, the debut feature from
director Jean-Marc Vallee
, dominated last
night's Canadian film awards (known as the Genies), picking up trophies in 10 of the 12 categories in which it was
nominated. In addition to garnering the best director and best screenplay awards for Vallee, the film also was named
best picture of the year, and star Michel Cote
the award for best actor. The movie is about a family with five sons (the title is composed of their first initials)
living in 1970s Montreal, and focuses primarily on Zach, whose sexual confusion is just one of the things that sets him
apart from his "testosterone-fueled siblings." With the support of his mother and lots and lots of music, Zach
learns to deal with his lot in life, as well as the expectations of his traditional father (who is played by Cote).
Described as "exuberant," the film just happens to be showing this week at MoMA as part of their Canadian Front
series of new Canadian films
- I don't know about you other New Yorkers, but I'm totally going.