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Far Beyond the Pasturelands

Far Beyond the Pasturelands (VOSTF)
Location
Fernand-Seguin screening room
Date
December 9th, 2022
Duration
84 min
Cycle
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et d'essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label New releases.

Far Beyond the Pasturelands
Directed by
Maude Plante-Husaruk, Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
Language
Original version with French subtitles
Origins
Quebec
Year
2021
Duration
84 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

In a remote himalayan region, the villagers of Maikot are preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillar-mushroom worth more than gold. Lalita, a young mother, had to let go of her dreams after getting married because of the social pressures of her community. As the whole village departs to the mountains, she joins the journey to the high-altitude pasturelands in hope of providing a better life for her family through the hazardous harvest of the rare mushroom. Set against the backdrop of stunning mountainous landscapes, the film presents an intimate and humane portrait of characters that put everything on the line for a chance to ascend to greener pastures. Will the harvest be good this year?

Far Beyond the Pasturelands

Maude Plante-Husaruk

Maude Plante-Husaruk is a Canadian documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on marginalized populations and inspiring humanistic stories of resilience and dignity, eager to show the common denominators that bring us together. Her first co-directed short film The Botanist has been screened at Hot Docs, TIFF Top Ten, AFI Docs and has won numerous awards including Best Short Film at RIDM (Montreal’s international Documentary Festival).

Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis is a Canadian composer and documentary filmmaker. His first co-directed short film The Botanist has been screened at Hot Docs, TIFF Top Ten, AFI Docs and has won numerous awards including Best Short Film at RIDM (Montreal’s international Documentary Festival).

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