Québec cinema has shined again yesterday evening on Hollywood Boulevard. Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Québec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, pickup up three Oscars, including best actor for Matthew McConaughey, best supporting actor for Jared Leto and best makeup and hair-styling for Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews.
It’s not the first appearance for Jean-Marc Vallée at the Oscars. In 2010, “Young Victoria” won for best achievement in costume design. Vallée’s last films include also box office successes “Café de Flore” and “C.R.A.Z.Y.”, two must-see.
The Lady in Number 6
Another Montréal-based crew came back from Los Angeles with the statuette: filmmakers Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed accepted Best Documentary Short Subject for the beautiful and moving “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.”
Earlier last week, André Gauthier, Benoit Sévigny, Yves Boudreault, Robert Lanciault from Montréal also received Scientific & Engineering Awards for the design and implementation of the FiLMBOX software application.
Over the last four year, three Québec films have been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Category: Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies” (Villeneuve recently directed “Prisoners”), Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar” and Kim Nguyen’s “War Witch”.