Québec-Montréal follows nine characters on the threshold of their thirties over 250 kilometers of asphalt. For them, it is an opportunity to take stock of their lives, to settle certain questions that trouble their existence.

Highway 20 forms the backdrop for the sometimes hilarious, sometimes complicated situations between three southbound friends who discuss ideal love, the quest for romance between two ambiguous office colleagues, the appearance of passion from a picture perfect couple versus the daily-grind suffered by another young couple and their impending break-up. These two hours in transit along the winding thoroughfare of love set a collision course for grating simultaneous reality-checks and deep reflections about where life has taken you and the roads upon which it will take you on in the future.


Ricardo Trogi


Patrice Robitaille
Jean-Philippe Pearson


Patrice Robitaille
Jean-Philippe Pearson
Stéphane Breton
François Létourneau
Isabelle Blais
Julie Le Breton


Nicole Robert

Associate producer

Richard Speer

Official selection

Cinema of Quebec in Paris, Opening Film, France, 2002
Namur Francophone Film Festival, Belgium, 2002

Prix Jutra 2003

Winner – Best film
Winner – Best supporting actress – Isabelle Blais
Winner – Best screenplay
Winner – Best direction
Nomination – Best actor – Patrice Robitaille
Nomination – Best original score
Nomination – Best supporting actor, Benoit Gouin

Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois 2003

Winner – Radio-Canada Award for Best first film script

Prix Génie 2003

Nomination – Best Direction
Nomination – Best Picture Editing
Nomination – Best Film
Nomination – Best Screenplay

2002 Namur Francophone Film Festival 2002

Winner – Golden Bayard for best screenplay
Winner – Special Jury Award
Winner – Cinema and FX Award