Nelly

Nelly

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101 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 9, 2016 (TIFF)
Release date: January 20, 2017
DVD release date: TBA
Distributor: Les Films Séville, Entertainment One

She was born Isabelle Fortier but whatever her beginnings she sought something very different from life and in this remarkable biopic director Anne Émond examines the life and times of prostitute and writer who grew up to become the very real Nelly Arcan. Arcan rocked the French literary world with her 2001 semi-autobiographical novel, Putain (Whore), based on her experiences as a call girl. The book became a huge success and was short-listed for several prizes. She went on to have a weekly column in Ici magazine and completed three more books, which dealt with power, gender, loneliness, the commodification of female beauty, and suicide. Nelly tragically died in 2009.

Trailer and poster courtesy of Les Films Séville.




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Crew:
Producer: Nicole Robert
Line Producer:

Pascal Bascaron
Naoufel Ben Youssef (France)
Thomas Buchwalder (France)

Director:

Anne Émond

Screenwriter:

Anne Émond

Cinematographer:

Josée Deshaies

Editor:

Mathieu Bouchard-Malo

Production Designer:

David Pelletier

Costume Designer:

Patricia McNeil

Cast:Roles:

Mylène MacKay
Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau
Mickaël Gouin
Sylvie Drapeau
Catherine Brunet
Marie-Claude Guérin
Marc Béland
Francis Ducharme
Francis Leplay
Emmanuel Schwartz




Nelly
Isabelle Fortier at 13
François
Suzanne
Peggy
Melina
Psychoanalyst
Journalist
Mathieu
Guillaume Rival