Evidently, the French-Canadian writer-director Denys Arcand has a tremendous capacity for dividing the art-movie/film-fest crowd into enemy camps. Arcand's fans see him as a vibrant wit with a supple mind, capable of juggling many ideas at once and spicing his quirky analyses of contemporary society with playful asides and deadeye satire. Detractors generally see him as a pretentious baby boomer who's lost his way in some dense pseudo-intellectual forest, never to emerge. Want to risk a fistfight at the popcorn stand? Just bring up, say,... More >>>
Capitalism and socialism embrace: Rémy Girard and Stéphane Rousseau play father and son in The Barbarian Invasions.