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 & ANNA
**** (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
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
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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