Gabrielle

Details
Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Run Time:
104 min
Language:
French (w. English Subtitles)
Cast:
Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Alexandre Landry, Benoit Gouin, Isabelle Vincent, Véronique Beaudet, Marie Gignac, Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Sébastien Ricard
Director:
Louise Archambault
Writer:
Louise Archambault
Plot Summary

The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young man in her choir, she discovers that both the families and the social workers are alarmed; can these two handle an adult relationship? Then Gabrielle’s beloved and supportive sister confesses that she is going to move to India, and Gabrielle’s world is truly in danger of falling apart. With stubborn courage and a real zest for life, Gabrielle prevails against all odds to win her freedom.

Festivals and Awards

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, August 2013
*Winner – Audience Prize
Festival Film Francophone d’Angouleme, France, August 2013
*Winner – Best Actor
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September
Cinefest Sudbury, Canada, September 2013
*Winner – Best Canadian Feature Film
International Film Festival Film by the Sea, The Netherlands, September 2013
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, September 2013
Namur IFF, Belgium, September 2013
*Winner – Audience prize for fiction
*Special mentions for Gabrielle Marion Rivard and Alexandre Landry
Festival du film Canadien de Dieppe, France, September 2013
*Winner – Audience Prize
*Winner – Best Actor
Vancouver Film Festival, Canada. October 2013
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2013
AFI Fest, USA, November 2013
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2013
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia November 2013
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain, November 2013
*Winner – Best Actor: Alexandre Landry
Int’l Film Festival of India – Goa, India, November 2013
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE, December 2013
Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland, February 2014
Cinema Mundi International Film Festival, Czech Republic, February 2014
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, March 2014
Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, March 2014
Santiago International Women’s Film Festival, Chile, March 2014
Francophone Film Festival, UAE, Marh 2014
Titanic International Film Festival, Hungary, April 2014
Birds Eye View Film Festival, UK, April 2014
Beijing International Film Festival, China, April 2014
Santo Domingo International Film Festival, Dominican Republic, May 2014
Off Plus Camera Film Festival, Poland, May 2014
Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l Film Festival, Brazil, May 2014
Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2014
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF), Scotland, October 2014
Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival, Russia, November 2014
Les Journées du Film Engagé, Algeria, December 2014
*Winner – Grand Prix, Feature Films
Francophone Film Festival, Latvia, March 2015