Quebec Cinema Gala: “Drunken Birds” crowned big winner of the evening
The director of the film “Drunken Birds”, Ivan Grbovic, is gone with the most Iris on Sunday evening.
The film Drunken Birds by Ivan Grbovic triumphed Sunday evening at the 24th Gala Québec Cinéma by winning five Iris, including Best Film, in addition to five other prizes won during the Gala Artisans presented in the afternoon, for a total of ten trophies.
The event, which rewards the best of Quebec cinema, was broadcast on ICI Télé. For a second consecutive year, actress Geneviève Schmidt hosted the evening. The ceremony opened with a sequence of artists from Quebec cinema recounting the origin of their love affair with the big screen.
Ten prizes for Drunken Birds
Citation 16 times at Iris 2022, Drunken Birdstells the story of the quest of Mexican Willy, who is hired as a seasonal worker at the Bécotte farm, near Montreal, to find Marlena, his lost love.
At the Gala Québec Cinéma, the drama won honors in the categories of best film, best screenplay, as well as best direction.
Actress Hélène Florent, who was nominated for the first time at the Gala Québec Cinéma, won the Iris for best actress for her role in Drunken Birds.
Also for his role in Drunken Birds, Claude Legault was awarded the Iris for Best Actor in a Supporting Role< em>. The actor was not present to receive his award, but had recorded a message of thanks. “Cinephiles, go see this film, make yourself a gift,” he mentioned.
On Sunday afternoon, Ivan Grbovic's second film already distinguished itself at the Gala Artisans, the first part of the Gala Québec Cinéma, by winning five Iris awards. The work that represented Canada at the Oscars this year in the category Best International Film won the awards for Best Cast, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Original Score.
Sara Montpetit crowned revelation of the year
Sara Montpetit was crowned revelation of the year for her first role on the big screen in the film Maria Chapdelaine by Sébastien Pilote. The prize was presented by Louise Portal, monument of the Quebec cinema which won the Iris-Tribute after 50 years of career. She was accompanied by the 2021 revelation Kelly Depeault.
Moreover, the team of the latest adaptation of Louis Hémon's novel shone on Sunday by leaving with a total of four Iris prizes, including that of the best costumes and that of the best hairstyles.
Hélène Florent won two Irises in one evening, a first in the history of the gala. Indeed, in addition to her Iris for best actress, she left with the award for best female interpretation in a supporting role for her performance in Maria Chapdelaine.
A selection of finalists for the 2022 Iris Awards is offered free of charge on Québec Cinéma's digital platform(New window) until June 7.