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‘Barbarian’ wreaks havoc at Jutra kudos

Pic takes five prizes, including best film

MONTREAL — Denys Arcand’s “The Barbarian Invasions” dominated annual Quebec film kudos the Jutra Awards.

The veteran Montreal writer-director’s moving comic-drama about a former womanizer dying of cancer nabbed five prizes, including best film.

The wins in Montreal came just 24 hours after “The Barbarian Invasions” took home three Cesar Awards in France. With its wins at the Cannes Film Festival, the Cesars and Jutras, coupled with nominations at the Oscars and Golden Globes, “Invasions” is the highest-profile Quebecois film to be released in the past 20 years.

“Seducing Doctor Lewis” won the most Jutras Sunday, taking a leading eight trophies, but most were in secondary categories. “Invasions” won all of its trophies in major categories: film, film with the most success outside of Quebec, actress (Marie-Josee Croze), screenplay (Arcand) and director (Arcand again).

“Seducing Doctor Lewis” garnered the Billet d’Or as the top-grossing homegrown film in Quebec over the past 12 months. The inspirational comedy about a rural community’s efforts to attract a Montreal doctor has grossed C$7 million ($5.3 million) in its home province. “Invasions” has grossed $3.9 million in Quebec and has a worldwide gross of over $20 million.

“Seducing” also won Jutras for supporting actress (Clemence Desrochers), supporting actor (Pierre Collin), sound (Claude Hazanavicius, Marcel Pothier, Michel Descombes), editing (Dominique Fortin), artistic direction (Normand Sarrazin), photography (Allen Smith) and costumes (Louise Gagne).

The only other multiple winner at the Quebec awards was writer-director Louis Belanger’s “Gaz Bar Blues,” with lead Serge Theriault winning the actor prize for his performance as the owner of a small independent gas station in Quebec City, and Guy Belanger and Claude Fradette winning for the film’s bluesy score.

Robert Lepage’s “The Far Side of the Moon” won a lone Jutra, for makeup (Brigitte Bilodeau). The documentary award was shared by “A Hauteur d’homme” and “Roger Toupin, epicier variete.”

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