A firefighter is walking through a desolate scene of devastation following a fire. The ground is charred and covered in ash, and there's smoke in the air, obscuring the visibility. Trees and structures appear to be badly burned, with some trees reduced to bare trunks. This image conveys the aftermath of a significant fire event, highlighting the destruction and the ongoing response by emergency services.


From director Phillipe Falardeau, one of Canada’s most successful and acclaimed contemporary filmmakers, Lac-Mégantic investigates one of the worst oil train tragedies in history, a foreseeable catastrophe ignited by corporate and political negligence. The next Lac-Mégantic is not a matter of if, but when.

About the Filmmaker

Philippe Falardeau is one of Canada’s most successful and acclaimed contemporary filmmakers. His award-winning films La Moitié gauche du frigo (2000), Congorama (2006), C’est pas moi je le jure ! (2008) and Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre (2015) are lighthearted comedic dramas that feature sharp social commentary. His acclaimed international breakthrough, Monsieur Lazhar (2011), earned an Academy Award nomination. This was followed by The Good Lie (2014), which stars Reese Witherspoon and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Chuck (2015), with Liev Schreiber and Elizabeth Moss premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In 2019 he directed My Salinger Years which opened the Berlin International Film Festival. Falardeau’s latest fiction series, The Summers of the Raspberries (2022) was awarded the best mini series at the Seoul International Drama Awards.

For a full list of all his films please visit https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0265852/

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ReFrame Film Festival


for “Lac-Mégantic: This is not an accident “

20-minutes prior to Showtime:

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