UNDER THE MILKY WAY AND SOLARIS PRESENTS
THE PASSION OF AUGUSTINE
DIRECTED BY: Léa Pool
STARRING: Céline Bonnier , Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Gilbert Sicotte, Marie Tifo and Andrée Lachapelle.
Opening on VOD Nationwide on Tuesday, August 15 on all major platforms including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Vudu, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Vimeo, and various other cable operators.
THE PASSION OF AUGUSTINE stars Céline Bonnier as Mother Augustine, a Roman Catholic nun who teaches music in a convent school in rural Quebec in the 1960s and who is fighting to preserve her school against the backdrop of the social changes wrought by Vatican II and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution.
When her talented but rebellious niece joins the convent, and when the government threatens to shut down the school in favour of public education, her world is suddenly turned upside down. She and her fellow nuns are forced to confront the waves of modernity, and Mother Augustine herself must search her soul for a new calling. Can she accept her past in order to move forward? Or will she perish with tradition?
THE PASSION OF AUGUSTINE garnered two Canadian Screen Awards at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards in 2016, for Best Actress (Céline Bonnier) and Best Original Score (François Dompierre). For the 18th Quebec Cinema Awards (formerly known as the Prix Jutra), the film won 6, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress, Céline Bonnier.
SOLARIS is a project supported by Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund as part of their multi- platform “discoverability” initiatives to promote English and French language Canadian movies featuring the country’s brightest stars. In partnership with distributors, Under The Milky Way is internationally releasing some of the best Canadian films in a minimum of six languages on multiple digital platforms over the world including iTunes.
DRAMA ,103 Minutes, Canada, In French With English Subtitles