Young Courge has no idea what civilized society is all about. He lives deep in the forest with his father, an authoritarian ogre who shows little concern for his son or their natural surroundings. Without his mom to help him and practically held prisoner by his dad, Courge survives as best he can. He seeks advice from the spirits of the forest, but since they don’t talk, he has to answer his own questions. “Why doesn’t my father love me?” Courge searches everywhere for answers. He figures his father’s love must be hidden somewhere, because all fathers love their children. So why is he so mean? Will Courge ever find the missing pieces of his family history and understand what ails his father? When will he feel free? Based on the famous Quebec novel of the same name by Jean-François Beauchemin, Le jour des corneilles won the France-Québec Jean Hamelin Award in 2005 and features the voices of Jean Reno, Lorànt Deutsch, Isabelle Carré, Claude Chabrol, Chantal Neuwirth and Bruno Podalydès. A deeply poetic, bittersweet work that shows the power of the human spirit.