WINNER - Audience Award, Locarno International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival 2014

From the Academy Award-nominated producers of Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar

“A deeply affecting tale of difference, dignity and the healing power of song”. The Montreal Gazette


Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are “different,” their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepare for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must still confront other people’s prejudices as well as her own limitations in the hope of experiencing an extraordinary love with Martin.

Country of Origin: Canada

Language: French w/ English subtitles

Duration: 102 minutes

Rating: M

Director: Louise Archambault

Starring: Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Robert Charlebois

Australian release: June 19, 2014

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“Delightful newcomer Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, who actually has Williams syndrome and plays a semi-autobiographical role, is a natural and superb theater actor. Alexandre Landry, who plays her lover, is equally beguiling.” Hollywood Reporter

FOUR STARS “It is impossible not to fall in love with "Gabrielle".” Le Journal du Dimanche

“The glowing Marion-Rivard, in her first role, appears to seamlessly navigate her thesping requirements, ably supported by professional actors Landry and Desormeaux-Poulin.” Variety

“The work of special needs actors and professionals is faultlessly integrated, and the film represents a fresh approach to a musical.” The Globe and Mail



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