Following a very Xavier Dolan opening which has sweaty girls and boys dancing in slow-motion to Elysian Fields’ cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s Les Amours perdues, an extended, relatively explicit sequence shows Clara (Catherine de Léan) and Nikolaï (Dimitri Storoge) getting it on in various positions. Then we stick around with the two of them as their one night stand turns into a series of pretentious, obnoxious, woe-is-me soliloquies ("Modern times disgust me. Modern love disgusts me," etc.). A dour variation on Michel Deville’s Nuit d’été en ville, this debut feature from local filmmaker Anne Émond is a chore to sit through, even though it’s adequately crafted and de Léan is occasionally affecting.
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Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]