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Familia (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 August 2006 (France)
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This emotionally-charged story of mothers and daughters explores beauty, addiction, and family. It asks the question--is it possible to change your destiny? Canada. French w/Eng. subtitles. Winner - Toronto FF, Winner Canadian Oscars.

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Louise Archambault
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvie Moreau ... Michèle
Macha Grenon ... Janine
Juliette Gosselin ... Gabrielle
Mylène St-Sauveur ... Marguerite
Micheline Lanctôt ... Madeleine
Patricia Nolin ... Estelle
Paul Savoie ... Lucien
Vincent Graton ... Charles
Emily Holmes ... Kate
Xavier Morin-Lefort Xavier Morin-Lefort ... Olivier
Jacques L'Heureux ... François
Norman Helms Norman Helms ... Francis
Sonia Vigneault ... Laurence
Alexandre Côté Alexandre Côté ... Anthony
Claude Despins ... Scott
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This emotionally-charged story of mothers and daughters explores beauty, addiction, and family. It asks the question--is it possible to change your destiny? Canada. French w/Eng. subtitles. Winner - Toronto FF, Winner Canadian Oscars.

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Every family has its secrets.

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Incroyable!!!
14 March 2006 | by dctrevettSee all my reviews

This is how they made them in the 70's, the golden era of film-making, in my opinion. No easy answers. No resolution. The ending packs a wallop, unlike few I have seen. More questions than answers. Real people, real life unfolding before you. Unflinching emotions. Through most of the film, I thought Sylvie Moreau was giving the knockout performance. Then Macha Grenon blindsided me with her power in the final quarter. Everyone should see this, but unfortunately, because it is not a mainstream American film, it will not be seen by nearly enough of us. Bravo to everyone involved. I haven't seen C.R.A.Z.Y. yet, and I will this weekend, but it will have to be incredible to be better than this one, at least for me.


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Official Sites:

Christal Films

Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 August 2006 (France) See more »

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$2,365
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