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Lilies ★★ Les Feluettes 1996 (R)

Strange revenge fantasy set in a northern Quebec men's prison in 1952. A bishop (Sabourin) goes to the prison to hear the confession of a dying convict and is taken hostage in the chapel by the prison's homosexual population. There, he's forced to watch a play that recreates a 40-year-old incident in his own life. As the prison walls fade away, the actor/prisoners turn into students Simon (Cadieux) and Vallier (Gilmore), who take the lovers' roles in a pageant about the martyrdom of St. Sebastien too seriously for comfort. The female roles in the flashbacks (which include Vallier's crazy mother and Simon's would-be fiance) are played by men. Adapted from Bouchard's play “Les Feluettes out La Repetition d'un Drame Romantique.” 95m/C VHS, DVD . CA Marcel Sabourin, Jason Cadieux, Danny Gilmore, Brent Carver, Matthew Ferguson, Alexander Chapman, Aubert Pallascio; D: John Greyson; W: Michel Marc Bouchard; C: Daniel Jobin; M: Mychael Danna. Genie ‘96: Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des., Film, Sound.