Canadian Acad crowns ‘Seraphin’

Reel to be handed out as part of Genie Awards

MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1.

“Seraphin,” which was released in late 2002 in Quebec, generated C$9.6 million ($7 million) for distrib Alliance Atlantis. The French-language period drama set in rural Quebec has received six Genie nominations including Karine Vanasse for actress and Roy Dupuis for supporting actor. Pic is directed by Charles Biname and produced by Lorraine Richard for Cite-Amerique.

” ‘Seraphin’ reflects the extraordinary success at home and abroad of French-language cinema over the course of the past year,” said Richard Stursberg, exec director of Canuck film promoter Telefilm Canada. “This shows that when we make movies that appeal to Canadian audiences, to their history and culture, we can achieve extraordinary results.”

The Academy will give Montreal helmer Sebastien Rose the Claude Jutra Award for first-time filmmaker for comedy “How My Mother Gave Birth to Me During Menopause.” Pic is produced by Roger Frappier and Luc Vandal for Max Films, and is distributed by Alliance Atlantis.

“This film marks the arrival of an exciting new talent who deals with difficult comedic material and gives it an original and inventive spin,” Academy chair Paul Gratton said.

More Film

  • Broken Star

    Film Review: 'Broken Star'

    MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. […]

  • James Wan Jason Blum

    James Wan, Jason Blum Partner on Robot Horror Movie 'M3GAN'

    MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. […]

  • Captain Marvel

    On-Location Filming Slides 5.2% in Los Angeles for Second Quarter

    MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. […]

  • Jordan Peele70th Annual Writers Guild Awards,

    Writers Guild Sets 2019 Awards Show Date

    MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. […]

  • Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in

    Poll: What's the Best 'Mission: Impossible' Movie?

    MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. […]

  • THE PREDATOR Fox

    Director Shane Black Took a 'Butch-and-Sundance Approach' to 'The Predator'

    MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. […]

  • Best Comic-Con 2018 Panels: 'Walking Dead'

    Comic-Con 2018's Can't-Miss Panels

    MONTREAL — “Seraphin: Heart of Stone,” Quebec’s top-grossing homegrown film, has won the Golden Reel Award as top box office performer of the year, it was announced Thursday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Golden Reel will be handed out as part of the Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content