GABRIELLE - Winner of two Canadian Screen Awards and five Jutra Awards

GABRIELLE Starts Friday, April 18 in Miami at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Winner of two Canadian Screen Awards and five Jutra Awards, GABRIELLE, opens Friday, April 18 with an exclusive one-week Miami engagement at Coral Gables Art Cinema (260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL).  Director, Louise Archambault is to join the audience via a live skype Q&A opening night immediately after the 7:00pm film.

Gabrielle (Gabrielle Marion-Rivard) is a 22-year-old woman with Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that often slows cognitive skills while increasing sociability and musical talent. Gabrielle has a contagious joie de vivre and sings in a Montreal choir with other disabled adults, where she meets and falls in love with the dashingly handsome Martin (Alexandre Landry). The bliss of first love is interrupted, however, by Martin’s interfering mother, who worries that special needs individuals aren’t sufficiently fit for romantic relationships. What emerges in Louise Archambault’s sweet, unassuming and confidently directed film is a portrait of a young woman fighting, in her own way, for acceptance and independence, and for her right to experience life’s highs and lows–with joy, pain, confusion and eventual understanding.

In French with English subtitles.  From Entertainment One.

View the Trailer: http://youtu.be/H1_FkjD9I58

For Showtimes please visit the theater website:  http://www.gablescinema.com/

 

FILM AWARDS


WINNER of 2 Canadian Screen Awards
Best Motion Picture
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Gabrielle Marion-Rivard

 

WINNER of 5 Jutra Awards
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation) Louise Archambault
Best Supporting Actress (Meilleure Actrice de Soutien) Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin,
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario) Louise Archambault
Best Achievement in Editing (Meilleur Montage) Richard Comeau
Best International Motion Picture (Film s'étant le plus illustré à l'extérieur du Québec) Luc Déry, Kim McCraw