Novels from here brought to the screen

Local novels brought to the screen< /p> UPDATE DAY

In Quebec, the arrival of the Diver at the cinema this week makes you want to do some great reading before seeing these literary characters come to life on the small and big screen. Here are six novels that will or have gone from words to pictures in the last five years. 

Manuel de la vie sauvage, by Jean-Philippe Barrel Guérard (2022)

There was the theatrical adaptation, and then readers eagerly awaited the television one. The series based on the novel by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard tells the story of Kevin Bédard (Antoine Pillon), a young entrepreneur who founds a company to communicate with deceased relatives from their digital traces. With Catherine Brunet, Virginie Ranger-Beauregard and Louis Morissette. 

► The series airs Wednesdays, 8 p.m., on Séries Plus. 

Maria Chapdelaine (2021)

This is the most recent adaptation of the novel Maria Chapdelainewritten by French writer Louis Hémon who died in Canada in 1913. Directed by Sébastien Pilote and shot in the Lac-Saint-Jean region, the film tells the story of a young woman from rural Quebec (Sara Montpetit) who must decide her future by choosing between three suitors.   

Anna and Arnaud, series based on the novel Anna and the child-old man< /em>(2021)

Released in 2021, this series has made a strong impression on viewers, in particular because it is the lived story of Francine Ruel and her son who chose to live on the street. The series, which stars Guylaine Tremblay and Nico Racicot, is an adaptation of Francine Ruel's novel Anna et l'enfant- vieilleillard

► It can be found in full in catch-up on QUB TVA+. 

The Goddess of Fireflies(2020) < /h3>

This punchy film tells the story of a young girl from Chicoutimi (Kelly Depeault) who experiences both the violent separation of her parents on her 16th birthday, her first drug and sexual experiments, and the loss from a loved one. It is the adaptation of Geneviève Pettersen's novel and was directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette. 

High Demolition, by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard (2023)

The long-awaited series of this other novel by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard will star Étienne Galloy in the role of an up-and-coming comedian ready to do anything to break through. Léane Labrèche-Dor will play his lover, whose help in writing will allow the comedian to reach glory. Until she decides to break up with him… 

► To watch from March 16, on Séries Plus. 

It was raining birds (2019) 

The last film in which we were able to appreciate Andrée Lachapelle's work as an actress marked the hearts and the spirits. It was raining birds, the big-screen adaptation of Jocelyne Saucier's best-selling novel by Louise Archambault, tells the touching story of three old hermits reclusive in the woods. With Rémy Girard and Gilbert Sicotte.