Histoires d'hiver (1999)

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Histoires d'hiver (1999)
Histoires d'hiver (original title)

An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected hockey cards, played street hockey with his friends, tried skating and ice hockey for the first time in his life, but was most fascinated with his local national league team, the Montréal Canadiens, and its star player, Henri Richard. He dreamed of growing up and working for the Canadiens franchise. But a more immediate goal was to get tickets to one of their games, using M. Richard and his banker father, Hervé, as possible conduits to that goal. He also remembers his school life from that year, with the arrival of pot smoking free thinking hippie Ron Richardson as the new English teacher, and dreading home room with strict Mlle. Chouinard, who he eventually learned too had a human side. But he learned that there may be a couple of things more important than hockey: family, and the opposite sex.
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Creators
Director François Bouvier
Writer François Bouvier
Writer Marc Robitaille
Information
Release Date1999-02-25
Runtime1h 45min
GenreDrama, Family, Sport
Content Rating
AwardsAwards2 wins & 11 nominations
CompanyAska Film Productions
CountryCanada
LanguageFrench, English
Joël Dalpé-Drapeau
Joël Dalpé-Drapeau
Martin Royas Martin Roy
Maurice Royas Maurice Roy
Patrick Thomas
Patrick Thomas
Benoîtas Benoît
Mathieu Beaumier
Mathieu Beaumier
Peteas Pete
Maude Gionet
Maude Gionet
Véroas Véro
Hervé Royas Hervé Roy
Jacqueline Royas Jacqueline Roy
Suzanne Champagne
Suzanne Champagne
Mademoiselle Chouinardas Mademoiselle Chouinard
Cédric Pépin
Cédric Pépin
Lachanceas Lachance
Robert Toupin
Robert Toupin
Directeur d'écoleas Directeur d'école
Ron Richardsonas Ron Richardson
Monsieur Girouard, l'épicieras Monsieur Girouard, l'épicier
Sylvie Legault
Sylvie Legault
Corinneas Corinne
André Montmorency
André Montmorency
Monsieur Gagné, le voisinas Monsieur Gagné, le voisin
Père de Benoîtas Père de Benoît
Marcel Leboeuf
Marcel Leboeuf
Martin adulteas Martin adulte
Paul Houde
Paul Houde
Commentateuras Commentateur
Marie-France Monette
Marie-France Monette
La cousine Joséeas La cousine Josée

Winter Stories

Winter Stories (French: Histoires d'hiver) is a Canadian sports drama film, released in 1999. Directed by François Bouvier and written by Bouvier and Marc Robitaille as an adaptation of Robitaille's book Des histoires d'hiver, avec des rues, des écoles et du hockey, the film centres on a young boy's obsession with ice hockey in the 1960s.

The film stars Joel Drapeau-Dalpé as Martin Roy, a boy on the cusp of his teenage years and in his final year of junior high school in 1966. A passionate fan of hockey, particularly of the Montreal Canadiens, he idolizes Henri Richard. However, over the course of the winter he begins to learn that there are many more things in the world to discover, including pot, philosophy and pretty girls.

The film's cast also includes Luc Guérin as Martin's father, Denis Bouchard as his uncle Maurice, Suzanne Champagne as his homeroom teacher Mme Chouinard, and Alex Ivanovici as his English teacher.


Awards

The film garnered seven Genie Award nominations at the 20th Genie Awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor (Drapeau-Dalpé, Bouchard)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Ivanovici)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Champagne)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Bouvier, Robitaille)
  • Best Editing (André Corriveau)