Mr. Speaker, the characters of Claude-Henri Grignon are part of the collective imagination of Quebeckers. Many of us remember a scene or a line from the radio or television series.
For a few fleeting moments, these mythical figures, these legends, will come back to visit us, some 50 years after the original movie was made.
I want to acknowledge the impeccable work of the large cast, including Pierre Lebeau, whose portrayal of Séraphin Poudrier, the miser, is masterful, Roy Dupuis, as the handsome Alexis, and Karine Vanasse, the young woman from Drummondville whose fresh-faced youthfulness gives us a remarkable Donalda.
Incidentally, the movie is opening tonight in Drummondville. I urge Quebeckers from all generations to be part of this great moment in the cinema of Quebec.