Another 46 days
Another 46 days

Roger Toupin, épicier variété

Filmmaker : Benoit Pilon Québec, 2003 PRODUCTION : Amazone Film
French English

About this film


In the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, Roger Toupin owns a corner grocer with a decidedly anachronistic décor that has become an impromptu social club frequented by people who belong to a way of life that is fast disappearing. Director Benoit Pilon captures the touching and revealing last moments of this unique place.

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Benoit Pilon

After getting a B.A in cinema at Concordia University, where his short film La rivière rit was granted the award of Best Fiction at the Canadian Student Film Festival in 1988, Benoit Pilon founded Les Films de l’autre along with filmmakers Manon Briand and Jeanne Crépeau, a production company dedicated to independent auteur films.

Parallel to his career as Assistant Director that led him to work with some of the best directors in Québec, Benoit Pilon directed several movies himself: Regards volés (1994), Rosaire et la Petite-Nation (1997), Impressions, autour du quatuor à cordes de Claude Debussy (1998), fifteen episodes of the TV series Réseaux (1998-99) and the documentary 3 Soeurs en 2 temps (2002). In 2003, his documentary Roger Toupin, épicier variété gathered many honours both in Canada and abroad.

Benoit Pilon also directs fiction feature films: Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (2008), Décharge (2011), Iqaluit (2016) and Le club Vinland (2021).