My Friend Max

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My Friend Max
Directed by Michel Brault
Written by Michel Brault
Starring Geneviève Bujold
Release date
  • 28 September 1994 (1994-09-28) (France)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

My Friend Max (French: Mon amie Max) is a 1994 Canadian drama film, written by Guy Fournier and Jefferson Lewis, directed by Michel Brault. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]


The film is set in contemporary Quebec City, Quebec.[2]

Catherine (Marthe Keller), a concert pianist, is surprised one night by the arrival of her childhood friend Max (Geneviève Bujold), whom she hasn't seen for 25 years.

Catherine and Max were students together at the Music Conservatory in Quebec City, and were the most promising pianists. While still in her teens, the adventurous Max gets pregnant. She wants to keep the child, but her domineering mother forces her to give him up for adoption. The rebellious Max then leaves Quebec and the music world.

Now, years later, she returns, obsessed with finding her son. With the help of Catherine, she locates the adoption records and social workers contact her son to ask if he wants to see her. He refuses, but she keeps trying until they are reunited.


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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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