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Review: Rafaël Ouellet's 'Gurov and Anna'

At the center of Rafaël Ouellet’s new film, Gurov and Anna, is a literary self-reflexivity. Modeled on a short story by Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Dog,  503 more words

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Gurov and Anna's characters are lost between literature and real life


**** (four stars)

Directed by: Rafaël Ouellet.

Starring: Andreas Apergis, Sophie Desmarais, Éric Bruneau, Marie Fugain.

Running time: 112 minutes.

Who knew you could make such a powerful drama about an English-lit prof obsessed with a Chekhov short story? 504 more words


Gurov and Anna: a look at artists, thinkers and everyday truths

Montreal screenwriter Céleste Parr is happy when to hear that I believe Gurov & Anna is so much more than just another mid-life-crisis film. The film, the first outing in the language of Spielberg by ultra-talented Montreal filmmaker Rafaël Ouellet chronicles the story of a middle-age man en pleine crise, and he is, in fact, going the clichéd route of having an extra-marital affair with a much younger woman. 707 more words


Richard III rises as his victims fall at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

Sadism seemed to have a healing effect on the deformed title character in Brigitte Haentjens’s star-studded French-language staging of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

At the performance at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde on Tuesday, well-known Quebec actor Sébastien Ricard was the characteristic limping, crippled Duke of Gloucester oozing self-hatred during the famous “Winter of our discontent” opening scene. 586 more words


Three versions of Pelléas and Mélisande, and a première by the St. Lawrence Quartet

On Friday night, the Orchestre Métropolitain under Julian Kuerti performed everything musical written for Maeterlinck’s strange play Pelléas and Mélisande, except the most famous piece. But adding an entire opera would have been unwise even for the handful who can stand Debussy. 618 more words


2015 My French Film Festival: Chasse au Godard d'Abbittibbi (Hunting the Northern Godard)

In 1968, an internationally renowned French film director unexpectedly lands in Abitibi, in the northwest of Quebec, to conduct political and mass-media experiments. This event fuels the revolutionary tendencies of Michel, a local young man, and the desire to travel the world of Marie, his girlfriend.

5th Annual MyFrenchFestival

Film review: Henri Henri has a light touch

Henri Henri ★★★

Directed by: Martin Talbot

Starring: Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon, Sophie Desmarais, Marcel Sabourin, Michel Perron.

Running time: 100 minutes.

You have to admire Martin Talbot’s ambition. 554 more words