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Plot, Details & Awards


R In Theaters 02/4/2005 , 95min.
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Plot & Details

Independent Canadian filmmaker Carl Bessai directs Emile, the final entry in his identity trilogy that started with Johnny and Lola. Ian McKellen plays Emile, a retired university professor who travels from England to his hometown in Canada in order to accept an educational honor. Visiting the family farm in Saskatchewan, he recalls his childhood relationships with brothers Freddy (Tygh Runyan) and Carl (Chris William Martin). He stays with his grown-up niece, Nadia (Deborah Kara Unger), who still hasn't forgiven him for his misdeeds of the past. Trying to make up for abandoning her, Emile develops an emotional bond with her daughter, Maria (Theo Crane). Emile premiered at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Run Time: 95min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 02/04/2005
  • DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
  • Distributor(s): Castle Hill
  • Director(s): Carl Bessai
  • Starring: Ian McKellen , Deborah Kara Unger , Theo Crane
  • Themes: Farm Life,Starting Over,Haunted By the Past,Sibling Relationships,Families in Crisis,Golden Years
  • Tone: Deliberate,Gentle,Heartwarming,Reflective,Somber,Stirring
  • Keywords: family-strife, niece, professor, reconciliation
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (02-04-2005)
  • Language: English

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Genie Awards Best Sound Jeff Carter Nominated
2004 Genie Awards Best Sound Brad Hillman Nominated
2004 Genie Awards Best Sound Miguel Nunes Nominated
2004 Genie Awards Best Actor Ian McKellen Nominated
2004 Genie Awards Best Sound Nicole Thompson Nominated

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