Ça Peut Pas Etre L'Hiver On N'A Meme Pas Eu D'Ete (1981)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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First-time producer, director and writer Louise Carre takes the perspective of the lead character Adele (Charlotte Boisjoli), who is a recently widowed, 57-year-old woman, and applies it to the circumstances that shape her life. Adele starts to experience the loneliness of her years when her husband dies and her children have all left home. Coping with an empty house could be a losing proposition, and so she takes on a boarder, Germain (Jacques Galipeau), to help with the finances and to alleviate the silence. She even dyes her hair in a reassessment of her slowly changing identity. Eventually, she sees her boarder in a different light and starts to fall in love again. Adele is now more attentive to her own rights than was possible as a full-time mother and wife, and she has started to modify her role as a completely dependent woman. The relationship with Germain continues as she works on a balance between her needs and those of the new man in her life.



boarding-house, death, empty-nest, husband, independence, loneliness, love, poverty, second-chance, widow/widower, women's-issues