Gabrielle (2013 film)


Film poster
Directed by Louise Archambault
Written by Louise Archambault
Cinematography Mathieu Laverdière
Release dates
  • 12 August 2013 (2013-08-12) (Locarno)
  • 9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) (TIFF)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Gabrielle is a 2013 Canadian drama film directed by Louise Archambault.[1] It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] The film was first shown at the Locarno International Film Festival on 12 August 2013[3] where it won the Audience Award.[4]

The film stars Gabrielle Marion-Rivard as Gabrielle, a young woman with Williams syndrome who participates in a choir of developmentally disabled adults,[5] and begins a romantic relationship with her choirmate Martin (Alexandre Landry) while the choir prepares for an upcoming engagement singing backing vocals for Robert Charlebois.[6]

The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards,[7][8] but it was not nominated. The film was also a finalist for Best Canadian Film at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2013, alongside The Dirties and the eventual winner, Watermark.[9]

The film garnered six Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Marion-Rivard), Best Supporting Actor (Landry), Best Editing (Richard Comeau), Best Sound (Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Pierre Bertrand) and Best Sound Editing (Sylvain Bellemare).[10] It won the awards for Best Picture and Best Actress.[11]


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