Lilies (Les Feluettes)

BB

(out of 5)


Dull film adapted from a dull play about young love among French Canadian men with all the roles, including the women, performed (as in the original play) by men. In 1950s Quebec, a priest begins to hear a confession from a stranger but ends up being confronted by the man whose life he ruined many years ago when he meddled in the love affair that the confessor carried on with a fellow classmate. The meddling ended up in murder and a wrongful jail sentence, and now it is time for the cowardly priest to pay dearly for it. Director John Greyson has graduated from the grungy filmmaking of Zero Patience with this artistic period piece, but bad acting from the cast and a weak script keep it from being too impressive.


Triptych Media, Galafilm Productions

Canada, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play Les Feluettes, ou La Repetition d’une Drame Romantique

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 1996

 

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