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Ti-cul Tougas (French)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 11th, 2024
Duration
83 min
Cycle
Islands of perdition

Remote and mysterious, whether hostile or enticing, infernal microcosms or dreamed worlds, islands have long captivated the imaginations of filmmakers. By their very isolated nature, they often serve as metaphoric or literal settings of loss and introspection, inviting exploration and oblivion. Enclosed by water, they provide ideal backdrops for intimate dramas and intense adventures, their geography shaping the narrative. As many real-world islands face existential threats, we invite you to explore a few fictional isles where cinema has found its enchanting refuge along the shore.

Winner of the 1976 Prix L.-E.-Ouimet-Molson for Quebec's best film of the year

Little Tougas
Directed by
Jean-Guy Noël
Language
French
Actors
Claude Maher, Micheline Lanctôt, Suzanne Garceau, Gilbert Sicotte
Origins
Quebec
Year
1976
Duration
83 min
Genre
Comedy
Format
35 mm
Synopsis

Rémi "Ti-cul" Tougas takes refuge in the Magdalen Islands after embezzling a few dollars. He travels the roads to spend his idle days, and manages to convince his friends Martin, Odette and Gilberte to follow him in his wildest dream: the Islands are only a stopover, the ultimate destination is California.

Little Tougas

Jean-Guy Noël

Jean-Guy Noël is a Quebecois filmmaker and writer. He has directed 8 films throughout his career, including Little Tougas, for which he won the Prix L.-E.-Ouimet-Molson (now called the Prix Luc-Perreault-AQCC Award) in 1976.

Photo : Robert Binette | Collections de la Cinémathèque québécoise

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