Price Iris: the filmmakers to the honor

Prix Iris: les réalisatrices à l’honneur

The filmmakers are featured in the nominations of the prizes Iris which were unveiled Thursday afternoon. No less than six of the seven films nominated for the Iris for best film were made by women.

It is the drama It was raining birds, by Louise Archambault, who has obtained the most nominations, is thirteen. The wife of my brother of Monia Chokri follows with eleven citations, while the movie Mafia Inc of Podz has obtained ten. The films of The twentieth century by Matthew Rankin and Antigone , Sophie Deraspe have also made a beautiful figure with respectively nine and eight nominations.

The seven films nominated for the Iris for best film are : Antigone, Fabulous, The wife of my brother, Young Juliet, Kuessipan and Mafia Inc.

Monia Chokri, Matthew Rankin, Sophie Deraspe, Myriam Verreault (Kuessipan), and Guillaume de Fontenay (Sympathy with the devil) will compete for the prize of the best direction.

Scheduled for 7 June, the gala Quebec Cinema has been cancelled due to the pandemic of COVID-19. But the organization of Québec Cinema, said yesterday that it estimated at the moment the different tracks to be able to submit a price for Iris 2020 and celebrate the year of quebec cinema.

The main finalists :

Best film

  • Antigone
  • Fabulous
  • The wife of my brother
  • It was raining birds
  • Young Juliet
  • Kuessipan
  • Mafia Inc

Best first film

  • Mad Dog Labine
  • Sympathy for the devil
  • The twentieth century

Best achievement

  • Monia Chokri The wife of my brother
  • Guillaume de Fontenay Sympathy for the devil
  • Sophie Deraspe Antigone
  • Matthew Rankin The twentieth century
  • Myriam Verreault Kuessipan

Best-case scenario

  • Louise Archambault It was raining birds
  • Jean Barbe, Guillaume de Fontenay, Guillaume Vigneault Sympathy for the devil
  • Sophie Deraspe Antigone
  • Anne Émond Young Juliette
  • Naomi Fontaine, Myriam Verreault Kuessipan

Best performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Anne-Elizabeth Bossé The wife of my brother
  • Anne Dorval 14 days 12 nights
  • Léane Labrèche-Dor laugh
  • Andrée Lachapelle It was raining birds
  • Naomi O’farrell Fabulous

Best performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Robin Aubert Young Juliette
  • Marc-André Grondin Mafia Inc
  • Patrick Hivon The wife of my brother
  • Niels Schneider Sympathy for the devil
  • Gilbert Sicotte It was raining birds

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Micheline Bernard Matthias & Maxime
  • Juliette Gosselin Fabulous
  • Micheline Lanctôt The laugh
  • Eve Landry It was raining birds
  • Genevieve Schmidt Liar

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Robin Aubert Thanks for everything
  • Sergio Castellitto Mafia Inc
  • Pier-Luc Funk Matthias & Maxime
  • Sasson Gabai The wife of my brother
  • Rémy Girard It was raining birds

Revelation of the year

  • Catherine Chabot Liar
  • Sharon Fountain-Ishpatao Kuessipan
  • : Alexane Jamieson Young Juliette
  • Nahéma Ricci Antigone
  • Lilou Roy-Lanouette Jouliks

The Film is being shown outside of Quebec

  • Antigone
  • The wife of my brother
  • Genesis
  • Kuessipan
  • Directory of lost cities

Price to the public

  • The wife of my brother – Monia Chokri
  • It was raining birds – Louise Archambault
  • Mafia Inc – Daniel Grou (Podz)
  • Liar – Émile Gaudreault
  • Thank you for everything – Louise Archambault

Iris Tribute

  • Alanis Obomsawin
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