Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

My Internship in Canada
(Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre)

 

Year: 2015
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 108 minutes

My Internship in Canada
My Internship in Canada
My Internship in Canada

When hockey stardom lands Steve Guibord the position of a Member of Parliament in Canada, nothing could prepare him for being unexpectedly bestowed the swing vote in whether or not to send the country to war in the Middle East. It’s a bewildering twist of fate for the docile politician, who has spent most of his career as an unaffiliated party member, coasting from his office above a lingerie shop, until he finds himself comically stumbling into the public eye. To skirt around decisiveness, he declares he’ll tour his constituency to consult public opinion in what he assures will be “a window for democracy.” But in war and peace, the best intentions often run astray. Traveling with his contentious wife, Suzanne, liberal daughter, Lune, and an amusingly over-the-top idealistic Haitian intern named Souverain, his town halls quickly dissolve into a circus of lobbyists and media frenzy. With Guibord caught not only between the opposing views of an entire nation, but his family too, it’s up to Souverain to take the wheel in MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA—an all-out satirical shot at democracy and the everyday absurdities of politics. (In English, French, and Creole with subtitles) –N.D.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 6:00 PM

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Director
Philippe Falardeau

Philippe Falardeau was born in Hull, Quebec. He is an acclaimed director and screenwriter. He earned a Genie Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Congorama." He was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film for 2011's "Monsieur Lazhar."

Filmography
"La Moitié Guache du Frigo" (2000), "Congorama" (2006)-31st CIFF, "It's Not Me, I Swear!" (2008)—33rd CIFF, "Monsieur Lazhar" (2011), "In the Name of the Son" (2012), "The Good Lie" (2013), MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA (2015)

Producers
Luc Déry, Kim McCraw

Screenwriting
Philippe Falardeau

Cinematography
Ronald Plante

Editing
Richard Comeau

Principal Cast
Patrick Huard, Irdens Exantus, Suzanne Clément, Clémence Dufresne-Deslières, Sonia Cordeau, Paul Doucet

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