2003

Canada - France
99min - Super 35 mm - Color - Scope - Dolby SRD - Comedy drama
Original language :French / English

Cast

Rémy Girard
Stéphane Rousseau
Marie-Josée Croze
Marina Hands
Dorothée Berryman
Johanne Marie Tremblay
Pierre Curzi

Credits

Director: Denys Arcand

Producer : Denise Robert & Daniel Louis
Production Company : Cinemaginaire
Co-producer : Fabienne Vonier
Co-production Company : Pyramide Productions

Screenplay : Denys Arcand
Director of photography : Guy Dufaux
Sound : Patrick Rousseau
Music : Pierre Aviat
Editing : Isabelle Dedieu
Costumes : Denis Sperdouklis
Set : François Séguin

Festivals & Awards

2003 :
Cannes Film Fest - In Competition Best Screenplay Best Actress - Marie-Josée
Croze Moscow Film Fest
Munich Film Fest
Copenhagen Film Fest
Toronto Film Fest Opening Film City Award for Best Canadian Film
Pusan Film Fest
Jakarta Film Fest
Bergen Film Fest
Warsaw Film Fest
Sao Paulo Fest Opening Film
Valladolid Film Fest In Competition Winner of the "Audience Award"
Tapei Golden Horse Fest
Ljubljana Film Fest
European Film Awards Winner of : Best non-European film
National Board of Review Awards Winner of : Best Foreign Language Film

2004 :
Rotterdam Film Fest
Febiofest
Cesar Awards (National French Film Awards) Winner of Cesars for : Best Film Best Director Best Screenplay
Jutra Awards(Quebec) Winner of Jutras for : Best Film Best Director Best Screenplay Best Actress Marie-José Croze
Oscars Academy Awards Winner of : Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
David di Donatello (National Italian Film Awards) Winner of : Best Foreign Language Film
Belgrade Film Fest
Hong Kong Film Festival
Sofia Film Fest
Singapore Film Festival
Vilnius Film Festival
Jakarta French Film Fest Best film Best actress : Marie-Jose Croze Audience's prize

Barbarian Invasions (The)

Les invasions barbares

a film by :Denys Arcand

Rémy, divorced and in his early fifties, is hospitalized. His ex-wife, Louise, asks their son Sébastien to come home from London where he now lives. Sébastien hesitates; he and his father haven't had much to say to one another for years now. He relents, however, and flies to Montreal to help his mother and support his father. As soon as he arrives, Sébastien moves heaven and earth, brings his contacts into play and disrupts the system in every way possible to ease the ordeal that awaits Rémy. He also reunites the merry band that marked Rémy's past around his father's bedside: relatives, friends and former mistresses. What have they become in this age of "barbarian invasions"? Are the old irreverence, friendship and truculence still there? Do humor, hedonism and desire still inhabit their dreams? In the age of the barbarian invasions, the decline of the American empire continues.

French Synopsis :

Rémy, divorcé, la cinquantaine est à l'hôpital. Son ex-femme Louise rappelle d'urgence leur fils Sébastien, installé à Londres. Sébastien hésite - son père et lui n'ont plus rien à se dire depuis longtemps. Finalement, il accepte de revenir à Montréal pour aider sa mère et soutenir son père. Dès son arrivée, Sébastien remue ciel et terre, joue de ses relations, bouscule le système de toutes les manières possibles pour adoucir les épreuves qui attendent Rémy. Il ramène aussi au chevet de Rémy la joyeuse bande qui a marqué son passé : parents, amis et anciennes maîtresses. Que sont-ils devenus à l'heure des ""invasions barbares"" ? L'irrévérence, l'amitié et la truculence sont-elles toujours au rendez-vous ? L'humour, l'épicurisme, le désir peuplent-ils toujours leurs rêves ? A l'heure des invasions barbares, le déclin de l'empire américain continue.

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