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The Grand Seduction (Gala) - the highly anticipated and star-studded English-language remake of the Québécois hit La Grande Séduction (2003) - is the first intra-Canadian remake. This in conversation session with director McKellar and producer Frappier will speak to the creative process between cultural and linguistic divides, the art of story-telling and entertaining audiences beyond borders.
- Patricia Rozema
Patricia Rozema's feature film credits include I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, White Room, When Night is Falling, Mansfield Park, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl and Grey Gardens among others. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing won the coveted Prix de la Jeunesse at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. That same year, it was voted one of Canada’s ten best films ever as polled by 100 international critics. Rozema won an Emmy Award and was nominated for a Grammy for her film Six Gestures, part of the series Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach. Her television credits include the The Beckett Film Project's Happy Days, the pilot and 2 subsequent episodes of the HBO series Tell Me You Love Me, and most recently, an episode of the critically acclaimed HBO series In Treatment. Rozema received a PEN USA nomination and an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for her work on the HBO movie Grey Gardens, starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.
- Don McKellar
- Don McKellar was born in Toronto.
A prolific actor, director and screenwriter,
he has received three Genie
Awards, including the Claude Jutra
Award for debut feature Last Night
(98), which also won the Prix de
la Jeunesse at Cannes. His other
feature films include Childstar (04),
which premiered at the Festival, and
The Grand Seduction (13).