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    Nelly

    Directed by Anne Émond
    Canada | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Nelly

    Directed by Anne Émond
    Canada | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

This inventive, non-linear biopic explores the life and work of the French Canadian author and former sex worker Nelly Arcan in explicit, sometimes erotic, sometimes anguished detail. “A movie every bit as racy, rough-edged and conflicted as the woman whose story it tells.” Montreal Gazette

Schedule

January 7, 2017 7:00 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
January 8, 2017 10:30 AM Mary Pickford Theater Tickets not available
January 9, 2017 2:15 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available

film synopsis

Nelly Arcan became an overnight literary sensation in Quebec with the publication of her first novel, Putain (Whore) in 2001. The book was praised for its literary qualities, but it was also a succès de scandale, in part because its chronicle of the life of a sex worker was semi-autobiographical, and the fact that the 28-year-old Arcan was a blonde bombshell surely didn't hurt either.

The latest feature from Anne Émond (Nuit #1; Our Loved Ones) is a biopic that deliberately blurs the edges between the author's life and work, cutting betwixt and between in boldly non-chronological fashion, with Mylène MacKay playing the adult Nelly throughout. Émond's fragmented portrait mirrors Nelly's disjointed sense of her own identity and sexuality. Erotic and empowering at times, but equally anguished and troubling at others, Nelly is an ambitious, serious work from one of Canada's most exciting young filmmakers.

"A movie every bit as racy, rough-edged and conflicted as the woman whose story it tells." Montreal Gazette

film details

Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: French
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Anne Émond
Producers: Nicole Robert
Principal Cast: Mylène MacKay, Mickael Gouin, Sylvie Drapeau, Francis Leplay, Marc Béland
Cinematographers: Josée Deshaies
Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Screenwriter: Anne Émond
International Sales Company: Seville International
Website: gofilms.ca/en/fiche.php?f=118

guests in attendance

Anne Émond – Director

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