Starlight: The Canadian Movie Channel
Example of a weekly program schedule
|| Les Plouffe
|| The Falls
|| Sam and Me
|| Tectonic Plates
|| The Kidnapping of the President
|| The Dog Who Stopped the War
|| Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang (1978)
|| Possible Worlds
|| The Last Chase
|| The Peanut Butter Solution
|| Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang (1999)
|| Le Crime d’Ovide Plouffe
|| Wiebo’s War
|| Bollywood Hollywood
|| Running Brave
|| The Hounds of Notre Dame
|| Jesus of Montreal
|| Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson
|| La face cachée de la lune
|| Fish Hawk
|| Saint Ralph
|| Joyeux Calvaire
|| Nature Unleashed: Earthquake
|| Gross Misconduct
|| Long Day’s Journey Into Night
|| My Babysitter’s a Vampire
|| Luna: Spirit of the Whale
|| The Terry Fox Story
|| Bon Cop,
|| Grey Owl
|| China Heavyweight
|| The Rowdyman
|| The Grey Fox
|| I, Claudia
|| Speed Zone
|| Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
|| Away From Her
|| Billy Bishop Goes to War
|| The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
|| Up the Yangtze
|| Fast Company
||Movie Intro Director Showcase
||Movie Intro Great Docs
||Movie Intro From Quebec
||Movie Intro Stage to Screen
||Movie Intro Genre Movies
||Movie Intro Award Winners
||Movie Intro Page to Screen
|| The Sweet Hereafter
|| Manufactured Landscapes
|| The Decline of the American Empire
|| Monsieur Lazhar
|| Barney’s Version
|| Manufacturing Consent: N. Chomsky and the Media
|| The Barbarian Invasions
|| Bethune: The Making of a Hero
|| Two Solitudes
|| The Adjuster
|| The Corporation
|| I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing
|| In Praise of Older Women
|| Love and Human Remains
|| When Night is Falling
|| Felicia’s Journey
|| Inside Lara Roxx
|| L’ange et la femme
Les Plouffe (The Plouffe Family) (1981, directed by Gilles Carle, with Emile Genest, Denise Filiatrault, Gabriel Arcand) A resonant look at Quebec society circa WWII, based on Roger Lemelin’s extremely popular radio series and subsequent teleroman.
The Falls (1991, directed by Kevin McMahon) Genie nominated look at the wonder of Niagara Falls and the polluted fallout present in the socalled Love Canal housing development on the American side.
Sam and Me (1991, directed by Deepa Mehta, with Ranjit Chowdry and Heath Lamberts) Cultures collide as an East Indian doctor comes to Toronto and ends up taking care of an elderly Jewish man. Won a Golden Camera Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tectonic Plates (1992, directed by Peter Mettler, based on a play by Robert Lepage, with Robert Lepage and Céline Bonnier) An art historian visits Venice to find a path through a frustrating romance. Genie winner for Art Direction.
The Kidnapping of the President (1980, directed by George Mendeluk, with William Shatner, Hal Holbrook and Ava Gardner) Terrorists brazenly kidnap the US President in a film clearly shot in front of Toronto’s distinctive City Hall. Genie nominations for Editing and Sound, this is typical tax shelter era filmmaking.
The Dog Who Stopped the War (La guerre des tuques) (directed by André Melançon, with Julien Elie and Cédric Jourde) The first of producer Rock Demers’ family themed Tales for All, this is a heartwarming story about kids who build snow forts and learn the futility of conflict. Nominated for six Genies and winner of the Golden Reel Award.
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1977, directed by Theodore J. Flicker, with Alex Karras and Guy L’Ecuyer) Based on Mordecai Richler’s story about a boy who gets sent to children’s prison where he is confronted by the dreaded Hooded Fang.
Waterlife (2009, directed by Kevin McMahon) Follow-up to The Falls looks at the great beauty and environmental challenges surrounding the Great Lakes. Won the Best Cinematography Award for a Documentary from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.
Camilla (1994, directed by Deepa Mehta, with Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Bridget Fonda) Severely re-edited by US distributor Harvey Weinstein, this is essentially a US to Toronto road movie featuring a beautiful final film performance by actress Jessica Tandy. «A warm, funny road movie» Variety. «Tandy is delightful» LA Times. Written by Paul Quarrington.
Possible Worlds (2000, directed by Robert Lepage, based on a play by John Mighton, with Tilda Swinton and Tom McCamus) Nominated for Best Picture and Best Direction Genies. The boundaries of consciousness are explored as a man slips in and out of other peoples’ lives. Surreal existentialism, overlaid with a police investigation into a murder.
The Last Chase (1980, directed by Martyn Burke, with Lee Majors, Chris Makepeace and Moses Znaimer) Futuristic tale of a cross country highway trek during a time of oil paucity. Played numerous drive-in double-bills, along with Kidnapping of the President, through US distributor Crown-International.
The Peanut Butter Solution (directed by Michael Rubbo, with Helen Hughes and Matthew MacKay) The second entry in the Tales for All series, this one concerns a bald-headed boy who learns that applying peanut butter to his scalp results in follicle growth. Nominated for two Genies for songs by Celine Dion written by Lewis Furey.
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999, directed by George Bloomfield, with Gary Busey, Mark McKinney and Miranda Richardson) Superior remake of Mordecai Richler’s classic children’s tale was nominated for four Genies.
Le Crime d’Ovide Plouffe (aka Les Plouffe II) (1984, directed by Denys Arcand, with Gabriel Arcand, Pierre Curzi, Denise Filiatrault) Set in Quebec City during the 1950s, the «film is consistently entertaining, affectionate and funny» (Gerald Pratley, A Century of Canadian Cinema).
Wiebo’s War (2011, directed by David York) A study of Wiebo Ludwig, a fundamentalist Christian sect leader accused of waging war against the oil and gas companies that infringe on his land. Nominated for a Genie Award.
Bollywood Hollywood (directed by Deepa Mehta, with Lisa Ray and Jessica Pare) A Bollywood style romance/musical transplanted to Toronto is great fun and won the Genie for Best Screenplay.
Alegria (1998, directed by Franco Dragone, with Frank Langella, René Bazinet) Loosely based on the 1994 Cirque du Soleil stage presentation, this concerns a suicidal street mime who is inspired to go on living by a street person and a beautiful singer. Dragone has directed most of Cirque’s stage shows over the years. Four Genie nominations and a Jutra win for Best Music Score.
Highpoint (1980, directed by Peter Carter, with Richard Harris and Christopher Plummer) . An accountant gets enmeshed in CIA intrigue in this thriller that features some major stunt work off the top of the CN Tower. Tax shelter movies took director Carter a long way from The Rowdyman.
Running Brave (directed by D.S. Everett (Don Shebib), with Robby Benson, Graham Greene and August Schellenberg) Financed with Canadian Cree money, this Walt Disney release tells the true story of American Indian Billy Mills, the only American to ever win the Olympic 100 yard dash event. Shebib, the director of the classic Goin’ Down the Road, had his name removed from the credits when the film was re-edited over his objections.
The Hounds of Notre Dame (1981, directed by Zale Dalen, with Thomas Peacock and Frances Hyland) Set in post-depression Regina, this is the true story of legendary Father Athol Murray, who founded Notre Dame College. Nine Genie nominations, and one win for Best Actor.
Jesus of Montreal (1989, directed by Denys Arcand, with Lothaire Bluteau, Remy Girard, Robert Lepage) A pointed satire about an actor hired to put on a Passion Play under the cross during Montreal’s summer tourist season, this won a special Jury award at Cannes.
Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011, directed by Trish Dolman), Fascinating study of Paul Watson, a controversial co-founder of Greenpeace, who broke off from that group to pursue more violent forms of resistance to international whaling treaty violators.
Water (2005, directed by Deepa Mehta, with Lisa Ray, John Abraham and Seema Biswas) A very critical drama focusing on the social ostracism of widows in India, this film was short-listed for the Oscars and won Best Actress at the Genie Awards.
La face cachée de la lune (The Far Side of the Moon) (2003, directed by Robert Lepage, based on his play, with Robert Lepage, Anne-Marie Cadieux and Céline Bonnier) Following the death of his
mother, a man tries to reconcile with his estranged brother. Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Berlin Film Festival and a Genie for Best Direction.
High-Ballin’ (1978, directed by Peter Carter, with Peter Fonda, Jerry Reed and Helen Shaver) Producer Jon Slan’s first feature, this was released at the peak of the CB/car chase movie craze popularized by Smokey and the Bandit. Released by American-International on the US drive-in circuit, this was immensely profitable, as it featured the star of Easy Rider.
Fish Hawk (1979, directed by Don Shebib, with Will Sampson and Don Francks) An unlikely friendship with a young farm boy inspires an alcoholic First Nations member to mend his ways. Nominated for five Genie awards.
Saint Ralph (2004, directed by Michael McGowan, with Campbell Scott, Gordon Pinsent and Jennifer Tilly) Remarkable story of Ralph Walker, a ninthgrader who outran everybody in the 1954 Boston marathon. Five Genie nominations.
Joyeux Calvaire (Poverty and Other Delights) (1997, directed by Denys Arcand, with Gaston Lepage, André Melançon) Made for TV in Quebec, but released theatrically in English Canada, this Canada-France co-production is a funny but trenchant study of street people.
Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (2005, directed by Tibor Takacs) One of five tv movies produced in 2004-2005 dealing with natural disasters unleashed by the ferocity of the forces of nature run amok. Avalanche, fire, tornado and volcano make up the other four eco-thrillers.
Gross Misconduct (1992, directed by Atom Egoyan from a screenplay by Paul Gross, with Daniel Kash and Peter McNeil) TV movie biography of Brian Spencer, an NHL star with a tragic personal life. Nominated for four Gemini Awards.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1996, directed by David Wellington, based on a play by Eugene O’Neill, with Martha Henry, William Hutt, Tom McCamus and Martha Burns) The Tyrone family’s many secrets are revealed in this film version of the acclaimed Stratford Ontario stage production. Nominated for Best Picture Genie, and various acting awards, produced for TV’s Great Performances series, but released theatrically first.
My Babysitter’s a Vampire (2011, directed by Bruce McDonald, with Matthew Knight, Atticus Dean Mitchell and Vanessa Morgan) A campy teen action comedy. The name says it all.
Luna: Spirit of the Whale (2007, directed by Don McBrearty, with Adam Beach, Graham Greene and Jason Priestley) A true story of a baby orca whale trapped in Puget Sound (see the documentary The Whale), this TV movie tells the story from the perspective of a native Canadian returning to his hometown as the events unfold. Nominated for two Geminis and three Leo Awards.
The Terry Fox Story (1983, directed by Ralph Thomas, with Robert Duvall and Eric Fryer) True inspiring story of cancer-amputee Terry Fox’s cross-Canada trek to raise money for cancer research. Winner of six Genies including Best Picture, and nominated for an ACE Award in the US where it ran first on cable.
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006, directed by Erik Canuel, with Colm Feore and Patrick Huard). Highest grossing Canadian film of all time, literally places two mismatched cops in the middle of the chasm separating the ‘two solitudes’ as they squabble over how to solve a case involving a body found draped over the sign separating Ontario and Québec. Genie winner for Best Picture.
Meatballs (1979, directed by Ivan Reitman, with Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin and Kate Lynch) Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp. Winner of a Golden Reel Award and two Genies.
Grey Owl (1999, directed by Sir Richard Attenborough, with Pierce Brosnan and Annie Galipeau) True story of an Englishman named Archibald Belaney, who assumed the persona of an environmentally friendly North American Indian, and toured Europe as an exotic spokesperson for the beauty of Canadian nature. His true identity was kept a secret by the North Bay newspaper that uncovered his ruse until after his death. Genie winner for Best Costume Design. «A very human and perceptive work» Gerald Pratley, ibid.
China Heavyweight (2112, directed by Yung Chang) From the director of the hit Up the Yangtze, comes this interesting study of youths from a town in Southwestern China hoping to make it big in
boxing, a sport outlawed in China for over 35 years under Mao Tse Tung.
The Rowdyman (1972, directed by Peter Carter, with Gordon Pinsent and Linda Goranson). Pinsent wrote this penultimate portrayal of a Newfie rascal who refuses to grow up and pays the price. Pinsent won an Etrog for Best Actor. Produced by Budge Crawley. A true Canadian classic.
The Grey Fox (1982, directed by Philip Borsos, with Richard Farnsworth and Jackie Burroughs) An aging stagecoach robber moves to Canada to rob trains in this Canadian classic that received thirteen Genie nominations and won six including Best Picture. Also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.
I, Claudia (2004, directed by Chris Abraham, based on a one-woman play by Kristen Thomson) A tour de force performance by Kristen Thomson anchors this one woman play, using masks and performance to create a variety of female characters at various stages in their lives. Winner of the ACTRA Award and the Gemini Award for Best Actress.
Speed Zone (1989, directed by Jim Drake, with John Candy, Eugene Levy and Joe Flaherty) Stunt work and slapstick comedy are the highlights of this look at an illegal US cross-country road race. Winner of three Razzie Awards, including one for Supporting Actress Brooke Shields.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2000, directed by Zacharias Kunuk, with Sylvia Ivalu and Natar Ungalaaq) The world’s first Inuit directed feature film, this won a major award at Cannes, the first time the Inuktituk language was heard spoken inside the Grand Palais. The story deals with shaman legends and confronting fears. A naked run across the frozen Arctic landscape is an image of fear not soon forgotten. Winner of six Genie awards including Best Picture.
Starbuck (2011, directed by Ken Scott, with Patrick Huard) a huge hit in Quebec, Huard plays an average shmoe who has fathered over three hundred children by regularly donating to a sperm bank when he was younger. Has inspired both a Hollywood and a Bollywood remake.
Away From Her (2006, directed by Sarah Polley, with Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent) A sensitive portrait of an aging couple coping with Alzheimer’s. Christie won an Oscar nomination, and both leads won Genies. Polley’s first feature, based on a short story by Alice Munro, also won the Best Picture Genie.
Billy Bishop Goes to War (2010, directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, with Eric Peterson and John Gray). Previously shot in 1982, this classic mix of music and spoken word, an homage to the feted Canadian flying ace, takes on more poignancy with the advancing age of its performers. Directed by Emmy Award winning Sweete.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974, directed by Ted Kotcheff, with Richard Dreyfuss and Micheline Lanctot) Remarkably successful adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s seminal story about a 1940s Montreal Jewish kid trying to make it big in the world. Oscar nominated for Best Screenplay, and winner of the Etrog for Best Film of the Year.
Up the Yangtze (2007, directed by Yung Chang) a look at the massive Three Gorges Dam project in China, and how the changing face of China affects the lives of a some tour boat workers on the river. Genie winner for Best Documentary.
Fast Company (1979, directed by David Cronenberg, with William Smith, Claudia Jennings and Nicholas Campbell) In the midst of establishing his growing reputation as a master of internalized horror, Cronenberg subverted expectations and knocked off this barely released thriller about car racing in Edmonton.
The Sweet Hereafter (1996, directed by Atom Egoyan, based on the novel by Russell Banks, with Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood and Ian Holm) A town is devastated when a school-bus accident kills most of the local children. Oscar nominated for Screenplay and Direction.
Manufactured Landscapes (2006, directed by Jennifer Baichwal) A look at artist Edward Burtynsky and his focus on the abstract beauty of industrial blight. The opening tracking shot of a football field-sized Chinese assembly plant with hundreds of workers is unforgettable. Genie winner for Best Doc.
The Decline of the American Empire (1986, directed by Denys Arcand, with Pierre Curzi, Remy Girard, Dominique Michel) International acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film followed this funny, pointed study of disillusioned bourgeois university professors. Genie winner for Best Picture and Best Director.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011, directed by Philippe Falardeau, based on a play by Evelynne de la Chenelière, with Mohamed Fellag and Sophie Nélisse) Heartwarming story of an refugee immigrant who takes over a traumatized classroom following the suicide of a teacher. Oscar short-listed for Best Foreign-language film, and winner of the Genie award for Best Picture and Best Director, also Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
Shivers (They Came From Within, The Parasite Murders) (1975, David Cronenberg, with Susan Petrie and Joy Coghill) This low-budget horror tale about apartment building residents attacked by slimy parasites coming from the pipes in the building started it all for director Cronenberg. The major themes of his subsequent work are all here, however.
Passchendaele (2008, directed by Paul Gross, with Paul Gross and Caroline Dhavernas) An epic retelling of one man’s courageous acts during the battle of Passchendaele in WWI. A rare Canadian attempt at epic filmmaking, winner of five Genie awards including Best Picture and the Golden Reel Award.
Barney’s Version (2010, directed by Richard J. Lewis with Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike and Dustin Hoffman) Great performances highlight this sprawling look at the life of a narcissistic tv producer, based on Mordecai Richler’s novel. Nominated for 11 Genies, winner of seven. Also, a Best Actor Award at the Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination.
Rabid (Rage) (1977, directed by David Cronenberg, with Marilyn Chambers and Frank Moore) If you liked Shivers, you’ll love Rabid. The Ivory Snow porn queen from Behind the Green Door does credible work as a blood-sucking vixen who victimizes various willing would-be seducers around the Toronto area. CFDC (Telefilm’s predecessor) investment policies were criticized in Parliament as a direct result of government investment in this profitable but disturbing horror film.
Ararat (2002, directed by Atom Egoyan, with Charles Aznavour and Brent Carver) Best Picture Genie winner is an epic study of the Armenian genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Turks. The film was withdrawn from competition at Cannes following protests by the Turkish government, who continue to deny the genocide.
Manufacturing Consent: N. Chomsky and the Media (1992, directed by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick) In-depth conversation and analysis of media-critic Noam Chomsky’s thoughts about mass media today. Won the Peoples’ Choice awards at both the Toronto and the Vancouver Film Festivals.
The Barbarian Invasions (2003, directed by Denys Arcand, with Remy Girard, Marie-Josée Croze, Dorothée Berryman) Disillusionment turns to regret as the gang from Decline of the American Empire must confront their own mortality. This time, Arcand won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Incendies (2010, directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on a play by Wajdi Mouawad, with Lubna Azabal and Remy Girard) Following the death of their mother, two children investigate her tortuous past and the tragic legacies that conflict in the Middle East have left behind. Short-listed for a Best Foreign-language Oscar, winner of eight Genie awards and nine Jutras.
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990, directed by Philip Borsos, with Donald Sutherland and Helen Shaver) Beset by production problems, shot on location in China, at $30 million dollars, this was the
most expensive epic biography in Canadian film history up to that time. Nominated for five Geminis and four Genies, as this was a double-shoot with both a feature and a TV mini-series in mind. Winner for Best Costume Design.
Two Solitudes (1978, directed by Lionel Chetwynd, based on a bestselling novel by Hugh MacLennan, with Jean-Pierre Aumont, Stacy Keach and Gloria Carlin) The explosive story of the 1917 Canadian conscription crisis that divided Canadians across cultural lines and almost tore the country apart.
Scanners (1981, directed by David Cronenberg, with Michael Ironside and Jennifer O’Neill) Cronenberg’s cancer metaphors reach the brain, as scientists track down renegade experiment victims and blow up their heads in grisly fashion. Followed by two sequels directed by Christian Duguay and numerous spinoff movies such as the Scanner Cop series. A rare tax shelter era hit.
The Adjuster (1991, directed by Atom Egoyan, with Elias Koteas, Arsinée Khanjian and Maury Chaykin) A reflection on what makes everyone’s life unique. Told through the story of Noah, a kinky insurance adjuster, and his family. Won a Special Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival.
Gina (1975, directed by Denys Arcand, with Céline Lomez, Gabriel Arcand) Arcand transitioned from documentary to fictional filmmaker with this study of a stripper who hires striking thugs to violently avenge her rape in a motel room. «Strangely moving, disturbing and critical» (Gerald Pratley, ibid).
Lilies (1996, directed by John Greyson, based on a play by Michel Marc Bouchard, with Brent Carver and Marcel Sabourin) Set in 1952, a bishop is called to hear a prisoner’s confession, triggering flashbacks and repressed homosexual yearnings. A surprise Genie winner for Best Picture.
The Corporation (2003, directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott) Applying psychological evaluation criteria to the behaviour of large public corprations, this documentary concludes that multinational corporations are essentially psychopathic by nature in their single-minded pursuit of growth and profit above all other values. Genie for Best Doc.
Videodrome (1983, directed by David Cronenberg, with Deborah Harry, James Woods and Sonja Smits) Prophetic futuristic tale about an indie local tv station owner who becomes obsessed with a satellite channel he discovers that features brutal snuff films. TV station name was switched from CITY TV to Civic TV when Moses Znaimer got wind of the offensive subject matter. Anticipates the Internet of today. Won the Genie award for Best Direction.
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987, directed by Patricia Rozema, with Sheila McCarthy and Paule Baillargeon) A mousy art gallery assistant develops a crush on the gallery owner. Winner of the Youth Award at the Cannes Film Festival, nominated for nine Genie Awards and winner of two for acting. A low-budget hit that marked the arrival of a new generation of Ontario-based filmmaking talent.
In Praise of Older Women (1978, directed by George Kaczender, based on a novel by Stephen Vizinczey,with Tom Berenger, Karen Black and Helen Shaver) A Hungarian man lands in Montreal, where he pursues a number of erotic relationships. Notorious as the film that almost caused a riot at the Toronto Film Festival when the provincial censors tried to cut the film. Nominated for ten Etrogs, and winner of four.
Exotica (1994, directed by Atom Egoyan, with Don McKellar, Mia Kershner and Bruce Greenwood) Set in and around an exotic strip club called Exotica, this won a Best Picture Genie, as well the AVN (Adult Video News) Award for Best Alternative Adult Motion Picture.
Fantastica (1980, directed by Gilles Carle, with Carole Laure and Lewis Furey) Critically lambasted eco-musical was the opening film at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. Carle would go on to triumph with Les Plouffe the following year.
Love and Human Remains (1993, directed by Denys Arcand, based on the play by Brad Fraser, with Thomas Gibson and Mia Kirshner) Adrift, a group of young people in their 20s try to find their place in life during the turbulent 1990s. Genie winner for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Crash (1996, directed by David Cronenberg, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, with James Spader, Holly Hunter and Elias Koteas) Bored urbanites get their sexual jollies by staging dangerous car crashes. Winner of the Genie for Best Direction and Screenplay and winner of the Golden Reel Award for highest Canadian boxoffice, this is not to be confused with Paul Haggis’ Oscar winning movie of the same name.
When Night is Falling (1995, directed by Patricia Rozema, with Pascale Bussières. Henry Czerny and Rachael Crawford) A romantic attraction between a free-spirited carnival artist and an uptight woman results in uncontrollable passion between the two. Nominated for a Golden Bear award at Berlin and three Genies.
Suzanne (1980, directed by Robin Spry, based on a novel by Ronald Sutherland, with Jennifer Dale, Winston Rekert and Gabriel Arcand) Set in 1950s Montreal, a young girl marries a man she does not love in order to provide a home for her out-of-wedlock child. «A memorable Canadian film in every way» Gerald Pratley, ibid. Six Genie nominations.
Felicia’s Journey (1999, directed by Atom Egoyan from the novel by William Trevor, with Bob Hoskins and Elaine Cassidy) A pregnant Irish girl gets entangled in a serial killer’s web as she searches for the British soldier who impregnated her. In competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Inside Lara Roxx (2011, directed by Mia Donovan) from Montreal based Eyesteel Films, the producers of Up the Yangtze, comes this devastating portrait of a young Montreal porn starlet who immediately contacts AIDS during her first LA movie shoot, and her difficult attempts at rehabilitation.
L’ange et la femme (1977, directed by Gilles Carle, with Carole Laure and Lewis Furey) An angel takes possession of the body of a murdered woman, in this dark and erotic parable. Winner of the Critics’ Award at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival.