Praise for Nadia, Butterfly

Des éloges pour Nadia, Butterfly

After having been selected in the official selection of the Cannes film Festival last June, the québec film Nadia, Butterfly, which showcases the swimmer Katerine Savard had a concert of praise Wednesday in the international press.

The magazine The Hollywood Reporter and the specialized site Indiewire, in fact, have both published Wednesday, reviews very favourable for this second feature film from quebec filmmaker Pascal Plant (The fake tattoos). These two articles have been put online the same day on which the distributor House 4 : 3 announced that the film will be presented across Quebec on 18 September.

Filmed in Montreal last year, Nadia, Butterfly tells the story of a female olympic swimmer (played by Katerine Savard) who is preparing for the last olympics of his career.

In his review, The Hollywood Reporter has, in particular, praised the “magnetism” of the swimmer, and olympic medallist Katerine Savard in his first screen role. The journalist stressed, moreover, that the presence of a number of real swimmers in the distribution (there are also Ariane Mainville and Hilary Caldwell) brings a certain authenticity and a documentary aspect to the film that he summarizes as ” a splash of discreet but surprising “.

A film ” great “

The website Indiewire, which has granted Nadia, Butterlfy a grade of B +, has also been seduced not the proposal of Pascal Plant, describing the film as ” a drama sensitive on the transition to adulthood “.

Recall that the general delegate of the Cannes Festival, Thierry Frémaux, also had beautiful words to Nadia, Butterfly , announcing last June that the film of Pascal Plante was selected in the official selection of Cannes 2020 : “It is a film directed by a man, but one has the feeling that one lives with this woman from the beginning to the end. And it is just wonderful “, had stressed Frémaux at the press conference.

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