La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)


A woman imbued with naturalistic and libertarian theories leaves her city home to live in the countryside with her young son. There she meets a litigious farmer who fights against the banks and the government, in which she will be somehow involved. Meanwhile, practising her theories, she makes some old men very happy and, by chance even passes as a saint!

Director: Gilles Carle.
Stars: Micheline Lanctôt, Donald Pilon, Reynald Bouchard , Robert Rivard, Willie Lamothe, Maurice Beaupré, Ernest Guimond, Julien Lippé, Claudette Delorimier, Pierre Valcour, Yvon Barrette, Yves Allaire, Yannick Therrien, Gilles Lajoie.


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  1. James558
    October 5, 2018

    Kudos, Jon!!

  2. Patrick
    December 24, 2020

    Would love to see this one on streaming!

    • Jon W.
      December 24, 2020

      Refresh please 🙂

  3. October 14, 2021

    Interesting Canadian film in an early 1970s kind of way (feels dated now). Really liked lead actress Micheline Lanctot, making her film debut–she’s a natural (she later became a director herself). Writer-director-editor Gilles Carle serves up numerous ideas here but then–as an L.A. Free Press reviewer stated back in the day– his ending falls apart.
    If we are to conclude anything, is it that society’s crazy elements– from violent thugs to the emotionally needy to soul-less bureaucrats– can drive even a tremendously kind, generous, and confident free-spirit to madness? Then again, maybe filmmaker Carle is just being farcical and absurdist, but that can lead too easily to nihilism.

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