Mar 10, 2014
By Scott Walker
Quebec filmmakers dominated the Canadian Screen Awards last night.
Louise Archambault’s coming-of-age drama, Gabrielle, was named best film. It was also Canada’s official entry in the foreign-language film category at the Oscars.
Gabrielle stars first-time actress Gabrielle Marion-Rivard as a woman with the genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome who is a gifted musician. The syndrome causes developmental difficulties but people with the condition are often good at music. In real life, Marion-Rivard has Williams Syndrome.