Set Me Free


1h 34m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Hanna is an unhappy adolescent in 1960s Quebec. Her mother, who is constantly ill, and her father, a Jewish-Polish immigrant, have a confusing love-hate relationship. Feeling isolated and somehow different from the other girls at her Catholic school, Hanna fixates on the beautiful character of Nana, as played by Anna Karina in Godard's "Vivre sa vie." When she finds that one of her teachers reminds her of the alluring Nana, she becomes fixated on the teacher while adopting the mannerisms and philosophy of the doomed heroine as her home life goes from bad to worse.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ase me na fygo, Emporte-Moi, Nimm mich mit
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Harold Greenberg Fund; Haut Et Court; Sodec; Super Ecran; TTlTfilm Canada; Tf1 International
Distribution Company
ARTISTIC LICENSE FILMS/COMPAGNIE FRANCE FILM/MERCHANT/IVORY PRODUCTIONS; Haut Et Court; Merchant/Ivory Productions; United International Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Hanna is an unhappy adolescent in 1960s Quebec. Her mother, who is constantly ill, and her father, a Jewish-Polish immigrant, have a confusing love-hate relationship. Feeling isolated and somehow different from the other girls at her Catholic school, Hanna fixates on the beautiful character of Nana, as played by Anna Karina in Godard's "Vivre sa vie." When she finds that one of her teachers reminds her of the alluring Nana, she becomes fixated on the teacher while adopting the mannerisms and philosophy of the doomed heroine as her home life goes from bad to worse.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ase me na fygo, Emporte-Moi, Nimm mich mit
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Harold Greenberg Fund; Haut Et Court; Sodec; Super Ecran; TTlTfilm Canada; Tf1 International
Distribution Company
ARTISTIC LICENSE FILMS/COMPAGNIE FRANCE FILM/MERCHANT/IVORY PRODUCTIONS; Haut Et Court; Merchant/Ivory Productions; United International Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Silver Gryphon at the 1999 Giffoni Film Festival.

Winner of the Silver Hugo Award for Best Screenplay at the 1999 Chicago International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 14, 2000

Released in United States May 26, 2000

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States July 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States 2000

Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Oh Canada!) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.

Shown at Giffoni Film Festival July 19-26, 1999.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Global Views) April 20 - May 4, 2000.

Released in United States Spring April 14, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States May 26, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2000

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Oh Canada!) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.)

Released in United States July 1999 (Shown at Giffoni Film Festival July 19-26, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles International Film Festival (Out of Competition) October 21-29, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Global Views) April 20 - May 4, 2000.)

Winner of a Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival.