Fathers to honor

Les pères à l’honneur

Father’s heroic at papa hen passing by the absent father, who ends up reconnecting with his children, the father figure has always occupied an important place in the history of cinema. To celebrate father’s day, here are seven movies, here and elsewhere, featuring the characters of fathers endearing, funny, or unique.

The feast of the Fathers

This comedy hollywood made in 1997 by the Montreal-Ivan Reitman (SOS Ghosts, A cop to the tongue) puts the spotlight on a woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who asks two of his ex-lovers (played by Robin Williams and Billy Crystal) to find her son by pretending to each of them that he is the father. If this plot seems familiar, it is because father’s day is a remake of the French comedy cronies, starring Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu.

Available in video-on-demand (Illico, iTunes) and presented tomorrow at 14: 40 to Cinépop.

Madame-Oriented

Featuring a Robin Williams at the peak of his art, this family comedy by Chris Columbus (Mom I missed the plane) recounts the adventures of a divorced father who, after having lost custody of his children, disguises himself as a woman to get hired as a nanny by his ex-wife.

Available in video-on-demand (Illico, iTunes)

Gaz Bar Blues

Filmmaker Louis Bélanger, rendered a beautiful tribute to his father in this beautiful drama autobiographical that tells the story of an owner of a service station of Quebec is struggling to manage his relationship with his son. Serge Thériault has been crowned best actor at the Gala des Jutra award in 2004 for her portrayal of the widowed father suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Available in video-on-demand (iTunes)

The descendants

In this bitter-sweet comedy by the american filmmaker Alexander Payne (Election, Nebraska), George Clooney slips into the skin of the father of a family of nowhere that tries to be closer to his two daughters after his wife has been the victim of a serious boating accident. Actress Shailene Woodley, who was 17 years old at the time of filming, has been revealed in this film that received the Oscar for the best adapted screenplay in 2012.

Available in video-on-demand (iTunes, YouTube)

Father cop 1 and 2

Michel Côté and Louis-José Houde form a duo irresistible in these two comedies police Émile Gaudreault, who have enjoyed much success at the box office during their theatrical release, in 2009 and in 2017. Louis-José Houde portrays a young police officer a bit awkward trying somehow to impress her father (Michel Côté), a star of the police.

Available on video on demand (Illico, iTunes)

Indiana Jones and the last crusade

Relations father-son are at the heart of the plot of this third installment of the popular saga of Indiana Jones , which was directed by Steven Spielberg in 1989. In this adventure movie fantastic to drop down to the dawn of the Second world War, the famous archaeologist camped by Harrison Ford embarks on the trail of the Holy Grail in the company of his father (Sean Connery) who has devoted his whole life to study this mythical object.

Available in video-on-demand (Club Illico, Illico, Netflix, iTunes)

Starbuck

The theme of fatherhood has often been approached in the movies, but never in the way the director Ken Scott has dared to do in this hit comedy of 2011. Patrick Huard plays an eternal teenager of 42 years discovers he is the sire of 533 children. Starbuck was the subject of a remake american directed by Scott himself (anonymous Donor), but also a French version titled Fonzy.

Available in video-on-demand (Illico, Club Illico, Netflix, iTunes)

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