LE TEMPS DES FRAMBOISES Séries 1
One ordinary morning at work, Elisabeth’s life is turned upside down: her husband is dead. Cruelly thrust into mourning, she must now manage the family farm and school her two tormented sons while dealing with her highly dysfunctional in-laws. But don’t judge a director by his résumé; although this first series by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lahzar) and Florence Longpré is meticulously produced, it offers so much more. It is the story of a woman’s rebirth just as it is an account of the difficulties faced by South American workers trying to integrate into Canadian farms. It is a joyful ode to the fragile lightness of existence, to the farces behind every drama, and to life in general.
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Gustavo, a new worker, arrives in the country under strange circumstances; this is his very first visit to Quebec; far from his family and distrustful of so many strangers, he will need Francisco to face the culture shock.
The Conley family celebrates Peggy’s birthday and tries to regain some semblance of normalcy; everyone is suspicious of Elizabeth and her new role on the farm; Elizabeth does her best to get to know the seasonal workers.
Emilio sees his summer take a new turn: he will have to face the unknown; Martha feels a slight guilt, but maintains firmly her decision; the precipitous departure of Emilio spreads the commotion among the workers.
The workers are inconvenienced by a breakdown of Internet; the inconvenience is of size for Luis, who absolutely must join his wife; Elisabeth overwhelmed, mandates a Junior annoyed to lend them a hand.
A breakdown in the workers’ house forces them to relocate; this incongruous situation provokes a rare moment of confidence between Elisabeth and Francisco and will not fail to enrage Martha.
Emilio’s departure puts the Conleys in a bind and the family will have to answer many questions about his disappearance from the farm; Francisco must make the painful announcement to the workers.
Maureen can’t believe her eyes: she thinks she’s finally found the relationship of her dreams; her heart flutters for this mysterious traveler; Rachel, her sister’s protector, is far from fluttering at this new relationship.
Elisabeth finally understands the truth about her husband; armed with courage and beautiful speeches, Mr. Bertoli and Elisabeth will defend the farmers’ cause with the mayor; a wind of hope and change wins the hearts of the two friends.