Lilies


1h 32m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In 1952, a Bishop visiting a prison to hear inmates' confession, is taken hostage. One inmate, in particular, takes the Bishop back to a time, 40 years earlier, when the two men were friends and had shared homosexual feelings and first experiences in 1912. The Bishop, subsequently, is horrified to r

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Ontario Film Development Corporation; Sodec
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/TURBULENT ARTS; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

In 1952, a Bishop visiting a prison to hear inmates' confession, is taken hostage. One inmate, in particular, takes the Bishop back to a time, 40 years earlier, when the two men were friends and had shared homosexual feelings and first experiences in 1912. The Bishop, subsequently, is horrified to recognize that his past has caught up to him with the advent of this confessional by the prisoners.

Crew

David Bottrill

Music Recording

Michel Marc Bouchard

Screenwriter

Michel Marc Bouchard

Play As Source Material ("Les Feluettes Ou La Pepetition D'Un Drame Romantique")

Diane Boucher

Adr Editor (Montreal)

Yvan Bourdages

2nd Unit Camera (2nd Unit)

Robin Cass

Producer

Benoit Chabot

Other

Don Cohen

Location Sound Mixer

Christian Cooke

Recording Engineer

Andre Corriveau

Editor

Marie-helene Coutu

Unit Manager

Tony Currie

Adr Editor (Toronto)

Gabriele D'annunzio

Other

Mychael Danna

Music

Marie-carole Debeaumont

Art Director

Roderick Deogrades

Source Music Editor

Chris Ekers

Music Recording

Keith Elliott

Re-Recording Mixer

Bruce Emo

Chapel Backdrops

Rejéan Forget

Hairdresser

Marie-claude Fortin

Production Coordinator

Roger Francoeur

Other

John Frizzell

Script Consultant

Linda Gaboriau

English-Language Screenplay Translation; Screenplay

Dorothy Gardner

Casting Director

Alain Gaumond

Choreography

Arnie Gelbart

Producer

Julie Gibb

Title Design (Greenstreet Design)

Ginette Goulet

Casting (Montreal)

Rick Hannigan

Other

Rich Harkness

Sound Effects Editor

Mario Hervieux

Head Decorator

Janice Ierulli

Dialogue Editor

Daniel Jobin

Director Of Photography

Sandra Kybartas

Production Designer

Normand Labelle

Assistant Director

Bernard Lapointe

On-Line Editor

Stephane Lefebvre

Stunt Coordinator

Muriel Lize

Production Manager

Stephen Lynch

Makeup Artist

Jeremy Maclaverty

Digital Editor

Claudette Messier

Script Supervisor

Julie Monette

On-Line Editor

Anne Morin

Photographer Backdrops

Christian Morrison

Title Design (Greenstreet Design)

Linda Muir

Costume Designer

Frank Mulvey

Other

Stefan Nitoslawski

2nd Unit Camera (2nd Unit)

Daniel Pellerin

Music Mixer

Simon Edouard Pilon

Assistant Director

Donna Powell

Foley Artist

Scott Purdy

Re-Recording Mixer

Pierre Rivard

Special Effects

Louis-philippe Rochon

Assistant Director

David Rose

Recording Engineer

Bruno Ruffolo

Recording Engineer

Scott Shepherd

Re-Recording Mixer

Sidney Sproule

Wardrobe Mistress

Anna Stratton

Producer

Jane Tattersall

Sound Design

Andrew Tay

Recording Engineer

Sonia Venne

Decorator

Don White

Re-Recording Mixer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Ontario Film Development Corporation; Sodec
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/TURBULENT ARTS; Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Recipient of the 1996 Genie Award for Best Motion Picture.

Nominated for Outstanding Limited-Release Film by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

Winner of four Genie Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, including Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Overall Sound. Also nominated for Best Director, Best Actor (Cadieux, Ferguson, Gilmore), Best Supporting Actor (Chapman), Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Sound Editing.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at OUTFEST '97: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 10, 1997

Released in United States October 17, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States August 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States March 1997

Released in United States June 1997

Released in United States July 1997

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Panorama Canada) August 22 - September 2, 1996.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 1996.

Recipient of best Canadian Film award at 1996 Montreal World Film Festival.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 2-12, 1996.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 10-20, 1996.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.

Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 13-27, 1997.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 20-29, 1997.

Shown at OUTFEST '97: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 11-20, 1997.

Second feature effort for John Greyson who debuted with "Zero Patience" (Canada/1993).

Began shooting September 20, 1995.

Completed shooting October 14, 1995.

Released in United States Fall October 10, 1997

Released in United States October 17, 1997 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Panorama Canada) August 22 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.)

Released in United States July 1997 (Shown at OUTFEST '97: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 11-20, 1997.)

Released in United States 1996 (Recipient of best Canadian Film award at 1996 Montreal World Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 13-27, 1997.)

Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 2-12, 1996.)

Released in United States June 1997 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 20-29, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 10-20, 1996.)

Winner of the Audience Award at the 1997 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.