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GABRIELLE

(2013)
104 mins | Family & Family Relationships | Music, Media & Arts | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
Newfoundland14A
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
Ontario14A
ManitobaPG
Saskatchewan14A
Alberta14A
British Columbia14A
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
Yukon14A

Director: Louise Archambault

Writer(s): Louise Archambault

Star(s): Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin

Synopsis:

Canada’s foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2014, Gabrielle is a big-hearted drama
about a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a genuine and infectious zest
for life. Like most young adults, Gabrielle longs for independence, but when she falls in
love with a young man in her choir, both the families and social workers worry that the
two won’t be able to handle an adult relationship.

As the choir prepares for an important performance, Gabrielle must confront other
people’s prejudices with courage and overcome her own limitations.

“On the surface, it’s a simple love story: girl meets boy, girl likes boy, girl kisses boy. But Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle is much more…a deeply affecting tale of difference, dignity and the healing power of song.”
— T’cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette

  • Mature 11-12

About the Director

Louise Archambault

Montreal-based Archambault achieved success with her short film Atomic Saké. Her first feature, Familia, won her the Canadian Screen Award for Best Debut Feature, and Gabrielle was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards. Archambault also directed the 2017 TV series Catastrophe.

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Screening Language Options:
  • French Language with English Subtitles

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