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Canada’s Top Ten: Nelly

Thu & Fri, Apr 13 & 14 / 9 pm
Sat Apr 15 / 7 pm
Sat, Apr 22 / 7 pm
Sun, Apr 23 / 3 pm
Directed by Anne Émond
2016, Canada, 100 min
French with English subtitles

In 2001, one of the most controversial writers in Quebec history, Nelly Arcan, published Putain (Whore), a tale of prostitution based on her own experience in the trade and it caused a sensation in literary circles. Émond’s onscreen Nelly is a composite of Arcan’s many personas and fictional characters and is brought to life in an astonishing performance by Mylène Mackay.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival – Now in its 16th year, Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival highlights the best features, shorts, and student shorts from across the country. The breadth of programming selected by  filmmakers, programmers, critics, and industry professionals represents the creative strength of the country’s best cinema.

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Anne Émond’s Nelly will haunt you...Mylène Mackay plays all these characters (save for the youngest) in a tour de force performance. She is sultry, poised... saucy and strong. As the shards of Arcan’s tragic life collide, it’s impossible to leave without the impact of Nelly embedded in one’s mind, haunted for days to come.
- Pat Mullen, Cinemablographer
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