Tectonic Plates


Tectonic Plates

"Tectonic Plates" is a 1992 independent Canadian film directed by Peter Mettler. Mettler also wrote the screenplay based on the play by Robert Lepage. The film stars Marie Gignac, Céline Bonnier and Robert Lepage.

Plot summary

Madeleine (played by Marie Gignac) is studying art in Montreal. When her beloved professor (played by Robert Lepage) disappears, Madeleine decides to kill herself in the romantic setting of Venice. However, drug addict Constance (played by Céline Bonnier) dissuades her. Meanwhile, the professor has moved to New York, where he becomes a successful talkshow host under the name of Jennifer.

Awards

The film won the Catholic Film Critics Award at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival. It was also nominated for a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction.

External links

* [http://www.reelviews.net/movies/t/tectonic.html Review by James Berardinelli]


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