MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA
GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE
2015, Films Distribution, 108 min, Dir: Philippe Falardeau

This nimble satire from writer-director Philippe Falardeau (MONSIEUR LAZHAR) won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Best Canadian Feature award. Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard) is a Member of Parliament from Quebec faced with breaking the tie in a vote on whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East; trying to maintain calm in the eye of the ensuing political storm is his new intern from Haiti, Souverain (Irdens Exantus).


FUNKYTOWN
2011, Seville Pictures, 132 min, Canada, Dir: Daniel Roby

Based on the life of TV celebrity and disco-scene fixture Bastien Lavallee, Quebecois director Daniel Roby’s slick telling of the proverbial fast lane in 1970s Montreal is a must-see for lovers of BOOGIE NIGHTS or SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Bastien (Quebec star Patrick Huard) lives a life too quick, risky and drug-fueled for his own good, and with the changing cultural landscape of Montreal through the Parti Quebecois coming to power, he finds the sparkling disco lights fading and his world spiraling dangerously out of control. Incredibly successful upon its January release in Quebec, FUNKYTOWN was the province’s top box-office title for the first half of 2011! In French with English subtitles.


STARBUCK
2011, Les Films Christal, 109 min, Canada, Dir: Ken Scott

Capitalizing with pleasing relish on the recent "Donor Dad" trend in comedies, director Ken Scott's charmingly funny tale about David Wozniak (Quebec star Patrick Huard), who during his early manhood was the anonymous inseminator of 533 women under the pseudonym Starbuck, is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Now nearing middle age and past his sperm-donating phase, David finds himself being contacted by 142 of his children; while some of the kids may be all right, they sure are hard to integrate into his hilariously stunted man-child lifestyle. Don’t miss one of Quebec’s most successful movies of summer 2011! In French with English subtitles.


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