Familia (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Familia (film).jpg
Directed by Louise Archambault
Produced by Luc Déry
Kim McCraw
Written by Louise Archambault
Starring Sylvie Moreau
Mylène St. Sauveur
Macha Grenon
Music by Ramachandra Borcar
Cinematography André Turpin
Edited by Sophie Leblond
Release date
  • 9 September 2005 (2005-09-09)
Running time
102 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Familia is a 2005 French-language Canadian drama film. It was directed and written by Louise Archambault.


The story revolves around two main characters: Michèle (Moreau, also known as "Charlotte Rocks her Socks"), a free-spirited aerobics instructor with a penchant for gambling, and Janine (Grenon), a suburban housewife and home decorator with a cheating husband. The lives of these two longtime friends intersect when Michele goes to live with Janine to escape an abusive boyfriend. Tensions abound as Michele's daughter Marguerite (St. Sauveur) introduces Janine's daughter Gabrielle (Gosselin) to a world of boys, drugs, and alcohol. Meanwhile, Michele can't quite kick her gambling addiction - no matter how many people she seems to hurt and deceive. Things come to a head when Janine confronts her adulterous husband and Marguerite discovers she's pregnant.



Archambault won the 2005 Claude Jutra Award for the best feature film by a first-time film director in Canada.

External links[edit]