Les invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions)

Director Denys Arcand
Year 2003
Run Time 99min
Genre Comedy
In this follow-up film to The Decline of the American Empire, Denys Arcand continues the story of Remy (Girard) a womanizing professor who is now terminally ill with cancer. It’s been 17 years, and Remy is divorced, estranged from his son and his friends, and in search of redemption and forgiveness. As Remy reunites with old friends and loved ones to reminisce about their younger days, the conversations are as gloriously all-encompassing in their scope as they were in Arcand’s previous film.

An illuminating bittersweet-comedy that won Canada’s first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The film also won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and nearly 50 other awards.


Denys Arcand


Denys Arcand


Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze


Daniel Louis, Denise Robert




Arts and Culture, Social Justice & Politics

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