festival program / Knight Marimbas Award

And the Birds Rained Down


In the wild and beautiful Quebec country side, three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. Tom (Rémy Girard), Charlie (Gilbert Sicotte), and Ted (Kenneth Welsh) fled from civilization years ago, surviving by selling pot to nearby locals. But wildfires threatening the region and the arrival of two women are about to shake their quiet existence. One is a luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and the other a young photographer seeking the answers to a mystery at the heart of her latest art project.

Masterfully directed by Louise Archambault, one of Canada's most acclaimed directors, And the Birds Rained Down is an ode to the one thing that we all want more of: time.

This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by theConsulate General of Canada in Miami, Telefilm Canada and TV5MONDE USA.

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SilverSpot Cinema 12

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Director Bio

Louise Archambault is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. Her feature films Familia (05) and Gabrielle (14) were official selections of Miami Film Festival. And the Birds Rained Down, her latest feature film, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Louise Archambault
  • Producer(s)
    Ginette Petit
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Louise Archambault, Jocelyne Saucier
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Mathieu Laverdière
  • Composer
    Andréa Bélanger, David Ratté
  • Cast
    Rémy Girard, Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Eve Landry, Eric Robidoux, Kenneth Welsh

Film Info

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  • Category
  • Original Title
    Il pleuvait des oiseaux
  • Country
  • Run-Time
    126 min
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