30.09. - 09.10.2021

Nelly Canada 2016 | 101 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Anne Émond

In 2012, ANNE ÉMOND (*1982) won a Jutra, the most important film prize in Québec, for Nuit #1 for the best debut feature. In 2015, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed her film Our Loved Ones and in 2016 Nelly.

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.


Original title: Nelly
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Anne Émond
Screenplay: Anne Émond
Cast: Mylène Mackay, Mylia Corbeil-Gauvreau, Mickaël Gouin, Sylvie Drapeau, Catherine Brunet, Francis Leplay
Producer: Nicole Robert
Director of Photography: Josée Deshaies
Music: Dear Criminals
Production Design: David Pelletier
Editor: Mathieu Bouchard Malo
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Seville International
Production: Films Nelly inc
Contact: Ruby Rondina, Seville International:


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