Nelly

Director: Anne Émond Year: 2016 Run Time: 101min
Nelly (2016)

Based on a true story, Isabelle Fortier chronicles her experience as a sex worker in a semi-

autobiographical novel under the pen name Nelly Arcan (Mylène MacKay). The book becomes a scandalous international bestseller, leading to unexpected and unwanted fame for Arcan, who must now deal with the pressure of increased scrutiny about the authenticity of her stories and the demand for an equally successful follow-up.

Anne Emond explores the author’s colourful and ultimately tragic life in a multi-layered and stylish mix of make-believe and memoir, revealing the person behind the shocking literary alter ego.

“Mylène MacKay delivers a towering performance” – T’Cha Dunlevy, The Montreal Gazette


Director(s):

Anne Émond

Writer(s):

Anne Émond, Nelly Arcan

Producer(s):

Nicole Robert

Cast:

Simon Alain, Marie-Claude Guérin, Mylène Mackay

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

French

Ratings by Province:

18A Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
18A Northwest Territories
18A Nunavut
18A Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
16+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon