27.9. - 6.10.2018

Nelly Canada 2016 | 101 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2016

Anne Émond

Anne Émond (*1982) received the Prix Claude-Jutra in 2012 for her debut film Nuit #1 for the year's best feature film by a first-time director. In 2015, Filmfest Hamburg showed her film Our Loved Ones, which was inspired by her own family history.

rated for 0 + years
Nelly has many faces. A celebrated and hotly discussed writer, she polarizes the French literary scene with an autobiographical novel in which she describes her experiences as a sex worker. Then there's the eccentric, glamorous Nelly, but also the Nelly plagued by self-doubt and angst that has almost manically tried to control her image ever since her first best-seller and that yearns for approval. All these aspects also appear in her books and the border between life and work is open. Even her death she pre-empts in a book. Nelly is an unusual biopic about the Quebec writer Nelly Arcan, who died in 2009. The film translates her multiple personas in different characters, played with intensity by Mylène Mackay. A kaleidoscopic portrait of talented, broken, beautiful and restless woman.


Orig. Title: Nelly
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Director: Anne Émond
Cast: Mylène Mackay, Mylia Corbeil-Gauvreau, Mickaël Gouin, Sylvie Drapeau, Catherine Brunet, Francis Leplay
Producer: Nicole Robert
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Dear Criminals
Camera: Josée Deshaies
Set Designer: David Pelletier
Cutter: Mathieu Bouchard Malo
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Seville International
Production: Films Nelly inc
contact: Ruby Rondina, Seville International: