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Plot, Details & Awards

Silk

(2007)

Rated R for sexuality and nudity.

R In Theaters 09/14/2007 , 109min.
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Plot & Details

Francois Girard's adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's novel Silk stars Michael Pitt as a young Frenchman who travels to Japan at the request of a wealthy silkworm magnate who asks him to smuggle back some new worms. The mission succeeds, and this allows the man to live in great comfort with his wife (Keira Knightley). After a few years, they are unable to conceive a child, a situation that leads to the man taking on a lover during his subsequent visits to Japan.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Carlo Poggioli Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Art Direction/Production Design François Séguin Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Olivier Calvert Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Bernard Gariepy Strobl Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Claude La Haye Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Sound Hans Peter Strobl Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Original Score Ryuichi Sakamoto Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Cinematography Alain Dostie Nominated
2007 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Kazuko Kurosawa Nominated

Tokyo International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Tokyo International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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