What anchors the proceedings is the lead performance of Mylene Mackay, whose star will definitely be on the rise after this sexy, galvanizing turn.
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A high-class prostitute by choice, Nelly Arcan’s colorful life is recreated in a multilayered and stylish mix of make-believe and memoir, revealing Nelly’s alter egos: the neurotic writer, the vulnerable lover, the call girl and the star. Nelly shocked the literary world with her elegant phrasing and the lurid details of sex work in her autobiographical first novel Whore, which became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. Despite unprecedented success, Nelly’s remarkable life ended in tragedy.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 9.14.18 - 9.20.18
Royal, 9.14.18 - 9.20.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 100 min
Language: French
FEATURED REVIEW: T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette
How do you approach a biopic of Quebec’s most famous prostitute? From multiple angles, if you’re Anne Émond. The writer-director circles her tragic protagonist — novelist Nelly Arcan, who committed suicide in 2009 at the age of 36 — in almost abstract f...