L’Arracheuse de Temps

(The Time Harvester)

Comedy, Fantasy | Canada (Québec) | 2021 | 114 min | French (English Subtitles) | For 14 years of age and older
By Francis Leclerc
With: Guillaume Cyr, Céline Bonnier, Pier-Luc Funk, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, Marie-Ève Beauregard, Marc Messier, Geneviève Schmidt, Oscar Desgagnés, Sonia Cordeau, Jade Charbonneau, Michèle Deslauriers

In 1988, in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, an eleven years old boy is worried for his grandmother's life. Worn out by illness, the old storyteller tries to convince her grandson that the Death no longer exists. Her story will bring back to life the extraordinary people from the village in 1927 who, by using rocambolesque tricks, will eliminate the Death that threatens them. From now on, death will coincide with the birth of legends.

Film Reviews

The world of storytelling has allowed Francis Leclerc to mix suspense, humour and drama, and it results in absolutely delicious characters. Marc Messier becomes a clumsy barber; Geneviève Schmidt, the mother of 472 children and Pier-Luc Funk, a priest who speaks on the tip of his tongue.

– Archynewsy


According to Pier-Luc Funk, the director has successfully taken up the challenge [of making a fantastic film in Quebec] with flying colours. It’s the first time that I’ve seen something so powerful, that gives a feeling you might have when you watch a Tim Burton movie. To finally be able to do that here, I don't think it would have been possible 10 years ago, he told Catherine Richer, cultural critic on the show Le 15-18. 

– Radio Canada (translated from French)