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Watch: ''Le Goût d'un Pays'' Examines Maple Syrup and Poetry in Québec

Join Arts Midwest and partners for a free screening of Le Goût d’un Pays (The Essence of a Country), a documentary featuring two Quebecois poets who meet to make maple-syrup, presented as part of the 2021 Great Northern Festival.

Film Available January 28 — February 7, 2021.

Sign up below to receive your free access code to view the film as well as admission to an exclusive Q&A with the director on February 2nd.


Screenshot from Le Goût d’un Pays

About Le Goût d’un Pays

Le Goût d’un Pays (The Essence of a Country) is a meeting between Gilles Vigneault and Fred Pellerin during maple syrup season. It is a choral documentary that tells about Québec through one of its most emblematic rituals. It is a hymn to maple syrup and to the people who produce it. In the clear and inspiring light of spring, a drop of sap pearls on the point of the blowpipe. The two poets pick it up and spin the metaphors. The maple syrup making traditions takes the form of vibrant pictures. The richness of the words and the power of simple gestures reveal the beauty and fragility of Québec’s culture.

Presented by Arts Midwest in partnership with Alliance Française MSP, Québec Government Office in Chicago, MSP Film Festival, and The Great Northern.



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Screenshot from Le Goût d’un Pays