An orphan who all have forgotten, timid and withdrawn, Henri looks after the lamps and lighting in the convent where he has lived since a young age. One day he is forced to leave the protective sanctuary where he was raised and he suddenly finds himself thrown into an unfamiliar world. His candid innocence carries him along and he tries to light up the lives of people who, like himself, feel isolated. Above all, he wants to light the flame in the heart of Hélène, the beautiful clerk, who lives in a dark world without light, with whom he's secretly in love.
Production and distribution
La Presse: "After watching Henri Henri, some spectators will leave the theater light-hearted, their heads filled with delightful continuous shots whose patina recalls those of films by Wes Anderson, Tim Burton, and other creators of tall tales for the big screen."
Canoe: "Forrest Gump meets Amélie."
Voir.ca: "Cheerful and whimsical, Martin Talbot's debut feature is a rare moment of optimism."