Articles Tagged ‘Monsieur Lazhar’
In a scene out of Cinema Paradiso, the open-air screening of Louise Archambault’s tearjerker came ahead of a roundtable discussion on coproductions at the Italian event.
Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar took the audience award at the RiverRun International Film Festival, while Pelletier’s La peur de l’eau took the Grand Prize at the International Festival of Detective Films in Belgium.
David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method grabbed a slew of craft awards and a best supporting actor trophy for Viggo Mortensen, but otherwise Quebec films were the big winners on Thursday night in Toronto.
The high-profile films earn nine, eight and seven nominations each, respectively, for the French-language film awards.
Also making bookings to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards are Eric Jordan and Paul Stephens for In Darkness, Patrick Dayon for Dimanche/Sunday and Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby for Wild Life.
Both films and the iconic Canadian actor are in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film prize and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.
Three docs and two shorts are amongst the Canadian films premiering and competing at the indie film fest in Utah.
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