Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny journeys back through 750 years of history in one single spot where the souls of all centuries and all cultures mingle despite the years that separate them.
Hochelaga, Land of Souls (Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes) was selected as Canada's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
The film premiered in the Gala Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win four Canadian Screen Awards the following year.
Variety called Hochelaga, Land of Souls "a rich cinematic banquet."
The Wrap praised the "sprawling, ambitious portrait of Montreal" director Girard was able to create.
Cinemablographer dubbed the film "a spectacular and stunning achievement" with an "epic scope, impressive scale, and artistic merit."