As a party wanders into the night, word arrives that Renée has emerged from obscurity. This
cataclysmic moment ignites Modeste’s awkward reunion with his older sibling. Renée has
been missing for years and her presence unsettles the family, which also includes her own
daughter, Athene. As Renée begins to form her dreams from fragments of her past, ominous
premonitions disrupt the land.
Shot over the course of two years, Ste. Anne traces an allegorical reclamation of land through
personal, symbolic and historical sites all across Treaty 1 Territory, heartland of the Métis
This film was made possible with the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, and Winnipeg Arts Council.
Ste. Anne was commissioned by Cousin Collective. Made possible with support from Cinereach.
Camera rental package was courtesy of the Indigenous Filmmakers Collective through their relationship with the Winnipeg Film Group.