A few days before its theatrical release, the Quebec film Bungalow, starring Sonia Cordeau and Guillaume Cyr, has just won the Grand Jury Prize at the Canadian Film Festival in Dieppe, France.
The feature film by Lawrence Côté-Collins, which will be released on April 7, tells the story of a couple who buys a bungalow to make it their dream home. The project, punctuated by bad decisions, will turn into a nightmare.
Bungalow is not the only Quebec work to have caught the attention of the jury during the festival, which was held from March 23 to 26. The 12 works of Imelda, by Martin Villeneuve, is also among the winners.
The director who also plays the title role of the film, that of his paternal grandmother, won the prize for male interpretation.
In December, the comedy released last fall won the Borsos prize for best editing at the Whistler Film Festival.
Filmed over a period of nine years and “without any budget”, The 12 Works of Imelda recounts the last twelve years of the life of Imelda Turcotte Villeneuve, from the age of 89 to 101 years old.
Michel Barrette, Robert Lepage, Anne-Marie Cadieux and Ginette Reno are part of the cast of this film which colleague Jean Siag described as “both funny and dramatic, and completely confusing”.