GOOD RIDDANCE (1980)
[LES BONS DÉBARRAS]
Repeatedly placed on lists of the top 10 Canadian films of all time, GOOD RIDDANCE took home eight Genies (Canada's equivalent to Oscars®) in 1981 and has come to be regarded as a classic of Québécois cinema. Michelle (Marie Tifo) is an overwhelmed working mother caring for her precocious, unstable 13-year-old daughter Manon (Charlotte Laurier, THE DAME IN COLOR) and mentally challenged brother Guy (Germain Houde). Jealous of her mother's suitors and angry at being left home to care for Guy, Manon sets off a course of events that will change the family forever. DIR Francis Mankiewicz; SCR Réjean Ducharme: PROD Marcia Couëlle, Claude Godbout. Canada, 1980, color, 120 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.
Restoration by Éléphant: The Memory of Quebec Cinema.