Between Québec's National Day and the Canada Day, I made a Top 10 of my favourites Québécois movies.
I think al these are available in english or at least with subtitles.
I post it, if there are some cinephiles and francophiles in this place...
10 movies to understand Québec and its history... to understand how french is still spoken in America, etc.
1-15 février 1839, de Pierre Falardeau (2001)
Not renouncing his political cinema, Pierre Falardeau, with 15 February 1839, gives a historically accurate film on the revolt of the patriots, carried by Luc Picard.
2-Séraphin : un homme et son péché, de Charles Binamé (2002)
The novel 'Un homme et son péché' by Claude-Henri Grignon, published in 1933, has been immortalized through numerous adaptations to radio, theatre, television, cinema and even comics. The stories of the avaricious Séraphin and poor Donalda pay tribute to the traditional French-Canadian society of the late 19th century, its rurality, its culture and its language.
3-Les Plouffe, de Gilles Carle (1981)
Quebec during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Monument to Québec culture.
4-Maurice Richard, de Charles Binamé (2005)
The film traces the story of the great Québec hockey player, Maurice Richard, and includes the riots that took place in Montreal in 1955, in response to the sanction he received.
5-La Passion d'Augustine, de Léa Pool (2015)
An incursion into the history of education in Québec – in the midst of the Quiet Revolution (circa 1963) – into a harmonious religious community, all dedicated to the teaching of classical music.
6-Les ordres, de Michel Brault (1974)
Historical drama on the October crisis (1970). Brault wins the prize for best director in Cannes.
7-Le confort et l’indifférence, de Denys Arcand (1981)
Québec political satire shot the day after the 1980 referendum.
8-Elvis Gratton : le King des Kings, de Pierre Falardeau (1985)
Post-referendum satire, continuation and end... For Falardeau’s merciless look at Québec.
9-C.R.A.Z.Y., de Jean-Marc Vallée (2005)
Another story, another angle too! The transition to adulthood of a young Montréal homosexual in the 1970s.
10-Le déclin de l’empire américain, de Denys Arcand (1986)
"The Decline of The American Empire". How to end this Top 10 differently?