Director: Philippe FalardeauWriter(s): Philippe Falardeau
Star(s): Patrick Huard, Irdens Exantus, Suzanne Clément, Clémence Dufresne-Deslières
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.
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.
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- French Language with English Subtitles