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Title:ÇA PEUT PAS ÊTRE L'HIVER ON N'A MÊME PAS EU D'ÉTÉ
Title year:1979
Also known as:IT CAN'T BE WINTER WE HAVEN'T HAD SUMMER YET
Original dialogue(s):French
Version(s):Sous-titres anglais
Doublé en anglais
Running time:86 min 58 sec
Premiere date:Tracy (École Secondaire Bernard Gariépy) September 25, 1980
Description:After the sudden death of Albert, her husband for nearly forty years, Adele, a mother of eight children, aged 57, finds herself alone, and feels betrayed. Given her grudges, she risks falling into a depression but eventually tries to take control of her destiny and to open the door to the world around her. Through this race for survival, she discovers friendship, analyzes the past, legitimizes her life while justifying her frustrations without bitterness. Enriched and strengthened by the discoveries of friendship, she dares to realize a long-standing dream: going on a long trip abroad.

Credited as:
Director(s):Louise Carré
Screen writer(s):Louise Carré

Credited as: Character name:
Actor(s):Charlotte BoisjoliAdèle Marquis
Jacques GalipeauGermain Lafond
Céline LomezLise Marquis
Serge BélairJean-Pierre Marquis
Mireille ThibeaultCamille Marquis
Daniel MatteMartin Marquis
Marie-Ève Doréla jeune Adèle
Anne-Marie DucharmeMme Dutronc
Martin Neufeldle jeune Albert
Peter NeufeldAlbert Marquis, sur les photos
Illia EsoposIsabelle
Guillaume TremblayGuillaume
Isabelle Doréla fille d'Adèle
Lucie Mitchellla tante
Guy Bélangerle premier curé
Hélène Grégoireune serveuse
Louise Arbiqueune serveuse
Pepperle clown
Jean Richardle mari de Camille
Annick ChartierAnnick
Réal CôtéRéal
Félix Chartierl'ami de Réal
Wilner Boulinl'ami d'Annick
Jean-Belzil Gasconle petit-fils d'Adèle
Claude Saint-Germainle deuxième curé
Martin Lyonsle photographe
Kathleen Butlerla masseuse
Marjorie Godinle bébé
Gaétane Laniella voix de Mme Dutronc

Credited as:
Producer(s):Louise Carré

Credited as:
Editor(s):André Théberge
Musician(s):Marc O'Farrell
Photography:Robert Vanherweghem
Location sound mixer(s):Alain Corneau
Martin Fraser
Jacques Blain

Support:16mm coul (Kodak 7247)

Avant premiere:Montréal (La Cinémathèque Québécoise)June 19, 1980
Release:Montréal (Berr i5; Le Dauphin 2)September 26, 1980

Location(s):Tracy
Sorel
Montréal (Qué.)
Laboratory:Les Laboratoires de Film Québec (Montréal)

Distributor(s):
Distribution area:CanadaDEC Films
QuebecJ.-A. Lapointe Films

CFFD Reference No.: 894