Un détail de l'affiche du film Trois camarades de Montréal

Trois camarades de Montréal

Bruno Ramirez, Giovanni Princigalli
2019 - Documentary - 52 min

L'affiche du film Trois camarades de Montréal

Homegrown cinema

Trois camarades de Montréal

Regards italiens de Montréal

Italy, Quebec (Canada)
Italian, French

Giovanni, Francesco and Salvatore have passed the age of 80 and are proud to still consider themselves communist or socialist comrades. All three left their impoverished villages in southern Italy during the post-war years and, once settled in Montreal, maintained close links with parties of the Italian left, while militating in progressive Canadian unions and parties.
In the documentary Trois camarades de Montréal, using images, personal documents and public archives (and excerpts from a documentary by Arthur Lamothe), these three “comrades” tell us about their migration experience, their militancy and the harsh living conditions of Italian workers and their families. At the same time, the film takes a tender look at their experiences as retirees, and their concerns for their children and the next generation.


Co-presented with Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal and Tënk as part of the Regards italiens de Montréal series.

  • Thursday, Jul 11
    - FST
    With Giovanni Princigalli, Bruno Ramirez in attendance

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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