Zwischen Welten

Einblicke Die Kluft zwischen politischer Theorie und deren praktischer Umsetzung allerdings ist durchaus keine kleine. Gerade diese Diskrepanz aber macht das Ganze so interessant
Zwischen Welten
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Theory and reality

"As a former student of political science himself, Falardeau had to reconcile his theoretical, idealistic understanding of democracy with the disparing realities of political machinations. And so he does in this hysterical piece of satire which opens with the director himself reassuring the viewer that these following events did not in fact happen. ScreenPrism spoke to director and screenwriter Philippe Falardeau about his upbeat political satire, 'My Internship in Canada'." Screenprism

Home again

"Before returning to the United States, though, Falardeau came back home to film the political comedy 'My Internship in Canada', a charming film focusing on fictional Quebec MP Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard), who finds himself holding the deciding vote over whether the country goes to war. Falardeau spoke with The Globe and Mail while promoting the film at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival." The Globe and Mail

A clearly visible mark

"In 2011, Monsieur Lazhar premiered in the Piazza Grande at the Locarno International Film Festival, launching Philippe Falardeau’s international career. The film would go on to win awards around the world and be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The experience clearly left its mark, and when Falardeau’s new film, Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre, was selected to make its world premiere in the Piazza Grande, he organized a Montreal outdoor screening for the same day." Vague Visages

Perfect Timing

"The timing of the release of 'Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre' couldn’t be better. Writer-director Philippe Falardeau’s smart political satire lands on Montreal screens in the middle of the federal election campaign, and the film’s lighthearted spoofing of our politicians’ foibles has a pulled-from-the-headlines feel." Montreal Gazette

How it was done

"Falardeau discusses writing and making the film, the political discussions it’s provoked, and how he made the first great Canadian political satire on film. The film is the epitome of a great political satire: absolutely hilarious and with enough on its mind to make you think." Seventh Row

12:22 26.05.2016

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Absicht und Wirkung

Absicht und Wirkung

Zum Film Die Tour durch den Wahlbezirk entwickelt sich zur Realsatire, in der sich Politiker, Bürger und Lobbyisten einen Wettlauf darum liefern, wer als erster die Demokratie zur Strecke bringt
Theorie und Praxis

Theorie und Praxis

Biographien Regisseur Philippe Falardeau hat Politische Wissenschaften studiert, bevor es ihn zum Film zog. Kein Wunder, dass er sich nun auf diese Weise mit dem Thema beschäftigt
Listige Parabel

Listige Parabel

Netzschau Kritiken aus dem Netz: "Die neue Politkomödie von Philippe Falardeau jongliert gekonnt zwischen Familienalltag, lokalpolitischem Hickhack und der großen politischen Bühne."