December 28


by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

Opening at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on January 2


 Les Films du 3 Mars is proud to announce that Far Beyond the Pasturelands, the first feature documentary by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, will open in Toronto on January 2 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

The film takes place across breathtaking landscapes, in a remote region of the Himalayas, where a 22-year-old villager and mother prepares to harvest a mysterious mushroom worth more than gold in hopes of providing a better life for her family. 

Far Beyond the Pasturelands had its World Premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Festival in 2021, where it won the New Visions Award. The film was then selected for the DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Vancouver) and Planet in Focus (Toronto), as well as other festivals in Jerusalem, France, Austria and Nepal. It opened in theatres in Quebec and London (UK) in December, and will be opening at the VIFF Centre in Vancouver on January 6.

Schedule and


In a remote Himalayan region, the villagers of Maikot are preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillar-mushroom worth more than gold. Lalita, a young mother, had to let go of her dreams after getting married because of the social pressures of her community. As the whole village departs to the mountains, she joins the journey to the high-altitude pasturelands in the hope of providing a better life for her family through the hazardous harvest of the rare mushroom. Set against the backdrop of stunning mountainous landscapes, the film presents an intimate and humane portrait of characters that put everything on the line for a chance to ascend to greener pastures. Will the harvest be good this year?


With the participation of Lalita Gharti Magar

Quebec. 2021. 84 minutes. Original Nepalese and Kham Magar version, with English and French subtitles.

Directed by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis | Cinematography: Maude Plante-Husaruk | Editing: Maude Plante-Husaruk | Sound Recording: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis | Original Music: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis | Sound Editing: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, Eric Shaw | Sound Mix: Jean Paul Vialard – NFB | Sound Mix: Jean-Paul Vialard – NFB | Production: Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis | Distribution: Les Films du 3 Mars

FAR BEYOND THE PASTURELANDS was produced thanks to the financial participation of the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, with the support of the ACIC – Independent Filmmaker Assistance Program of the NFB’s French Program, and PRIM.

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