Audrey has returned and receives a warm welcome in France. Broadcast on Canal for two weeks, the Quebec series has been collecting rave reviews in France.
Released in 2021 on Club illico and broadcast last fall on Télé-Québec, Audrey is back tells the story of a woman from Sorel-Tracy, camped by Florence Longpré, who returns from a coma after 15 long years.
Le Figaro speaks of a “state of grace”. The French daily describes the series by director Guillaume Lonergan as a “tender and dreamlike fable” and a “hymn to joy to be savored”. According to Télé-Loisirs, it is a “captivating UFO with an undeniably contagious charm” which provokes “frank laughter, tears and disturbing amazement, always with the same sincerity and unwavering finesse (of acting, staging and of writing)”.
Same story with 20 Minutes, which praises its “right balance between humor and emotion”, its “impeccable distribution” and its “sharp replies”. Finally, Les Numériques uses the expression “real breath of fresh air” to describe the work written by Guillaume Lambert and Florence Longpré. “A marvel of originality and a clever mix of drama and absurd comedy, as our Quebec friends know so well,” comments the specialized publication.
These rave reviews were expected. In the spring of 2022, Audrey returned had won two awards at the Canneseries festival.