'Rebelle' Dominates Quebec's Prix Jutra

Rachel Mwanza in Rebelle
After sweeping the Canadian Screen Awards a few weeks ago, Rebelle (War Witch) has dominated the kudos for Quebec's Prix Jutras. The Jutras, named after filmmaker Claude Jutra, are Quebec's highest film honour. Rebelle more or less performed a cut and paste job with the CSAs and the Jutras by repeating its wins in most categories. I'm disappointed that this coup meant another loss for Laurence Anyways star Suzanne Clément, who didn't get the recognition she deserved from Canadian voters. Best Actor, however, went to Julien Poulin for his commanding performance in Camion, which I had the fortune to see last week at DiverCiné. Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways rounded out the list of the night's winners, as it took home three artistic awards. Rebelle and Laurence Anyways led the nominations going in with nine nominations apiece. Rebelle took home eight trophies.

Best Film

Rebelle/War Witch


Best Director

Kim Nguyen - Rebelle/War Witch

Best Actor

Julien Poulin, Camion

Best Actress

  Rachel Mwanza - Rebelle/War Witch

Best Supporting Actor

Serge Kanyinda - Rebelle/War Witch

Best Supporting Actress

Sabrina Ouazani - Inch'Allah

Best Screenplay

Rebelle/War Witch, Kim Nguyen 

Best Documentary

Over My Dead Body - Brigitte Poupart

Best Art Direction/Production Design

Laurence Anyways – Anne Pritchard

Best Cinematography

Rebelle/War Witch  – Nicolas Bolduc 

Best Costume Design

Ésimésac - Carmen Alie


Best Editing:

Rebelle/War Witch  – Richard Comeau

Best Make-up

Laurence Anyways - Kathy Kelso, Coleen Quinton

Best Hairstyling

Laurence Anyways - Michel Coté, Martin Lapointe

Best Music

Camion –  Vivane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool, Éric West-Millette

Best Sound

Rebelle/War Witch

Best Live Action Short

Là où je suis - Myriam Magassouba

Best Animated Short

Bydlo - Patrick Bouchard

Most Celebrated Film Outside Quebec

Monsieur Lazhar

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