Montreal Stories

1991 Canadian film
Montreal Stories
FrenchMontréal vu par...
Directed by
  • Denys Arcand
  • Michel Brault
  • Atom Egoyan
  • Jacques Leduc
  • Léa Pool
  • Patricia Rozema
Written by
  • Paule Baillargeon
  • Denys Arcand
  • Michel Brault
  • Atom Egoyan
  • Jacques Leduc
  • Léa Pool
  • Patricia Rozema
Produced by
  • Doris Girard
  • Michel Houle
  • Yves Rivard
  • Denise Robert
  • Peter Sussman
CinematographyFrancois Aubry
Éric Cayla
Paul Sarossy
Edited bySusan Shipton
Music byJean Corriveau
Michel F. Côté
Mychael Danna
Diane Labrosse
Yves Laferrière
Osvaldo Montes
Release date
Running time
125 minutes

Montreal Stories (French: Montréal vu par...), also titled Montreal Sextet in some releases, is a Canadian drama film, released in 1991 as an homage to the city of Montreal, Quebec on the occasion of its 350th anniversary.[1] Written and directed by Denys Arcand, Michel Brault, Atom Egoyan, Jacques Leduc, Léa Pool and Patricia Rozema, the film is an anthology of six short films, one by each of the credited directors.[1]


Actors appearing in the films include Denys Arcand, Philippe Ayoub, Paule Baillargeon, Michel Barrette, Claude Blanchard, Domini Blythe, Geneviève Brouillette, Maury Chaykin, Anne Dorval, Rémy Girard, Élise Guilbault, Yves Jacques, Arsinée Khanjian, Alexandrine Latendresse, Charlotte Laurier, Véronique Le Flaguais, Robert Lepage, Maria del Mar, Sheila McCarthy, Monique Mercure, Jean-Louis Millette, Guylaine St-Onge, Raoul Trujillo, Suzanne Champagne, John Gilbert and Guillermo Verdecchia.


  • "Desperanto" (Rozema) — A young housewife from Toronto (Sheila McCarthy) explores Montreal's nightlife.
  • "La Toile du temps" (Leduc) — The history of a painting of former Montreal mayor Jacques Viger.
  • "La Dernière partie" (Brault) — Madeleine (Hélène Loiselle) tries to tell Roger (Jean Mathieu) she wants a divorce after forty years of marriage.
  • "En passant" (Egoyan) — A visitor to a conference arrives at the airport.
  • "Rispondetemi" (Pool) — En route to the hospital in an ambulance after a car accident, Sarah (Anne Dorval) recalls her life.
  • "Vue d'ailleurs" (Arcand) — At a diplomatic reception, an older woman (Domini Blythe) reminisces about a love affair in Montreal in 1967.

See also

  • The Memories of Angels, a collage film about Montreal
  • Cosmos, a 1996 film which assigned the same premise to six young emerging directors


  1. ^ a b Montréal vu par ... Archived 2014-01-08 at the Wayback Machine at Toronto International Film Festival's Canadian Film Encyclopedia.

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