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Gabrielle
Canada - 2013 - 104' - Colour - DCP - French
“At the beginning she is a child and at the end she is a woman… I wanted something very sensual, like pure love, like the first time, but a beautiful first time.”
Gabrielle
Most likely the sweetest, most sensual and most innocent love story of the year.

Gabrielle is a glowing 25-year-old woman with Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder marked by cognitive underdevelopment as well as

gregariousness and advanced musical skills. She lives in a group home, with her friends, among whom is her love, Martin. When Gabrielle and Martin

want to explore their feelings for one another physically, they are faced with the restrictions of the institution they’re living in. For Martin’s mother

too, physical manifestations of their love are not acceptable. As Gabrielle awakens to her intimate cravings, her journey to independence will also

begin. Gabrielle moves with the sweetest of rhythms, dancing between themes of innocence, independence and sexual freedom. This dance will most

likely make it the unforgettable love story of this year.

Festivals
2013 Locarno Audience Award / 2013 Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton
About the Director

Louise Archambault studied film at Concordia University. Her

first feature was Familia (2005), which premiered at Toronto Film

Festival and won the Best Canadian First Feature Film award.

Gabrielle (2013) is her latest film.

SCREENINGS
  • !f istanbul
  • !f ankara
  • !f izmir
  • İstanbul screening date(s) of this film is to be announced.
  • This film won't be screened in Ankara.
  • This film won't be screened in Izmir.
CREDITS
  • Director
    LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT
  • Screenplay
    LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT
  • Cinematography
    ATHIEU LAVERDIÈRE
  • Editing
    RICHARD COMEAU
  • Music
    FRANÇOIS LAFONTAINE
  • Cast
    GABRIELLE MARION-RIVARD, ALEXANDRE LANDRY, MÉLISSA DÉSORMEAUX-POULIN
  • Producer
    KIM MCCRAW, LUC DÉRY
  • Production Co.
    MICRO_SCOPE
  • Distributor
    CALINOS FILMS