Snack Bar Rhapsody

Every summer, all over Québec, they’re the favourite hangouts for locals and passing tourists. Called cantines or casse-croûtes, these small seasonal businesses are often run by passionate folks who have made it their mission to preserve this distinctive corner of Québec culture. Nicolas Paquet takes a close look at two of them here: Chez Mimi in Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska and Le Connaisseur in Tadoussac, revealing their stories with great respect and affection. A love song for a slice of rural and small village Québec, gathering places which may be disappearing in the face of fast-food chains. Beautifully shot, un peu triste un peu heureux. Great original soundtrack by Fred Fortin. Premiered at RIDM, 2017.


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