Drama, Science-fiction/Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 10 x 60 minutes
Clara Jacob, a seemingly ordinary mother, wants what’s best for her children, Arnaud and Liliane, and for her grandchildren. Blessed with happiness – or cursed with misfortune – the Jacobs are not like other families. Each family member has a special gift. These unusual beings have learned how to hide their differences and keep them hidden from the community. But it’s very difficult, if not impossible, for them not to use their gifts. It’s in their nature after all...
One night, Clara, her daughter Lili, and her granddaughter Felicia are forced to flee Montreal. Lili’s lover, Pascal, has suddenly become extremely threatening. Why? What happened? Clara does not seem at all that surprised. She decides to call her son Arnaud who agrees to help them. The three women have no choice but to take cover at Arnaud’s place in Beltane, a small town surrounded by a dense forest, with strong river that feeds a hydroelectric dam running through it. Clara and Lili haven’t set foot in Beltane for 15 years. They had to leave the place after some dramatic events that shocked everyone in the region.
Clara’s return to Beltane with Lili leaves no one feeling indifferent, especially her ex-husband Jules. Even though he is not their father, Jules has always truly loved Clara’s twins. He continues to watch over Arnaud. Somewhat surprised to have their pact broken, Jules is clearly troubled by Clara’s presence. Above all, he has no desire to relive the past.
Arnaud is the town’s notary and young father of Romain. All he wants is to have a normal, orderly life. Just like everyone else. But just like his mother, his sister, and his niece, he’s anything but normal. Because they are different, they scare people, and for generations people have wanted them eliminated. Like in the Dark Ages when they were burnt at the stake...
Prémonitions is first and foremost the story of a hunted family’s struggle for survival. Will Clara manage to keep her own family safe from the dangers that threaten them? Will they be able to keep their special powers secret? And above all, will they be able to escape being mercilessly hunted down?
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Encore Télévision inc.
Cast/Participants: Pascale Bussières, Sophie Desmarais, Jade Charbonneau, Mikhaïl Ahooja, Benoît Gouin, Éric Bruneau, Marc Messier, Lucie Laurier et Liam Patenaude.