The first film by Canadian playwright Michel Monty, Une vie qui commence will come out in theatres on January 21 in Quebec.
The film tells the story of a French Quebecker family at the beginning of the 1960s. Jacques Langevin (François Papineau) is a doctor and a father who lives in a suburb of Montreal with his family. In short, he's got everything to be happy. However, because of a secret he's kept for many years, Jacques suddenly dies. From this moment on, we get to see how his family lives their bereavement and deals with it through the eyes of Étienne (Charles Antoine Perreault), the oldest of Jacques' three children.
Among the leading actors, there are Julie LeBreton as Louise (Jacques's wife); Raymond Cloutier as Guy (Jacques's father); and Rita Lafontaine as Mariette (Guy's wife). The film also stars Mathis Brisson, Juliette Vernes-Monty, Yves Sauvé, Éliane Préfontaine and Étienne Soucy-Lord.