Nô (1998)


(out of 5)

Wonderful film about the turbulent moment in history when the Fronte du Liberation Quebec took over Montreal, forcing Pierre Trudeau to send in the Canadian army to keep the peace.  plays a theatre actress who escapes the bedlam for a while by performing in a play during the Japanese World Exposition and, while there, befriends political liaisons. Her boyfriend, meanwhile, is a guerilla fighter back home keeping residents of Montreal in constant terror. The title is a pun on both Quebec’s feeling to the endless referendum regarding its political fate, and the elegant style of Noh Theatre that the characters experience while visiting Japan.


Directed by

Screenplay by Robert Lepage,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1998

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Canadian Screen Award (Genie Award) Nominations
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Anne-Marie Cadieux)
Best Screenplay
Best Achievement in Costume Design

Toronto Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Canadian Film



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