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Continental (2007)

(บรรยายอังกฤษ)

 

Directer: Stéphane Lafleur

Writter: Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne

(script consultant), Stéphane Lafleur

Running time:103 min  

Country: Canada Language: English | French
Genre: Comedy | Drama Subtitle: English
Starring: Marie-Ginette Guay ... Lucette Simoneau,
Gilbert Sicotte ... Marcel Beaudoin,
Fanny Mallette ... Chantal Lefebvre,
Réal Bossé ... Louis Girard, Pauline Martin ... Nicole,
Marie Brassard ... Diane, Denis Houle ... Denis,
Gary Boudreault ... Policier

 

ควรค่าน่าดูตรงที่ เป็นภาพยนตร์รางวัลBest Canadian First Feature Film จาก Toronto International Film Festival 2007

 

 

 

Storyline:

 

The lives of four people intertwine after the disappearance of a man who wanders into the forest.


Four people are affected by one man''s disappearance: Lucette, his wife, who anxiously awaits his return; Louis, a young father whose relationship with his wife is going through confusing times; Chantal, a hotel receptionist who dreams of sharing her life with someone else; Marcel, an ex-gambler confronted by the realities of aging.


Review:
Minimalist
"Continental--un film sans fusil" has a character who''s a night clerk in a exurban highway motor-hotel. "Do you get bored", she''s asked. "I like it quiet." And similarly in this film of hotel rooms, houses, kitchens, teeth, dances, buses, things are tidy, it''s "nice," even when there''s a risk of being a bit wild. The police have nothing to report, don''t call. What do you do when a baby is being goo-gooed and it starts to cry? When a bed is thumping in the next room? Everybody''s getting older, and at the end of the subdivisions, where the bus line ends, there are woods.

The story, the widescreen framing by Sara Mishara, the dialogue maintain the aesthetic of reduction. Is this a Canadian aesthetic? Look up a painting from English Canada by Alex Colville called "Pacific," where there *is* a gun on a table, and also a ruler.

I can''t by the way see the "sibling connections" someone else claims. There''s one couple together, another that phones, a third that may get together again, some who may need life insurance, and people who go out to practice the Continental.


Awards: 5 wins & 11 nominations.

Genie Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Nominated Genie Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design
André-Line Beauparlant 
Best Motion Picture
Luc Déry 
Kim McCraw 
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Gilbert Sicotte 
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Marie-Ginette Guay 
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Fanny Mallette 
 
Jutra Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Won Jutra Best Achievement in Directing (Meilleure Réalisation)
Stéphane Lafleur 
Best Film (Meilleur Film)
Luc Déry 
Kim McCraw 
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Meilleur Acteur de Soutien)
Réal Bossé 
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario)
Stéphane Lafleur 
Nominated Jutra Best Achievement in Art Direction (Meilleure Direction Artistique)
André-Line Beauparlant 
Best Achievement in Cinematography (Meilleure Direction de la Photographie)
Sara Mishara 
Best Achievement in Editing (Meilleur Montage)
Sophie Leblond 
Best Achievement in Sound (Meilleur Son)
Pierre Bertrand 
Sylvain Bellemare 
Bernard Gariépy Strobl 
 
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Nominated New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize Stéphane Lafleur 
 
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Nominated TFCA Award Best Canadian Film
Stéphane Lafleur 
 
Toronto International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2007 Won Best Canadian First Feature Film Stéphane Lafleur 
 


 



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