éric Robidoux). While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women.

“LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT’S GENTLY PACED AND UNEXPECTEDLY DEEP NEW FILM HAS A KIND OF TENDERNESS YOU DON’T OFTEN EXPERIENCE IN THE MOVIES.”

- Janet Smith, Georgia Straight

“THIS ECO-FRIENDLY, ELEGANTLY DELIVERED TALE ABOUT THE SUNSET CHANGES IN THE LIVES OF A TRIO OF GRAYBEARDS LIVING IN THE WOODS IS ENGAGING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND ULTIMATELY MOVING”

- Jonathon Holland, Hollywood Reporter

“TOUCHING, HEARTBREAKING, AND DANGEROUSLY THOUGHT-PROVOKING, AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN WILL FORCE YOU TO RE-EXAMINE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF, THE WORLD AROUND YOU, AND THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE.”

- Anne T. Donahue, Globe and Mail

6pm AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN