Flora Fontages is a famous Parisian actress who has been in exile from her native Canada for twenty years. When word comes that her long-estranged daughter, Maud, has disappeared in Quebec City, she decides to return home, accepting the part of Winnie, the old crone in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days, at a local theatre. The visit unexpectedly turns into a devastating confrontation with her past and present illusions, as Flora finds she must come to terms with all the roles she has ever played in life, as actress, woman, mother, child, and lover.
Grande voix de la littérature québécoise, Anne Hébert (1916-2000) est l'auteure de romans, de pièces de théâtre, de recueils de nouvelles et de poésie. Prix des libraires en 1971, Kamouraska a été porté à l'écran. Également en Points : Les Fous de Bassan (prix Femina 1982) et L'Enfant chargé de songes.