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GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE

(2016)
108 mins | Comedy | Social Justice |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandNR
Nova ScotiaNR
P.E.I.NR
New BrunswickNR
Quebec13+
Ontario14A
ManitobaNR
SaskatchewanNR
AlbertaNR
British ColumbiaNR
Northwest TerritoriesNR
NunavutNR
YukonNR

Director: Philippe Falardeau

Writer(s): Philippe Falardeau

Star(s): Patrick Huard, Irdens Exantus, Suzanne Clément, Clémence Dufresne-Deslières

Synopsis:

Oh boy – independent politician Steve Guibord (Huard) is in the hot seat! He’d better make up his mind, as he holds the swing vote on Canada’s decision to go to war in the Middle East, and the pressure’s on from both sides of Parliament — and from his wife and daughter.

With all eyes on him, Guibord’s closest ally becomes Souverain (Exantus), his naïve intern from Haiti, who commands the situation with playful quips, charming idealism and a good dose of humour.

Written and directed by Oscar nominee Philippe Falardeau, Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre’s satirical spin is a fun — and relevant — political farce. The film was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture, and earned the Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.


    About the Director

    Philippe Falardeau

    Quebecois director/screenwriter Falardeau’s film Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and won six Genies. Falardeau has won more than 32 international awards for his films, including La moitié gauche du frigo; C’est pas moi, je le jure!; The Good Lie and political satire Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre. His most recent project is 2016’s Chuck, inspired by the life of boxer Chuck Wepner.

    GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE

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    Screening Language Options:
    • French Language with English Subtitles

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