Nelly

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1h 41m | Drama


A biopic of Canadian prostitute and writer Nelly Arcan (one of TIFF's rising stars in 2016, Mylène Mackay), whose real name was Isabelle Fortier. She rocked the French literary world with her 2001 semi-autobiographical novel, Putain (Whore), based on her experiences as a call girl.

The book was a huge success and was short-listed for several prizes. She went on to have a weekly column in Ici magazine and write three more books, which dealt with such themes as power, gender, loneliness, the commodification of female beauty, and suicide.

Nelly tragically died in 2009.

Director: Anne Émond
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Producer(s): Nicole Robert
Cast: Mylène Mackay, Mylia Corbeil-Gavreau, Francis Leplay, Mickaël Gouin, Sylvie Drapeau, Catherine Brunet
Writer(s): Anne Émond

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