Run Times:
101 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Mylène Mackay, Mylia Corbeil-Gauvreau, Mickaël Gouin, Sylvie Drapeau, Catherine Brunet, Francis Leplay
Anne Émond
Anne Émond
Plot Summary

NELLY is a portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl, and star. Several women in one, navigating between great exaltation and great disenchantment – a film mirror of a violent life and a radical work.

A film inspired by the life and work of novelist Nelly Arcan.  A literary star in France and Quebec, her novels drew inspiration from her own experience as a professional escort before ultimately committing suicide at the age of thirty-six.

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2016
Festival Film by the Sea, Netherlands, September 2016
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, September 2016
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, September 2016
Mill Valley Film Festival, USA, October 2016
Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux, France, October 2016
Festival International du Film Francophone Tübingen Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 2016
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2016
International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa, India, November 2016
Amiens International Film Festival, France, November 2016
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2017
Pune International Film Festival, India, January 2017
Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium, January 2017
Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois, Canada, February 2017
International Film festival of Thrissur, India, February 2017
Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg, March 2017
Focus on French Cinema, USA, March 2017
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA, March 2017
Sonoma International Film Festival, USA, March 2017
*Winner: Film Jury Award for Best World Feature
Canada Now: Best New Films, USA, April 2017
48 Images Seconde, France, April 2017
Berkshire Film Festival, USA, June 2017
Telefilm’s UK. touring initiative, Canada Now: Best New Films!, UK, June 2017
Canadian Film Festival of Bogota, Colombia, June 2017
Festival du Film Canadien de Dieppe, France, September 2017
Festival du Cinéma Québécois des Grands Lacs, France, October 2017