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Incendies Cleans Up 2011 Jutra Awards (Quebec Oscars)

13 March 2011 7:05 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Unlike last year's two filmmaker/film horse race between Denis Villeneuve's Polytechnique and Xavier Dolan's J'ai tué ma mere, this year it was all "Villeneuve" and "Incendies". Repeating his wins in all the same categories it won at the Canadian Oscars (Genies) this week (this includes Editing, Screenplay, Best Cinematography by the excellent André Turpin, Best Actress in Lubna Azabal (who forced here co-star Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin to give her own thank you speech). These wins more than makes up for his loss last year when Villeneuve won the Best Director honor for Polytechnique, but lost in the Best Film category to J'ai tué ma mere. The predictable 13th edition also saw a Genie-Jutra winner from Barney's Version and in the Animated Film category, the Nfb (naturally) supported Theodore Ushev added a Jutra to his Genie for Lipsett Diaries. Best Film/meilleur film 10 1/2 - Pierre Gendron (Zoofilms) Les amours imaginaires - Xavier Dolan, »

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'French Immersion' In Theatres July 1

24 February 2011 1:36 PM, PST | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

The teaser of the upcoming Canadian comedy French Immersion, which will be directed by Kevin Tierney, is now online. The film will be released on Canada Day, which means on July 1rst.

The film was shot in St-Césaire, Québec.

The story takes place in the fictitious small town of Saint-Isidore-du-Coeur-de-Jésus. The inhabitants of the town will welcome for two weeks a group made of four English Canadians and an American from New York in order to give them a "French immersion". While they live with their adoptive family, the five WASPs must follow one rule: not to speak English during their stay.

However, any of the Wasp who manages to escape to their French school's iron fist go in the town's new Indian (as in India) restaurant. In fact, they feel free to speak English. However, the five WASPs learn that every inhabitants of the town are, in actuality, spies »

- anhkhoido@gmail.com (Anh Khoi Do)

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Nominations for the 2011 Jutra Awards

10 February 2011 7:28 PM, PST | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Yesterday, the nominees for the 13th Jutra Awards ceremony were revealed. The winners of this Quebecker Oscar will be revealed next month. The following is the full list of nominees.

Best motion picture:

* 10 1/2

* Les amours imaginaires

* Curling

* Incendies

* Les signes vitaux

Best director:

* Denis Côté- Curling

* Xavier Dolan- Les amours imaginaires

* Kim Nguyen - La cité

* Podz (Daniel Grou) - 10 1/2

* Denis Villeneuve- Incendies

Best leading actress:

* Lubna Azabal - Incendies

* Suzanne Clément - Tromper le silence

* Mélissa Desormeaux-Poulin - Incendies

* Évelyne Rompré- 2 fois une femme

* Guylaine Tremblay- Trois temps après la mort d'Anna

Best leading actor:

* Jay Baruchel - The Trotsky

* Emmanuel Bilodeau - Curling

* Jacques Godin - La dernière fugue

* Claude Legault - 10 1/2

* François Papineau - Route 132

Best supporting actress:

* Dorothée Berryman - Cabotins

* Marie Brassard - Les signes vitaux

* Geneviève Chartrand - Le journal d'Aurélie Laflamme

* Isabelle Miquelon - La dernière fugue

* Danielle Proulx »

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