Between the Solitudes

An offbeat odyssey through Anglo Montreal

A profoundly moving portrait of a wounded community in crisis.

— Mike Boone, The Gazette

Between The Solitudes follows journalist Josh Freed on a personal journey through English-speaking Montreal, its history, its haunts, its characters, and the difficulties and delights experienced in trying to straddle two solitudes.

From the elegant St. Andrew’s Debutante Ball, to the basketball courts of the working-class Point St. Charles, from the bi-cultural young Anglos living around Boulevard St-Laurent, to the flood of bilingual students who are leaving the province, the film depicts a troubled community caught between French Quebec and English Canada.

Between The Solitudes is a sometimes angry, often funny, always affectionate portrait of a vibrant French city seen through the eyes of its English-speaking minority.

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  • Best Documentary Nomination – Les Prix Gémeaux (1993)
  • Best Editing Nomination – Les Prix Gémeaux (1993)
  • FIPA à Cannes, Les Grands Reportages Faits de Société – Diplôme de participation (1994)
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Earth Peace International Festival (1993)