La belle visite (Journey's End)

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  80 min.
Release Date: March 18, 2010 (limited)

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In the far reaches of the Quebec countryside, between a road and a headland that plunges into the sea, an abandoned motel has been converted into a retirement home. In this former travelers' retreat, time seems to have ground to a halt. La Belle Visite is an elegiac exploration of old age, set in a place at once physical and allegorical. Set against the backdrop of the rolling sea and changing seasons, the film takes us inside this microcosm, slowly revealing the workings of a self-contained world. By sharing in the lives of two dozen seniors over the course of five seasons, the viewer is drawn into the pace of old age; rather than providing answers, the film elicits reflection.

Director: Jean-François Caissy
Studio: Les Films de L'Autre
Producer(s): Jean-François Caissy
Screenplay: Jean-François Caissy
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