Poverty and Other Delights

Joyeux calvaire

89 mins
7.4 / 10 (97)


Marcel and Joseph are tireless walkers. Their itinerary is an invitation to discover improbable places and fascinating people. Everlastingly looking for Stanley, Marcel’s only friend, they meet an unlikely crowd of extravagant characters. Each has a story to tell, his hope to share.

MUBI's take

With his knack for creating unique characters and getting equally distinctive performances out of his actors, Québécois filmmaker Denys Arcand (Jesus of Montreal) elevates Claire Richard’s clever script into an unforgettable episodic drama about peculiar friendships.