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MARIA

Dramedy |Canada (Québec) | 2021 | 90 min | French
(English subtitles)
Director: Alec Pronovost
With:  Alice Pascual, Florence Longpré, Isabel dos Santos, Louka Amadeo Bélanger-Leos, Arnaud Lemaire, Korine Côté, Rosalie Moreau, Liam Audet, Pascal Cameron, Laurent Lemaire, Isabella Villalba, Louis-Olivier Maufette, Christine Morency, Daphnée Côté-Hallé

Maria has no job, no money and no ambition, but she promises her dying mother that she will do something with her life before she passes away. She decided to try her luck as a substitute teacher in a high school. Although she had no experience in the field, she quickly enjoyed teaching young people, even though the reality of the school system was not always rosy. This new job will teach her a lot about herself and help her become a better woman, friend and daughter.

Film Reviews:

Maria is a good first film by Mariana Mazza.

 – Allociné (translated from French)

 

Maria may not be a masterpiece, but it is a human proposal, without artifice, that leaves us with a smile on our lips and a glimmer of hope.

 – La Presse (translated from French)

 

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