The Confessional Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for The Confessional the Movie

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Ambiguous psychological drama that's, in part, a homage to Alfred Hitchcock's 1952 film "I Confess," which was filmed in the same Quebec City locations. Pierre (Bluteau) returns to Quebec in 1989 for his father's funeral and to reunite with his adoptive brother Marc (Goyette). Marc's mother Rachel (who committed suicide shortly after his birth) refused to name his father, thought to be a priest, perhaps at the church where Hitchcock filmed his movie. Flashbacks depict the rotund director (Burrage) and his assistant (Scott Thomas) and their production. Lots of intriguing visuals, thanks to director Lepage's innovative stage background. French with subtitles.

Distribution

Not Yet Released

Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from Canadian, French, British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 1950s, Brothers & Sisters, Nuns & Priests, Behind the Scenes, Canada, Flashback, Period Piece: 1980s, Pregnant Pauses, Oldest Profession, Family Reunions
Screenplay
Robert Lepage
Cast
Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ron Burrage, Richard Frechette, Francois Papineau, Marie Gignac, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Normand Daneau, Suzanne Clement, Lynda Lepage-Beaulieu
Cinematography
Alan Dostie
Director
Robert Lepage
Music
Sacha Puttnam
Producer
Denise Robert, David Puttnam, Philippe Carcassonne, Cinemaginaire Inc.

Awards

Genie 1995: Art Dir./Set Dec., Director (Lepage), Film.

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