This Is No Time for Romance

This Is No Time for Romance (French: Ça n'est pas le temps des romans) is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Fernand Dansereau and released in 1967.[1] An exploration of the changing role of women in the early years of feminism, the film stars Monique Mercure as Madeleine, a housewife who is beginning to resent being defined by her relationship to her husband Gervais (Marc Favreau) and their children, and daydreams about possible alternative life paths she could have taken.

This Is No Time for Romance
FrenchÇa n'est pas le temps des romans
Directed byFernand Dansereau
Written byFernand Dansereau
StarringMonique Mercure
Marc Favreau
CinematographyThomas Vámos
Music byGeorges Dor
Release date
Running time
28 minutes

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Film Under 30 Minutes at the 20th Canadian Film Awards in 1968.[2]


  1. ^ "Première du film «Ça n'est pas le temps des romans»". Université de Sherbrooke.
  2. ^ Maria Topalovich, And the Genie Goes To...: Celebrating 50 Years of the Canadian Film Awards. Stoddart Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7737-3238-1. pp. 81-83.

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