Gabrielle

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    Gabrielle

    Directed by

    Canada

    2013

    104 min

    • French

    Drama

    Toronto IFFCanadian Submission for the Academy Awards

    Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are "different," their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepare for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must still confront other people's prejudices as well as her own limitations in the hope of experiencing a love far from the "ordinary".

    Awards

    • Best Actress Special Mention for Gabrielle Marion-Rivard & Alexandre Landry - Namur IFF
    • Best Actor for Alexandre Landry - Gijon IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Gabrielle Marion-Rivard
    Alexandre Landry
    Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin
    Screenplay
    Louise Archambault
    Cinematography
    Mathieu Laverdière
    Editing
    Richard Comeau
    Music
    François Lafontaine
    Production
    MICRO_SCOPE
    Sales
    WAZABI FILMS

    Press

    Louise Archambault

    Louise Archambault

    Canada

    Screenwriter and director, Louise Archambault, made her debut with the internationally acclaimed film ATOMIC SAKÉ (2001), winning many prizes such as the Jutra for Best Short Film. Her first feature film FAMILIA (2005) gained many international sales and prizes such as Best Canadian First Feature Film at TIFF and received a Genie Award for a first film. In addition to directing episodes of the TV series LA GALÈRE (2013), NOUVELLE ADRESSE (2014), broadcasted on Ici Radio-Canada, and THIS LIFE (2015), broadcasted on CBC, Louise launched her 2nd film GABRIELLE (2013) at the Locarno International Film Festival (audience award). The film, selected to represent Canada at the Oscars and the Golden Globes in 2014, won many international prizes and was sold in more than 20 different territories. In 2014, Louise was named Personality of the Year by La Presse/I- ci Radio-Canada, in the arts and entertainment category. In 2019, she directed AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN, her 3rd Feature Film, title selected at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019, San Sebastian Film Festival 2019 and Göteborg Film Festival 2020.

    Selected Filmography