As part of our partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), join us for the screening of Nelly by filmmaker Anne Émond, followed by an onstage conversation with special guests.
About the movie
One of the most controversial writers in Quebec history, Nelly Arcan published Putain in 2001, causing a sensation in literary circles with a tale of prostitution based on her own experience in the trade. But with the success of that debut novel came crushing anxieties, all of which found their way into her work. Émond writes the onscreen Nelly as a composite of Arcan’s many personas and her fictional characters, brought to life in an astounding, kaleidoscopic performance by Mylène Mackay.
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