'Gabrielle' is Canada's Oscar Pick

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It’s official! Telefilm Canada’s Carolle Brabant announced Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle as Canada’s official submission in the category of Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards. The announcement was streamed live via Facebook. The film was selected out of the pool of films that submitted to the Pan-Canadian committee for consideration.

It’s an excellent choice. (See my TIFF review here.) Gabrielle is easily the best Canadian film of the year. Gabrielle also marks the third submission in three years for producers Kim McCraw and Luc Déry, who took Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar to the Oscars in 2010 and 2011. Let’s see Canada nominated in 2013! Bonne chance Gabrielle!