CONGORAMA: Michel is a failure at life. When he finds out that he was adopted, he decides to put everything behind him and sets out to find his true parents. Along the way he discovers many things, but will he ever discover who he really is or find his actual family' Canadian director Philippe Falardeau has created a film about destiny, love, and all the little quirks along the way that make us question what we are doing here on earth.
A WIND FROM WYOMING: Director Andre Forcier offers a tale of love, life, and relationships in this comedy from Quebec. Hiring a hypnotist proves to be a last-gasp move that pays off for the beleaguered Lea Mentha, who has to face the fact that her boyfriend has left her, her mother has found a new lover, and her sister is too caught up in her own life to care about anyone else. Comedic hijinks ensue as the hypnotist arrives to work his magic, leading to a bittersweet ending to Forcier's highly original movie.
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This collection contains two critically-acclaimed films from Quebec that reflect the unique culture and worldview of the region. With Congorama, director Philippe Falardeau toys with coincidence, contrivance, and near-mystical encounters in this comic drama with as many twists of fate as there are twists of plot. When Michel (Olivier Gourmet), a failed Belgian inventor, discovers he was adopted, he sets off to find his birth parents in Canada. There he encounters Louis (Paul Ahmarani), a kindred spirit who has much in common with Michel. Then in Andre Forcier's A Wind from Wyoming, Lea is dumped by her boxer boyfriend on the eve of her 18th birthday, her mother has just run off with her sweetheart, and her obese sister is obsessing over some celebrated author. So Lea enlists the help of a hack hypnotist to try to get her dysfunctional family back on track.