French Title: Nelly
Genre: Drama, Biopic
Director: Anne Emond
Cast: Mylène Mackay, Mary-Claude Guerin, Catherine Brunet
Distributor: Seville International
Length: 101 min
Country: Canada (Québec)
Release: CT Premiere
Select Awards: Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection; Canadian Screen Awards Nomination: Best Cinematography, Best Costume De

A film inspired by the imaginative, turbulent life and work of Nelly Arcan (Mylène Mackay), a literary star in France and Québec who died in 2009 at the age of thirty-six…the portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl, and celebrity… several women in one, careening from exaltation to disenchantment and back again. The film mirrors Nelly’s volatile life and radical work, moving seamlessly between fact and fiction, as beautiful, jarring, and conflicted as the woman whose story it tells.

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