104 minutes – Drama
Language: French, English subtitles,
Festival release date: August 12, 2013 – Locarno
Release date: September 20, 2013 (Québec)
Production company: micro_scope
Canadian Distributor: Entertainment One
Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are “different,” their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepare for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must still confront other people`s prejudices as well as her own limitations in the hope of experiencing a love far from the “ordinary”.
It was announced in late September 2013 that Gabrielle would be Canada’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Image and poster courtesy of Entertainment One.