Le Confessionnal
aka The Confessional
First screened and reviewed in May 2015
Director: Robert Lepage. Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Marie Gignac, Suzanne Clément, Normand Daneau, Lynda Beaulieu, Richard Fréchette, François Papineau, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Billy Merasty, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ron Burrage, Pascal Rollin, Paul Hébert. Screenplay: Robert Lepage.

Twitter Capsule: You'd call it Egoyanesque even if it weren't Canadian: heightened framing, arch tone, perverse and intricate plot.

VOR:   Exciting mix of narrative intricacy with presentational theatricality, even if both the convolutions and the boldface colorism are open to charges of affectation. Precocious debut.

Photo © 1995 Cinémaginaire/Enigma Films/Cinéa

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Genie Awards (Canadian Oscars): Best Picture; Best Director; Best Production Design (François Laplante); Claude Jutra Award

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