The Vic Theatre | Les Filles du Roi

$13.33, 19+

Adapted from their award-winning musical theatre production, Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac have crafted a gorgeous trilingual musical film written in English, French and Kanien’kéha (Mohawk). The original theatre production premiered on stage in 2018 to glowing reviews. Critics called it “a work of monumental importance”, “heartfelt, ambitious and tremendously earnest”, “musically rich”, “ a linguistic adventure”, and a “sumptuous reimagining of our history”. Les Filles du Roi (The King’s Daughters) is the powerful story of a young girl, Kateri and her brother Jean-Baptiste whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of les filles du roi in ‘New France’ (now Montreal) in 1665. They forge an unlikely relationship with the young fille Marie-Jeanne Lespérance – whose dream of a new life is more complicated than she could have imagined. Over the course of a year, Mohawk, French and English journeys collide, setting the stage for the Canada we know today. Filmmakers will be attendance for this special presentation.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.