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Gist: Chomet leaves behind animation for his first live action film, a musical comedy. A young boy sees his parents dies at two years of age and the trauma causes amnesia and renders him unable to speak. Raised by two aunts who wish to turn him into a pianist, he suddenly finds himself in his mid 30’s, still with a life unrealized. Until he meets a mysterious woman who has an herbal medicine that, with the aid of music, can help him explore those old forgotten memories.
Prediction: While Chomet’s much revered first film, 2003’s The Triplets of Belleville, played out of competition, we’re thinking his live action film will follow a similar course, or perhaps nab a special screening. It does feature up and coming actor Guillaume Goix, who received attention for Beyond the Walls and a Cesar nod for Jimmy Riviere, »
- Nicholas Bell
Canadian Screen Awards 2013 nominations: War Witch rules The Genie Awards are dead, long live the Canadian Screen Awards! Well, in truth, the Genie Awards aren’t exactly dead; they’ve just been transmogrified, along with Canadian television’s Gemini Awards, into the aforementioned Canadian Screen Awards, organized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. But Genie or Canadian Screen, once again a Québécois production dominates the nominations roster. (Photo: Rachel Mwanza in Kim Nguyen’s War Witch.) Kim Nguyen’s Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nominee Rebelle / War Witch, the story of a (very) young African rebel fighter, received a total of 12 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Berlin Film Festival’s Best Actress Rachel Mwanza), Best Supporting Actor (Serge Kanyinda), and Best Original Screenplay (Nguyen). War Witch follows in the heels of recent Quebec-made Genie Award powerhouses and eventual Best Picture winners such »
- Andre Soares
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